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Famous Australian people and landmarks on Burke’s Backyard

  • MowMentus

    To raise money, increase self-sufficiency and help intellectually disabled people live with freedom and choice, the Sunshine Home has set... read more
  • Names of the Burke’s Backyard team

    On this week’s program Don and the film crew had a bit of fun playing ‘the name game’. As promised,... read more
  • Overnewton Castle

    Don and the Burke’s Backyard team visited the historic home of Dr. Les Norton and his family. Only 15 minutes... read more
  • Peter Valder Book

    Regular Burke’s Backyard contributor, Peter Valder, has written a wonderful new book titled Gardens of China. In the book Peter... read more
  • Sleeping on the Job

    According to Burke’s Backyard resident scientist, Graeme Quirk, many an afternoon ‘snoozer’ has been unjustly labelled as lazy. In fact,... read more
  • 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
  • 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