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...

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 / 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...

Government House open to the public this Sunday

CANBERRA'S grandest residence, Government House, is letting the public see what the corridors of power look like with an open day this Sunday at...

At home with a garden of discovery

WORDS: Kathryn Vukovljak PHOTOS: Brent McDonald

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 / 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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Breakfast with the birds at the Botanic Gardens

THE Australian National Botanic Gardens are holding their annual Breakfast with the Birds to coincide with Floriade. The lure of fresh morning walks, coupled with...

Beautiful testament to hard work

THE fruitful abundance of the beautiful mountain garden at 1386 Urila Road, Burra, is testament to the hard work of the garden creators and...

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 / 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 / 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 / Native garden with a formal mood

WITH a series of layered decks flowing into one another, framed by spectacular scarlet bottlebrush and several grevilleas, Kay Newman and Martin Jennings’ Deakin...

A sustainable oasis in Bywong

Using salvaged materials and permaculture principles, landscape designers Jennie and Chris Curtis have created a sustainable house, a huge, wildly productive veggie patch and...

Spring brings bevy of open gardens

WITH spring in the air, it’s time to get back into the garden... yours or one of Bronwyn Blake’s. Bronwyn is the NSW ACT regional...

Gorgeous garden in Gundaroo

BOWYLIE Station’s, a property of significance in the Yass region since the early 1800s, is rarely open to the public. Open Gardens Australia will be...

Open days honour a special promise to Fay

THE opening of the beautiful Osborn Garden at 16 Dungowan Street, Hawker, honours a promise that owner Richard Osborn made to his wife and...

Open Gardens Australia pulling up stumps

THE Open Gardens Australia Board of Directors has decided to make the 2014-2015 season the not-for-profit organisation's last. The decision was made in light of...




Arts / Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings


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