Sophie’s Patch Spring Open Garden | Mt Barker | 6-8 Nov 2021

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Sophie’s Patch Spring Open Garden

Spring offers the perfect opportunity to visit Sophie Thomson’s iconic drylands garden which provides inspiration, delight and learning opportunities for gardeners and want to be gardeners at every turn.

The open garden will run as always over three days. The societies will be there (Beekeepers’ Society of SA, Birds SA and Butterfly Conservation SA), the nurseries will be there (Hillside Herbs and Succulents, Tupelo Grove Nursery and Bickleigh Vale Organic Farm) and so will Recreate from Mt Pleasant.

It is also an opportunity to enjoy great food from Sophie’s Patch produce, shop from exceptional nurseries, learn from environmental groups who attend and have a fun day out on your own, with friends and with family.

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Garden Talks:

Due to social distancing, the event will not able to host the wonderful program of garden talks which are normally held in the shed. Instead, those who would usually deliver these talks have recorded a video available for attendees to watch in the comfort of their own homes at a time that’s convenient for them. This will be only for Open Garden attendees for one month and then they will be made available for everyone.

Kids Activities:

  • Saturday 7 November 2021 – Nature Craft – making nature crowns. Run by Kate Hubmayer, Author of ‘Nature Craft for Aussie Kids’ 
  • Sunday 8 November 2021 – Making botanical prints using foliage and flowers. Run by Faye Goodrick from Recreate, Mt Pleasant


Food Options:

You can pre-purchase Lunch and Cake boxes for afternoon tea and enjoy delicious coffee, tea and drinks purchased on the day. Lunch for this Open Garden incorporates produce from Sophie’s Patch and is a delicious Spring harvest power bowl.

Spring harvest power bowl includes:

  • Roasted spring vegetables, ancient seeds and grains, fresh mesclun, creamy fetta and roasted beetroot labneh.
  • Served with Falafel and Focaccia
  • GF Option will not have Focaccia

The sweet tasting box featuring three Sophie’s Patch Cakes:

  • Pumpkin cake
  • Golden tomatillo
  • Chocolate beetroot cake



  • Over 13 years | $15
  • 5 – 12 years | $5
  • under 5 | FREE

Every person needs to have a ticket including babies.

To work in with COVID guidelines they must take prepaid bookings in advance to manage numbers and you will also be able to prepay your choice of food if you want to sample home grown produce from the vegie garden and orchard at Sophie’s Patch.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Sophie’s Patch website.

What:  Sophie’s Patch Spring Open Garden

When:    Friday 6 – Sunday 8 November | 10am – 4.30pm

Where: Sophie’s Patch | 394 Springs Rd, Mount Barker

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Sophie’s Patch website


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