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...

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 / 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

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...

Sad tinge to a beautiful garden opening

WHEN Maria White’s dear friend and running buddy Marg van Belkom was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year, Maria decided to fundraise by...

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...

Pretty and productive inner-city organic garden

PROVING the “pretty and productive potential of a suburban block”, Michele and Andrew England’s no-waste, organic garden in Braddon provides year-round food and flowers. rep[ortds KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK.

Rural haven evokes a nostalgic past for Lindy

With gardens established by the owner’s parents, Cambrey Farm in Pialligo is a rural haven that reflects the 80-year history of the farm, writes open gardens writer KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK.

Pretty garden with a meditative air

WORDS: Kathryn Vukovljak PHOTOS: Brent McDonald (gallery below article)

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...

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...
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Open Gardens Australia pulling up stumps

THE Open Gardens Australia Board of Directors has decided to make the 2014-2015 season the not-for-profit organisation's last. The decision was made in light of...

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...

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...

Open garden / In Sarah’s English country garden

“I was definitely attracted to the front garden with its winding paths and English feel,” says open garden host Sarah Doyle.

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.

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...
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Open garden / Shady, soft and sustainable

IN Tom Baker’s shady garden, everything mingles in together and competes for space, creating a cool and endlessly interesting landscape to explore and enjoy. “I’ve...

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 / Japanese maples amid a garden haven

A BEAUTIFUL Japanese-inspired garden with 24 different varieties of maple, daring pruning of a “poodle” bay tree and “lifted” banksia and paths that lead...

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