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Cherry Gardens
South Australia
Population 701 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 5157
LGA(s) City of Onkaparinga
Federal Division(s) Division of Mayo
Localities around Cherry Gardens:
Coromandel East Coromandel East Ironbank
Aberfoyle Park Cherry Gardens Scott Creek
Happy Valley Clarendon Dorset Vale

Cherry Gardens is a semi-rural suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It lies within the City of Onkaparinga and has postcode 5157.

History

See also: History of Adelaide and European settlement of South Australia

Cherry Gardens' early settlers included John and Benjamin Chambers, who were granted land in the area some time before 1844. The area was named for the native cherry (Exocarpos cupressiformis) which grew there in profusion.

Cherry Gardens Post Office first opened on 10 July 1850 and finally closed in 1976.

Coordinates: 35°03′50″S 138°40′01″E / 35.064°S 138.667°E / -35.064; 138.667

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