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.

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...

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...

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...

Tina’s ‘healing’ garden of plants and mosaics

Gardening is healing for mosaic artist Tina van Raay, whose Campbell garden is her expression space, art gallery, meditation zone and respite for friends and family. 

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...

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...

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 / 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...

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...

Open garden / Cottage garden goes back to the future

Four gardens in Bungendore will close the spring season for Open Gardens Canberra over the November 23-24 weekend. KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK visits one of them, a sustainable cottage garden...
Open Garden – 22 Irene Avenue, Queanbeyan

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...

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...

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.

Open Garden / Ursula’s secret garden of memories

Photos by ANDREW FINCH   COMPLETELY hidden from the road, Ursula Reid’s secret Queanbeyan garden backs on to the river and features a riverside walkway, a...

Open Garden / Relaxed gardeners loving the serendipity

It's all about relaxed, laid-back living for garden owners Alan and Lynne Wade, whose Kambah home is to be featured in the Canberra Open Garden scheme

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...

Welcoming visitors to a ‘dear old garden’

KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK previews an upcoming open garden – historic Lambrigg at Tharwa. 

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.

Pretty garden with a meditative air

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

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