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Famous Australian people and landmarks on Burke’s Backyard

  • Junk Collector

    Junk Collector Kotton Patterson makes original pieces from recycled materials. He is the owner and manager of Thunderbird Construction and... read more
  • Midway Garden

    Midway Garden ‘Midway’ in the Adelaide suburb of Fitzroy is a formal garden designed around a fully restored nineteenth century... read more
  • Pleasant Place

    Margaret and Bob Eggins began work on their dream garden ten years ago. They started with what Margaret describes as... read more
  • Rudi’s Fountains

    Rudi’s Fountains Don talked to sculptor Rudi Jass about some of the stylish water features he has created. Rudi’s designs... read more
  • Sprint Cars

    Sprint Cars Brian Linigen has one of Australia’s most amazing backyards. It all started about twelve years ago, when he... read more
  • Bruno’s Garden

    Martino Bruno first came to Australia as a prisoner of war in January 1944, after being captured at Tobruk. He... read more
  • Chinese Art Show

    Peter Valder gave us a guided tour of ‘Fragrant Space’, an exhibition of Chinese flower and bird paintings currently on... read more
  • Elefantus

    Elefantus Elefantus was formed over three years ago when glass artist Fraser McCulloch went into partnership with a Cairns blacksmith.... read more
  • Fernbrook Garden

    Fernbrook Garden Les Musgrave designed Fernbrook garden and gallery in Sydney’s lower Blue Mountains as an early spring garden, so... read more
  • Colour House

    Colour House Don visited a house that was so bright and colourful he almost needed to wear sunglasses! The owners,... read more
  • English Springer Spaniels

    Breed: English Springer Spaniel Temperament: affectionate/excitable Cost: from $600 (more for show dogs) Lifespan: 12 – 14 years Recommended for:... read more
  • Market Day

    Market Day Every month, wholesale nurserymen put together a selection of the most attractive and interesting plants they have for... read more