Open garden / Emma’s garden where the children play

LARGE deciduous trees frame and shade Emma Kain’s garden, where the focus is on fun and creativity for her three children, aged 10, eight...

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 / Pretty garden at the heart of the farm

A PEACEFUL garden that’s both pretty and productive lies at the centre of Jane Vincent’s beef cattle farm in Sutton, though when she 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,...

Open Garden / Going for green, green and even weeds!

GREEN, green and more green, Joan O'Loughlin’s pretty cottage garden is abundant with foliage, including several varieties of weeds, which she admits she has...

Open garden / Rooms, paths and shade

  WATCHED over by a big fluffy owl that sits in the silver birch at the back, Mark Barber’s Deakin garden is a place to...

Open garden / Suzanne’s ‘unrestrained’ cottage garden

A DENSELY planted, shady cottage garden framing a 1925 pink weatherboard cottage in Bungendore will be open on the weekend of November 14-15, along with three other nearby gardens. 

Open garden / Flowers, variety and colour at every turn

“It’s definitely a gardener’s garden, rather than a landscape design garden, and we love plenty of year-round colour and lots of variety,” says open-garden owner IAN DAVENPORT

Cool, quiet, green and wild

“I love to sit by the waterfall, there’s a little foot-rest there, and it’s cool and quiet,” says Christine Reid, whose peaceful...

Open garden / Christine’s magical garden of mystery

This week's OPEN GARDEN is one of mystery, magic and pleasure. Just ask owner Christine. KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK did...

Open garden / In Sarah’s English country garden

“I was definitely attracted to the front garden with its winding paths and English feel,” says open garden host Sarah Doyle.

Feast for the senses

WITH fragrant lavender lining the driveway, foliage aromas from scented-leaf geraniums and herbs including mint, rosemary, thyme, basil, coriander, marjoram, oregano and sage, Barbara...

Sharing a neighbourly love of vegetables

ANNE Norris’ love of veggies is clear to see, with wicking beds taking over the lawn area in her pretty Spica Street, Giralang, garden that’s a delight of florals and foliage, writes KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK

Open garden / Where natives, veggies and birds abound

  WHILE Isobel Crawford’s garden is densely screened from the street by wattles, tea trees and casuarinas, the cucumber and zucchini growing at the front...

Out of court and into veggies

A thriving 1000sqm community garden in O’Connor full of organically grown veggies, herbs, flowers and berries will open to the public on the weekend...

A wander through flowers and trailing vines

A Queanbeyan homestead with a rich history and a pretty cottage garden, Langdene offers visitors a delightful wander through flowers and trailing vines at its upcoming open day. KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK has the details...

Open garden / Buzzing with life, high on the reserve

BACKING on to the stunning Pinnacle nature reserve and hidden away on the hillside, artist Felicity Green’s large, 2800sqm, sloping block is alive with...

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...

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