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Making the most of your outdoor spaces

  • Best Pot Plants for Shade

    Burke’s Backyard list of the top 10 best pot plants for shade. Don has listed plants to suit a variety of climates. To find out which ones grow best in your area, check with your local nursery. Note: not all shade-tolerant plants do well in a pot, but these ones do! read more
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    Best Backyard Citrus

    Don Burke says some citrus trees are much better performers in gardens than others. If you want a healthy citrus... read more
  • Gardening Information Services

      Gardening Information Services CONTACT SHEET There are many places which provide advice on your garden and on specific plant... read more
  • Keepsake Garden

    Six years ago, Hazel and Hans Kuoni started their garden from nothing. Today, they have a beautiful garden full of... read more
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan

    Heligan is one of the great archaeological discoveries in horticulture. Created mainly in the 19th century by three generations of... read more
  • Glen Innes Garden

    Don visited a beautiful country garden belonging to Fiona and Andrew McIntosh. The 8 ha (20 acre) cattle property has... read more
  • Wigandia Garden

     Wigandia is an 8 hectare (2 acre) property on the side of Mt. Noorat in the western district of Victoria.... read more
  • Formal Cactus Garden

      Don visited a cutting edge garden belonging to Gitta and Gunther Rembel. The garden is situated in bushland, and... read more
  • Garden Vineyard

    When Di and Doug Johnson purchased their Mornington Peninsula property it consisted of sparse farmland and 1 acre of Pinot... read more
  • Native Roof Garden

    Don visited one of the very best native gardens in Australia. Amazingly, this beautiful garden is planted on the roof... read more
  • Japanese Waterfall Garden

    Retired opera singer Maureen Williams and her husband Frank own one of the finest Japanese-style gardens in Australia. It was... read more
  • Harris-Hobbs Garden

      Harris-Hobbs Garden The history of gardening is currently at a high point with improved plant materials, products and design... read more