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The Wright Place

The Wright Place 58 Faithfull Circuit,, Kambah, ACT, Australia

Work commenced on this almost 1000 square metre property in April 1975 and has continued unabated since. The front garden consists of four terraces with the bottom terrace featuring a gabion wall and the top terrace being strongly influenced by the owners' travels in Asia. Of particular note are the Torii gate, spill bowl and 15 [...]

An Enchanted Garden

An Enchanted Garden 4 Paull Place, Kambah, ACT, Australia

Adults and children alike will be enchanted by this delightful garden. The owner, a successful potter and mosaicker, as well as a skilled gardener, has created a garden with surprises and beauty at every turn. This no-lawn and waterwise garden, which has evolved over more than twenty years, combines both natives and exotics to pleasing effect. [...]

Gubler Garden

Gubler Garden 55 Earle St., Lyneham, Canberra, ACT

The front garden of mostly natives under a Manchurian pear opens on to a shaded lawn under a massive pin oak. Surrounded by maples, forest pansy, camelias, crab apples, peonies, and roses there are many spots to sit and enjoy this delightful, large well-maintained garden. A prolific vegetable garden, with berries and espaliered fruit trees makes [...]


Nevertire 1 McEwan Avenue, Queanbeyan, NSW

This large naturalistic garden contains plants selected for hardiness in this exposed site and suitability for their 1880s cottage, which was moved to this site in 1925. The owners have re-developed the garden using a large range of both native and exotic plants including spring bulbs, unusual roses and Mediterranean shrubs and ground-covers. The garden includes [...]

Mediterranean Garden

Mediterranean Garden 37 Molloy Crescent, Cook, ACT, Australia

This garden combines a sustainable productive vegetable garden (with automated wicking beds and a very special chicken run) and a hedged cottage garden.

Davenport Garden

Davenport Garden 31 Bainton Cres, Melba, ACT

This garden contains a colourful intermingling of a wide variety of native and exotic plants in the front garden. The informal planting features mature trees, evergreen and deciduous shrubs and hardy perennials.

Garran Gem

Garran Gem 2 Richardson street, Garran, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Garden statues, art, sitting areas, fire pit, stepping stones, and a hand painted feature wall

G and J’s Garden

G and J's Garden 2 Raoul Place, Lyons, ACT, Australia

Set on a large sloping block with spectacular views this garden has been developed over more than 20 years.

CANCELLED – Kathleen

Kathleen 21 Downey St, Karabar,, Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia

The opening of this garden has unfortunately been cancelled.    

Gini’s Garden

Gini's Garden 4 Tamar Street, Red Hill, Canberra, ACT

A pretty established cottage garden on an awkward sloping block. In spring, the dogwoods are a picture; in the autumn deciduous trees and vines add colour.

Vasey Garden

Vasey Garden 46 Vasey Crescent, Campbell, Australian Capital Territory

This is large garden on a steep north facing slope, with a treasury of over 500 species of flowering and non-flowering native trees, shrubs and groundcovers.

Cook’s Garden

Cook's Garden 24 Fitzharding Street, Evatt, Canberra, ACT

Sloping garden with extensive plantings. Includes many peonies, camellias, tree ferns, and features a beautiful climbing rose (Pierre de Ronsard) at the front, and a pond and extensive vegetable garden in the rear.

Triple Treat – Tigminou

Tigminou 9 Gipps Street, Barton, ACT

A garden inspired by countries the owner’s family call home: Morocco, France and Australia. Located in a heritage precinct in Barton.

Triple Treat – Kingston Organic Community Garden

Kingston Organic Community Garden 11 Currie Crescent, Kingston

Disused tennis courts have been transformed into a viable community garden, with a shed, water supply, and garden beds.

Triple Treat – Janet’s Garden

Janet's Garden 14 Young Street Barton, ACT, Australia

The garden includes many mature fruit trees, vegetable beds, traditional ornamentals and special floral interests including irises and peonies. 

Sarah’s Garden

Sarah's Garden 45 Middleton Circuit, Gowrie, Canberra, ACT, Australia

The garden's 40 year history is present in the old fruit trees, remnant pine trees, an old camellia, roses, and the curved pathways, steps, and rock structures. New courtyards, garden beds, steps and paths follow the original template. 

