People and Places

Proudly brought to you by:

Famous Australian people and landmarks on Burke’s Backyard

  • Windyridge

    Don and the Burke’s Backyard team travelled north-west of Sydney to Mount Wilson in the Blue Mountains. There they visited... read more
  • Goulburn Rose Festival

    This weekend jazz, history and the scent of roses will bring the City of Goulburn to life. For the first... read more
  • Insect Art and Spiny Leaf Insects

    Don visited Jane Davenport at Wollongong Botanic Garden, where she is Artist-in-residence. Jane has a passion for insects and they... read more
  • Is My Bum Big in This?

    Most women believe that wearing black makes you look slim, and Burke’s Backyard resident scientist, Graeme Quirk, agrees. In our... read more
  • Let Me Out

    Many people think that the fastest way to get out of a restricted area, such as a sportsground, is to... read more
  • MowMentus

    To raise money, increase self-sufficiency and help intellectually disabled people live with freedom and choice, the Sunshine Home has set... read more
  • Olivia Newton-John

    Our celebrity gardener this week is Olivia Newton-John. Olivia, who is deeply concerned about the environment, showed Don around her... read more
  • Ross Wilson Celebrity Gardener

    Singer, songwriter and producer Ross Wilson has been a major force in Australian rock music for more than 30 years.... read more
  • Eccentric Art House

    Eccentric Art House Artist and teacher, Andrew Hayim De Vries, has completely rebuilt a small, 1920s timber worker’s cottage using... read more
  • Seaside Gardens – Phillip Noyce Celebrity Gardener

      Don and the Burke’s Backyard team visited film director, Phillip Noyce, at his home near Sydney’s Palm Beach. Phillip... read more
  • Dennis Hundscheidt’s Garden

      Don visited the beautiful, tropical-style garden of Dennis Hundscheidt. Situated at Sunnybank in Brisbane, this is one of the... read more