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...

At home with a garden of discovery

WORDS: Kathryn Vukovljak PHOTOS: Brent McDonald

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.

Home with a history

DATING from the 1840s, Palerang was previously the home of poet David Campbell in the 1960s.

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...

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 / Harmonious home and garden

Photos by ANDREW FINCH TIM and Shane Woodburn’s garden is designed around their solar-passive house, with low-lying shrubs around the large windows, deciduous eves and...

Pretty garden with a meditative air

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

Open garden / Grown from ‘love and intuition’

NESTLED in the hills of Wallaroo, with the beautiful Brindabellas as a backdrop, “Terroux” at Hall is a lovely nine-year-old garden created with “love...

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 / Trudy’s year-round, edible garden

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

Open Garden / Tropical rainforest to glow at twilight

AMONG palms, twinkling lights and art sculptures, landscapers Terry and Mia Fox’s garden is a place to meander past bubbling ponds, ferns and maples,...

Gorgeous cottage garden in Gowrie

MAYFIELD is a garden in Gowrie with roses blooming in terraced beds, which combine with perennials and exotics to create a cottage garden feel. Elegant...

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.

Garden design that’s just for the birds

DESIGNED specifically to attract birds and wildlife, Ben and Ros Walcott’s one-hectare Red Hill garden is a relaxing native haven with more than 4000...
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Volunteers wanted for embassy open days

THE Australian Institute of International Affairs is putting together a team of volunteers to assist at foreign missions around Canberra during the 2015 Windows...

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 / 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

Bushland natives and breathtaking views

A SPECTACULAR passionfruit vine, laden with fruit, covers the front veranda of Richard and Gwenda Bramley’s lovely home, which hints at the lovely rear...

The garden sculpted from dreams

FOUR years ago artist Stephanie Burns and Stephen Hooper came to a turning point in their lives. The couple, who didn’t own a home, went...

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