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...

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...

Green thumbs gather at Lanyon

WORDS: Kathryn Vukovljak PHOTOS: Silas Brown THE garden at historic Lanyon homestead has never looked better, with its beautiful roses blooming and the huge vegetable garden...

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

Garden takes to new shapes

HISTORIC Lambrigg garden, which often hosts Open Gardens Australia’s plant fair, will host the inaugural Sculpture in the Garden event, showing off the work...

Welcoming visitors to a ‘dear old garden’

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

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 / Trudy’s year-round, edible garden

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

Pretty garden with a meditative air

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

Dianne says goodbye to her own open garden

DIANNE Anderson’s park-like Red Hill garden will be open to the public in April for the last time, as she and her husband Brian prepare to downsize later this year.

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...

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 / 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

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