Samford Edible Garden Trail

Plan Your Trail

Trail Guide and Map

This page provides all the information you’ll need to make the most out of the Samford Edible Garden Trail Open Day Weekend 2024. We suggest you check back on this page closer to the Trail date for the most up to date information.

Ticket holders will be emailed a digital PDF of the Trail Guide and Map in the week before the event. 

The Trail Guide will include addresses of all gardens, information on facilities and activities, and garden descriptions – everything you need to plan your day or weekend on the Samford Edible Garden Trail.

Design your own Trail

This is a self-paced Trail, so in other words, you get to choose which gardens and which order suits you! You can meander through each garden at your own pace, or time your visit to coincide with a garden tour. The garden hosts will be available throughout the day to answer questions.

Based on feedback from previous years, many people reported that they enjoyed focusing on 3-4 gardens in a day. Of course, if you are super keen you can zoom around to all of them – but just remember to take time to stop and smell the herbs along the way too.

Tour times

Tour times will be updated here closer to the event, emailed to ticket holders and also provided on the Trail Guide.

Food and Drinks

Last year four local cafe’s were involved in the Trail, offering discounts and showcasing locally grown produce on their menu.

This year expect it to be even bigger and better. Plans are being finalised and tweaked – and will be continually added to as we get closer to the weekend. 

Watch this space!

Accessibility

Samford Village is wheelchair accessible. However, the gardens have lawn or walking pathways, so wheelchair accessibility may be difficult. If you have specific requirements with accessibility or parking, please contact us directly and we will do our best to help you plan which gardens to visit and also make arrangements to help with parking so that you can get the most out of your day.

We have included accessibility information with each garden description so please check those on the GARDENS page here.

For all gardens please wear sturdy footwear, suitable clothing for outdoor activities, sunscreen and a hat. Don’t forget your water bottle!

Safety

Be mindful that most gardens have bees and animals like poultry and some have livestock. There are no dangerous dogs on any of the properties.

While we love our furry friends, visitors dogs are prohibited at all Open Day venues, so please leave them at home.

This is a family event, and we hope any children who come along will be inspired to create their own edible garden at home. For their own safety, children must be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times. We ask that all visitors stay on the paths & adhere to garden-specific directional signage & volunteer directions, as some garden areas could easily be damaged if stepped on. 

Just another reminder to please wear sturdy footwear, suitable clothing for outdoor activities, sunscreen and a hat. Don’t forget your water bottle!

Facilities

Public toilet facilities are available in Samford Village and at various local parks. They will be listed on the Trail Guide, which ticket holders will be emailed in the week before the event.

Please note that there are no toilet facilities at the private gardens.

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