FAQs - Garden Owners
- Organic Trail Guidelines
Q: Why have OGT Member Guidelines
A: They are designed to benefit you and all of our OGT members.
These simple strategies assure every OGT member that all the
other members share their passion for organic gardening and
for maintaining the OGT 'umbrella brand' and reputation as a
much valued local entity and as a tourist attraction.
Q: What are the OGT Guidelines
A: 1) Your garden must be organic
it does not need to be 'Certified Organic'.
2) Garden inspection prior to joining
so all members can be assured that the quality of our OGT
gardens is preserved.
3 )Your own street identifier
your business name and/or street umber should be very
visible to visitors from the road.
4) Display OGT signage
purchase/display to enable OGT visitors can easily identify
you as an OGT garden.
5) Provide free self-paced-tours
where possible, each garden is to provide a free self-paced
tour. You decide. Your garden could also be showcased
by a ‘paid guided tour’ – your choice of guided tour length
and cost to your visitor(s).
6) Provide self-paced-tour signage
where necessary, internal signs and/or map to facilitate
visitor self-paced-tour and garden experience.
7) Garden quality
your garden to be tended regularly to ensure quality is
presented to your visitors – for example lawns mown,
edges trimmed and beds weeded. Your garden is the
8) Garden consistency
your garden to be consistently maintained. That is: as
far as is possible, rotational planting with seasonal plants.
9) Garden Access
adhere to your advertised open times - where possible,
as your visitors will have made their plans around your
advertised hours. For example - If an emergency arises, put
up a sign about closure and contact directly any visitors who
have made a guided tour booking.
10) Visitor safety
ensure both accessibility and safety for those using your
garden, including having a current insurance policy which
must include “Public Liability”.