Each year 8 to 10 Rockley gardeners open their garden to the public during the festival. Some are established gardens such as Janelle and Peter’s garden at Tara, and Tony and Deidre’s garden at Budden’s Guesthouse. Tim and Chris show their established garden along with Tim’s art studio/gallery. Other gardens are described by their gardeners/owners as works in progress because they are relatively new gardens. Kerry and Belle bought Calais Villa four years ago and are still reviving the ancient garden beds. John and Jude’s garden at the 19th century Presbytery of St. Patrick’s Church is described by John as ‘still a work in progress’ whereas Jen and Jaye at the old Wesleyan Chapel, now a private residence, describe their garden as a ‘big work in progress’. Many of the gardens are part of heritage listed properties. The children at Rockley School are also opening their school garden to visitors. The children tend the garden under the supervision of Greg Cross.