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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...
Herbie and Esme Kramhoft invited the Burke’s Backyard team to come and pay them a visit. Herbie was born in...
Of all the large gardens in Australia, Kennerton Green at Mittagong in the New South Wales Southern Highlands is one...
Gardenias are an outstanding flowering shrub with an exquisite perfume that creates a magical, romantic atmosphere in the garden....
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...
Fact Sheet: Hydrangeas Hydrangeas are wonderful, hardy shrubs that would certainly have to be included on a list of the...
Darrin and Kiersten Jones recently renovated their 50 year old home on Sydney’s northern beaches. Although the house...
Jumbunna Garden Don spoke to Paul Blackman about the garden he designed around an old house in the Jumbunna area...
St Kilda Garden
St Kilda Garden The St Kilda Veg Out was once a bowling green, but it’s now divided into 160 plots,...
Low Maintenance Garden
Low Maintenance Garden People often write to Don asking for his advice on setting up easy care gardens. They explain...
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...
Best Lilly Pilly Varieties
The lilly pilly is one of the most popular plants in Australia today, particularly for hedging and topiary. Lilly pillies...