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...

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...

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 / 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...

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...

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 / Native challenge in a ‘rainforest gully’

WITH an abundance of moisture-loving plants in a “rainforest gully” microclimate protected by mature eucalypts, Brad Pillans’ Jerrabomberra garden features a range of natives...

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...

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...

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 takes to new shapes

HISTORIC Lambrigg garden, which often hosts Open Gardens Australia’s plant fair, will host the inaugural Sculpture in the Garden event, showing off the work...

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...

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...

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. 

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...
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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...

Open Garden / Stepping across the rich carpet of groundcover

IT’S all about the understory in Lorraine and Geoff Corner’s peaceful Pearce garden. The rich carpet of green beneath magnolias, conifers and pittosporum creates a...

Feast for the senses

WITH fragrant lavender lining the driveway, foliage aromas from scented-leaf geraniums and herbs including mint, rosemary, thyme, basil, coriander, marjoram, oregano and sage, Barbara...

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...

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...

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