Four seasons in one garden

FRAGRANCE and colour are a year-round treat in Bob and Priscilla Chapman’s peaceful garden. Abundant roses scent the air in spring and summer, but every...

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 gardens / Braidwood’s six of the best

SIX gardens in Braidwood, including an organic vegetable farm and a grand, formal garden, will be open to the public on October 31 to...

Daisy, daisy; come into the garden, do

OPEN GARDEN WORDS: Kathryn Vukovljak PHOTOS: Brent McDonald

Open garden / Tina’s beautiful mosaic garden

COLOURFUL mosaics and stained-glass artworks are around every corner in Tina Van Raay’s Campbell garden, but the design of the space is a work...

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...

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 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 / 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. 

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...

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...

Pretty glimpse of autumn in a country cottage garden

A COTTAGE-STYLE garden shelters privately behind shady deciduous trees and densely planted boundaries of plums, hawthorns and photinias at 27 Modbury Street, Bungendore. Surrounding an...

It’s a small world at Campbell

Open Gardens HERE’S the chance to explore a series of courtyard gardens in the upmarket Dominion complex in Key Street, Campbell. Open as part of the...

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 / 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...

Out of court and into veggies

A thriving 1000sqm community garden in O’Connor full of organically grown veggies, herbs, flowers and berries will open to the public on the weekend...

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...

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...

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...

Cottage garden crammed with delights

OVERFLOWING with pots, hanging baskets, happy colours and bright flowers everywhere, Sylvia Tol’s cottage style garden is crammed to the brim with her favourite...





Debate over latest data on ACT school spending keeping pace

Productivity Commission's latest data has indicated that the ACT government's recurrent expenditure on most Canberra students have been falling since 2008.


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