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 / Tropical rainforest to glow at twilight

AMONG palms, twinkling lights and art sculptures, landscapers Terry and Mia Fox’s garden is a place to meander past bubbling ponds, ferns and maples,...

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...

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 / 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...
Judy and Sally cutting cake

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...

At home with a garden of discovery

WORDS: Kathryn Vukovljak PHOTOS: Brent McDonald

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...

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 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...

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 / Trudy’s year-round, edible garden

Trudy Yogini has created year-round, edible garden in Ainslie and it's open to the public soon.

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

Home with a history

DATING from the 1840s, Palerang was previously the home of poet David Campbell in the 1960s.

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 / 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...





Fruitful collaboration in new-world exhibition

craft / “Terra Celestial”, Artists-in-residence program 2019, Craft ACT: Craft + Design, and social media platforms until May 9. Reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.


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