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Don’t miss the Tidbinbilla Extravaganza

The annual Tidbinbilla Extravaganza is fast approaching with a day of free entertainment, live music, children’s activities and nature-based experiences held in the greatest...

Open garden / Flowers, variety and colour at every turn

“It’s definitely a gardener’s garden, rather than a landscape design garden, and we love plenty of year-round colour and lots of variety,” says open-garden owner IAN DAVENPORT
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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 / Rooms, paths and shade

  WATCHED over by a big fluffy owl that sits in the silver birch at the back, Mark Barber’s Deakin garden is a place to...

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...

Open gardens bloom in spring

BRIAN and Penny Tetlow’s fragrant, flowery garden, overflowing with daffodils, daphne, jonquils, crocuses and pansies, hellebores, primulas and polyanthus, was created thanks to a...

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...

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 / 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...

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...

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 / 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: 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 / Native garden with a formal mood

WITH a series of layered decks flowing into one another, framed by spectacular scarlet bottlebrush and several grevilleas, Kay Newman and Martin Jennings’ Deakin...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Home with a history

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

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...





Brilliant Eloise Fisher blesses community orchestra

Clarinettist Eloise Fisher's brilliant performance was surely inspirational for the orchestra members who shared the stage with her, says reviewer IAN McLEAN.


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