Jewel BoxJewel Box 27 Raymond Street, Ainslie, ACT
Featuring columnar Manchurian pears and Japanese maples this beautifully laid out garden has a strong structure within which the colourful plantings appear as jewels. This manicured, cottage garden for all seasons has been meticulously developed over the last two years. Surrounded by high hedges, the back garden is a private haven.
Finn’s EndFinn's End 2 Finn Street, O'Connor, ACT
This traditional garden features large trees, massed groundcover and prominent hedges framing distinct outside activity areas in summer shade. Well paved paths guide the visitor around this ‘Tocumwal’ dwelling. This is one of the 200 American Army Air Corps homes constructed in 1942, which were moved from Tocumwal in the Riverina to Canberra in the late 1940s. Most ended up in the O’Connor cluster of 8 streets. #Tocumwal Precinct O’Connor. Rachel and Gabriel have rented this property for a short while and, with the agreement of the owners, are progressively restoring the gardens to complement the dwelling, its surrounds and streetscape.
Baker GardenThe Baker Garden 20 Wells Gardens, Griffith, ACT
Completely redeveloped on a 930 sq m Canberra block this gardener’s garden is designed to provide colour and interest all year round. Includes many sculptures plus stone walls and bird baths. Pine bark mulch, drippers and no lawn make it a low maintenance garden. Hidden behind lattice at the rear are productive raised veggie beds, fruit trees, a covered potting area and composting production.
YellowboxYellow Box 447 Spring Range Road , Spring Range , NSW
This extensive one hectare native garden is located around the owner’s home on a prominent rocky knoll with 360 degree views of the rural countryside. Meandering paths allow visitors to explore the many shrubby planted sections and a production area.
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