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...

Indulge in food nonnas are loved for

"Coffee is locally roasted, gelato locally churned, charcuterie locally cured and Briscola stocks wines and beers from more than 10 Canberra wineries and breweries....

Banksias are the natives to beat

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT says Robert Brown could be Australia's forgotten botanist. 

When the grieving nation put an end to Griffin’s original design

Among the 200 odd events at this year's DESIGN Canberra, is an unlikely contribution from the music world.

Celebrity designer Alex Perry stars in M16 fundraiser

Celebrity fashion designer Alex Perry will talk the fashion talk and schmooze with arts patrons at M16 Artspace's increasingly popular swanky fundraiser at The Ottoman.

When it’s hard to leave happy…

"It’s never a good start when there are complications with ordering. The pasta ordered wasn’t available. The fish of the day wasn’t available. Hmmm…," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

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. 

Let’s talk about the bees and the trees

"I am repeatedly asked about the effect of climate change on gardening from individuals to groups. So let's consider a few facts..." here's this week's gardening column from CEDRIC BRYANT.

Who won what when the clubs hand out service awards

Gungahlin Lakes Golf & Community Club was named the ACT's favourite large club in the People’s Choice section of the 2019 Clubs and Community Awards. And there were more...

Canberra’s own France celebrates 75 years

THE Alliance Française de Canberra is marking its 75th birthday in style this weekend. Celebrations kick off on Friday (October 25) when the French...

Strange encounters when wine arrives

"A popular restaurant full to the brim, ended up offering me a free bottle because of the five wines I ordered sequentially, none of them were in stock," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER

Small place big on flavours

"This is a take-away food operation, plain and simple, but it’s a great way to feast with family or friends (goodbye junk food)," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Witch’s call to bring out the pagans

Halloween can be about trick-or-treating, lollies and dressing up in spooky costumes, but Lilitu Babalon, who identifies as a witch, usually does things a little differently, reports KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK. 

Canberra restaurant cooks up a top spot nationally

A Braddon restaurant has cooked itself a top spot in TripAdvisor's 10 best fine dining restaurants in Australia for this year. 

Every year, the annual decisions

Annuals have a place in most gardens; Floriade wouldn't survive without the infill of instant colour, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Climate change has caught the wry eye of cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

Germans take the top Riesling Challenge award

A German Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese has been awarded Best Wine at the 20th annual Canberra International Riesling Challenge.

Flash flooding disaster inspires local fundraising event

The Australia Indonesia Association (ACT), has joined the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program to help primary school children in the province of Central Sulawesi whose school was hit by flash flooding in April this year.

Canberra’s ‘other Walter’ also had a vision for the ACT

It's 55 years today since Lake Burley Griffin was formally inaugurated on October 17, 1964, and the NFSA is marking the occasion with the publication of 24 rare glass slides featuring a rejected alternative design by Walter Scott Griffiths for the national capital.

Pip to pulp, cab-sav takes some beating

"The wine was opened and the gorgeous ripe blackcurrant flavours with a firm but very smooth finish needed no food to induce a vindication of my purchase," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER

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