Open Garden / Boulders and bush, but nicer

AN excellent Australian native garden in Calwell has been designed as a continuation of Tuggeranong Hill bushland. Interesting form and foliage is a hallmark of...

Open garden: Autumn colour comes to Burra

DESPITE being at the mercy of the weather, Monica and Allan Schmidt are opening their beautiful established garden in Burra to show off its...

Open garden / Rare plants in a very personal garden

ENGLISH snowdrops, roses and woodland plants take centre stage at Jim and Peronelle Windeyer’s pretty, scented Red Hill garden, with red brick paths leading...
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At 45 the botanic gardens hit the top spot!

THE Australian National Botanic Gardens turned 45 today, and to add to the celebrations has been named Australian Geographic’s top Australian botanic garden. The anniversary...

The evolving garden of discovery

"Terroux" is a meaningful garden for owners Peter Fletcher and Barbara Baikie, who started planting trees, shrubs and flowers on the Wallaroo property 15 years ago from the bare ground up. It will be open to the public and reporter KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK has the details...

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 / 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.

Open garden / Beyond the exotics, the bush calls

Photos by Andrew Finch A SECRET garden welcomes visitors to Peter and Lyn Woodbury’s Googong property, with camellias, rhododendrons, peony roses and other exotics tucked...

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...

Trudy’s garden is good enough to eat!

A GARDEN that will feed the family and provide a beautiful environment to enjoy might be the stuff of dreams, but for Trudy Yogini...

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...

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...

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 garden / Colour, peace and lots of Tina’s mosaics

MOSAIC stepping stones, wall art, water features and sculptures fill Tina van Raay’s Campbell garden, making it an outdoor gallery of her glass artworks. Tina...
Open Garden – 22 Irene Avenue, Queanbeyan

Open garden / Shady, soft and sustainable

IN Tom Baker’s shady garden, everything mingles in together and competes for space, creating a cool and endlessly interesting landscape to explore and enjoy. “I’ve...

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...

Open Garden / Having designs on living sustainably

DESCRIBING their 10-hectare property in Bywong as “experimental”, landscape designers Jennie and Chris Curtis say they use their small farm as a way of...

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...

Open garden / Art of a cottage garden

OPEN GARDEN / Words and photos by Rod Henshaw

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...





Peter sees a danger of forgetting the Griffins

Peter Graves, ACT chapter chair if the Walter Burley Griffin Society fears we are at risk of forgetting where Canberra came from and who designed it, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.


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