Open garden / An invitation to relax

WITH a vast blue timber pergola drenched in purple wisteria, Els Wynen’s garden welcomes visitors straight away with an inviting place to relax. The slate...

Sad tinge to a beautiful garden opening

WHEN Maria White’s dear friend and running buddy Marg van Belkom was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year, Maria decided to fundraise by...

Open gardens / Rare glimpse of Braidwood gardens

AN 1850s flour mill, a thriving slow-food farm, properties steeped in history and newer gardens are among the attractions of this year's Braidwood Open...

Open garden / Informal garden rich in nostalgia

Photos by Andrew Finch WHEN Fiona MacGregor moved into the house next door to her daughter and two grandchildren, the first thing they did was...

Open garden / Butterflies, birds and beauty in a small space

A SMALL garden can create a visual impact, feed a family and be beautiful and relaxing at the same time, says garden owner and...

All for the love of dahlias

“It's just good to have it nice,” says retiree John Woodfield of his beautiful Hughes garden – which is something of an understatement. The well-organised,...

Tina’s ‘healing’ garden of plants and mosaics

Gardening is healing for mosaic artist Tina van Raay, whose Campbell garden is her expression space, art gallery, meditation zone and respite for friends and family. 

Open garden / Heavenly views from Carol’s hillside haven

CAROL Kemp says that because the views from her home in Calwell are nothing short of spectacular, she knew her garden had to be...

Living the good life

"It's not about self-sufficiency, as such – we believe in self-reliance and mutual dependence,” says David Watson, whose Bungendore farm, Mill Post, is a...

The evolving garden of discovery

"Terroux" is a meaningful garden for owners Peter Fletcher and Barbara Baikie, who started planting trees, shrubs and flowers on the Wallaroo property 15 years ago from the bare ground up. It will be open to the public and reporter KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK has the details...

Open garden / Colour, peace and lots of Tina’s mosaics

MOSAIC stepping stones, wall art, water features and sculptures fill Tina van Raay’s Campbell garden, making it an outdoor gallery of her glass artworks. Tina...

It’s a small world at Campbell

Open Gardens HERE’S the chance to explore a series of courtyard gardens in the upmarket Dominion complex in Key Street, Campbell. Open as part of the...

Open garden / Cottage garden goes back to the future

Four gardens in Bungendore will close the spring season for Open Gardens Canberra over the November 23-24 weekend. KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK visits one of them, a sustainable cottage garden...
Open Garden – 22 Irene Avenue, Queanbeyan

Open garden / Shady, soft and sustainable

IN Tom Baker’s shady garden, everything mingles in together and competes for space, creating a cool and endlessly interesting landscape to explore and enjoy. “I’ve...

A garden of contrast and colour

A CLEVER solar-passive house, which owner Tim Woodburn says looks “superb” from the back, was the inspiration for a colourful native garden that frames...

Pretty and productive inner-city organic garden

PROVING the “pretty and productive potential of a suburban block”, Michele and Andrew England’s no-waste, organic garden in Braddon provides year-round food and flowers. rep[ortds KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK.

Open Garden / Ursula’s secret garden of memories

Photos by ANDREW FINCH   COMPLETELY hidden from the road, Ursula Reid’s secret Queanbeyan garden backs on to the river and features a riverside walkway, a...

Open Garden / Relaxed gardeners loving the serendipity

It's all about relaxed, laid-back living for garden owners Alan and Lynne Wade, whose Kambah home is to be featured in the Canberra Open Garden scheme

Four seasons in one garden

FRAGRANCE and colour are a year-round treat in Bob and Priscilla Chapman’s peaceful garden. Abundant roses scent the air in spring and summer, but every...

Welcoming visitors to a ‘dear old garden’

KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK previews an upcoming open garden – historic Lambrigg at Tharwa. 

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