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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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