Christine’s Garden

Christine's Garden 48 Weathers Street, Gowrie, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Rock walls allow for built up garden beds with improved soil and drainage. English box hedges divide areas including a parterre garden. Large mirrors on the boundary fences create illusions of depth.

Pillan’s Garden

Pillans Garden 30 Aspen Rise, Jerrabomberra, NSW, Australia

The garden features over 1000 individual species, including more than 70 acacia species and more than 70 grevillea species, making for a spectacular spring display.

Canberra City Farm

Canberra City Farm 2 Dairy Farm Road, Fyshwick, ACT

Originally set up as an educational facility, CCF now has about sixty individual garden allotments as well as communal areas. There is an eighty year old fruit and nut orchard, one hundred year old pear trees, a feijoa orchard, a vineyard, worm farm, and a solar powered composter. Sited next to the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, CCF’s vision is the community living in harmony with the environment. Entry free; gold coin donation appreciated . Guided walks and farm stories will be held at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on both days.

Jewel Box

Jewel 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.

Canceled Finn’s End

Finn's End 2 Finn Street, O'Connor, ACT, Australia

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 Garden

The Baker Garden 20 Wells Gardens, Griffith, ACT, Australia

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.


Yellow Box 447 Spring Range Road , Spring Range , NSW, Australia

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.


Nevertire 1 McEwan Avenue, Queanbeyan, NSW

This large naturalistic garden is a great garden to explore.  Plants have been selected for hardiness in this exposed site and suitability for their 1880s cottage, which was moved to this site in 1925.   The owners have continually re-developed the garden using a large range of native and exotic plants include spring bulbs, unusual roses and [...]

Brindabella Views

Brindabella Views 11 Appel Cres Fadden, Canberra, ACT, Australia

With commanding sweeping views of the Brindabellas and the Tuggeranong Valley, this engaging garden has evolved with the family for over 40 years. Late spring sees a peak display of around 60 roses nestled amongst clipped hedges. Follow stone staircases and winding paths, through two arbours, to admire many unusual plants and trees, including many staghorns, [...]


Serendipity 29 Fitzalan Place Kambah, Canberra, ACT

Now more than 40 years old, Serendipity is sited on a moderately sloping block with an area of some 2200 m2 in Kambah.  Our aim in developing the garden was to have a visually attractive landscape with enough variety and detail to always have something of interest around the next corner. Many, now mature, trees including [...]

Els’ Garden

Els' garden 3 Ramage Place, Flynn, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Els’ garden is on a quarter acre, gently south-west sloping block, and includes a variety of ornamental zones front and back including a substantial variety of native plants. Phyla nodiflora on the nature strip leads to Isopogons sheltering under a Chinese pistacio, near a young Myoporum floribundum and Solanum linearifolium. Mauve Prostanthera and Westringia contrast beautifully [...]

Cambrey Farm

Cambrey Farm 18 Beltana Road, Pialligo, Canberra, ACT, Australia

A beautiful avenue of trees leads to Cambrey Farm, a 6 acre Pialligo farmlet established in the 1930s which has been in the owner’s family since 1954. Major tree plantings date from then, comprising majestic pin oaks, ash and liquidambars as well as mature gums. As an ex poultry farm, and now an alpaca farm, the [...]

Amber’s Garden

Amber's Garden 8 Andado Place, Hawker, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Set on a gently sloping north-facing block, this richly varied garden is a constant delight, featuring a sequence of courtyards, lawns and garden ‘rooms’ that beautifully showcase a wide range of thriving exotic and native plants, many of which are unusual to find in Canberra. Extended and modified over the past eight years from the 1980s [...]

Mayo Maison

Mayo Maison 11 Kurundi Place, Hawker, Canberra, ACT

A large, rambling cottage garden bursting with lots of typical spring flowers including Larkspurs, self sown Sweet Peas, Lilies, Salvias and Ranunculi. Plants in pots also add splashes of colour. Camellias and azaleas flower prolifically in season. The over 2000m2 block also includes a large productive vegetable plot and a tennis court, and backs on to [...]

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