Our Partnership with Open Gardens South Australia

The Playford Trust is thrilled to be partnering with Open Gardens SA to offer up to three awards of $2000 each for students studying horticulture or conservation and land management at TAFE. The aim is to support young people who not only have an interest in gardens themselves but who will inspire a love of gardens in others.

Open Gardens SA was established in 2015 following the disbandment of the well-known national scheme that had run for 25 years. This highly successful not-for-profit organisation is run by an enthusiastic and experienced committee determined to bring garden lovers together and ensure the people of South Australia continue to enjoy the State’s garden treasures.

Tens of thousands of visitors have been welcomed to more than 130 private gardens. So far $240,000 has gone back to garden owners and their chosen charities and another $200,000 has been raised by charities operating plant stalls, morning teas and other supporting activities.

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