Tilligerry Open Gardens

27 September 2020

The Tilligerry Open Gardens are back bigger and better than ever for 2020.
Nine gardens will open on Sunday 27th September from 11am – 3pm as a welcome to Spring!

Gardens are located in Salt Ash and Tanilba Bay on the Tilligerry Peninsula, an easy 30 minute drive from Newcastle or Nelson Bay. Highlights include:

Tanilba House – circa 1831
The garden at Tanilba House has evolved significantly over its 190 year history and has the oldest living olive tree in Australia. Today the gardens span three acres and embraces a cottage garden feel with a broad selection of plants and themes spread across various garden areas.

Heaven Gardens
Heaven Gardens boasts 5 acres of manicured, landscaped grounds. It’s divided into two main areas: formal gardens and a natural wetlands. The formal gardens combine over 20 themed gardens with over 600 plants, manicured hedges, multiple water features and timber boardwalks.

Tilligerry Habitat
Tilligerry Habitat is a 9ha parcel of regenerated native bushland in Tanilba Bay. This Advanced Ecotourism accredited tourist location includes a native plant nursery and walking trails through bushland and the foreshore. Wildlife abounds including frequent koala sightings.

Perpetual Gardens
A rural property consisting of various themed gardens surrounding the house. Home to a variety of plant types from tropical to cactus and succulents to native, bonsai and traditional. As you wander around you
will discover a variety of art on display.

Other gardens include:
• Rural Garden
• Retirement Garden
• Fern & Orchid Garden
• Organic Food Garden
• Secret Garden

Tickets must be purchased prior to entry on the day and will be available at two locations:
Heaven Gardens – 332 Lemon Tree Passage Road, Salt Ash
Tilligerry Habitat – 2E King Albert Avenue, Tanilba Bay
Tickets are $5 per person or $10 per family and includes a map of the garden locations. All proceeds go to the Tilligerry Community Association.