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...

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...

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...

Paradise rises from the blisters

“IT has been a real challenge and through blistered hands and aching muscles, we have achieved what we believe to be our little piece...

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 / Buzzing with life, high on the reserve

BACKING on to the stunning Pinnacle nature reserve and hidden away on the hillside, artist Felicity Green’s large, 2800sqm, sloping block is alive with...

At home with a garden of discovery

WORDS: Kathryn Vukovljak PHOTOS: Brent McDonald

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 garden / Garden program opens to natives and colour

  Photos by ANDREW FINCH   WITH a wide, private front garden thanks to an awkward, fan-shaped block, Carolan Marstin’s garden welcomes visitors with a Buddha and...

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 / 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 / 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...

Garden charm opens at Berry

AT the beginning of 2000, Chris and Carolyn Francis moved to what was then an undulating paddock of thigh-high grass surrounded by a little...

Open garden / Heavenly views from Carol’s hillside haven

CAROL Kemp says that because the views from her home in Calwell are nothing short of spectacular, she knew her garden had to be...

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...

See the great gardens of Yass

AS part of the Classic Yass festival, the Yass Red Cross is again hosting a special open garden day on Sunday, November 6, this...

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...

History among the shadows

SURROUNDED by eucalypts, ash and oaks, gnarled old pines, liquidambars, flowering crabapples, Manchurian pears and Canadian maples, historical “Shadowlands” is all about the trees. The...

Open garden / Cool and shady among the natives

GARDEN designer Janine Hunstone works outside a lot, so a cool, shady garden at her home was high on her list of priorities. “When we...

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...





Health chief postpones further easing of restrictions

In response to the quickly evolving situation in Victoria, ACT chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman says Canberra will postpone moving to stage three easing of restrictions. 


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