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Making the most of your outdoor spaces

  • Gaibor House and Garden

    Burke’s Backyard visited a beautiful 1.2ha (3 acre) garden in which the natural bushland blends successfully with Australian natives. The... read more
  • Rockhaven Garden

    Herbie and Esme Kramhoft invited the Burke’s Backyard team to come and pay them a visit. Herbie was born in... read more
  • Kennerton Green

    Of all the large gardens in Australia, Kennerton Green at Mittagong in the New South Wales Southern Highlands is one... read more
  • Gardenia flower

    Growing Gardenias

      Gardenias are an outstanding flowering shrub with an exquisite perfume that creates a magical, romantic atmosphere in the garden.... read more
  • Using Purple in the Garden

    The use of purple foliage in the garden is one of the more difficult things to get right. But it... read more
  • Multi-coloured hydrangeas


    Fact Sheet: Hydrangeas Hydrangeas are wonderful, hardy shrubs that would certainly have to be included on a list of the... read more
  • Surf Garden

        Darrin and Kiersten Jones recently renovated their 50 year old home on Sydney’s northern beaches. Although the house... read more
  • Jumbunna Garden

    Jumbunna Garden Don spoke to Paul Blackman about the garden he designed around an old house in the Jumbunna area... read more
  • St Kilda Garden

    St Kilda Garden The St Kilda Veg Out was once a bowling green, but it’s now divided into 160 plots,... read more
  • Low Maintenance Garden

    Low Maintenance Garden People often write to Don asking for his advice on setting up easy care gardens. They explain... read more
  • Succulents in pots

    Best Pot Plants for Sun and Shade

      Many people love growing plants in pots, but potted gardens can be a lot of work.   Choosing the... read more
  • Lilly Pilly leaves

    Best Lilly Pilly Varieties

    The lilly pilly is one of the most popular plants in Australia today, particularly for hedging and topiary. Lilly pillies... read more