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 / 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...

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 / 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

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...

Open Garden / Trudy’s year-round, edible garden

Trudy Yogini has created year-round, edible garden in Ainslie and it's open to the public soon.

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...

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...

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...

Pretty garden with a meditative air

WORDS: Kathryn Vukovljak PHOTOS: Brent McDonald (gallery below article)

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

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 / 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 / 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.

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...

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...

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