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Famous Australian people and landmarks on Burke’s Backyard

  • Luke’s Story

    One of the most moving letters Don has ever received was written by a 10 year old boy, Luke Cook.... read more
  • World Retina Day 2004

     One in 3000 babies is born with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a hereditary disease that attacks the retina, or light-sensitive portion of... read more
  • Merv and Pete

    This week’s Burkes Backyard was co-hosted by former test cricketer, Merv Hughes. Fans remember Merv for his great bowling, as... read more
  • Sissinghurst

      Don visited Sissinghurst Castle Garden, at Cranbrook in Kent. This garden belonged to a very interesting couple: poet, novelist... read more
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan

    Heligan is one of the great archaeological discoveries in horticulture. Created mainly in the 19th century by three generations of... read more
  • Roman Baths, UK

    Don and the Burke’s Backyard team travelled to the city of Bath, in Somerset. The city is famous for its... read more
  • Lewis Carroll, in UK

    The 2nd most quoted book in the western world was written in a room above the quadrangle at Christ Church... read more
  • Leeds Castle

    Leeds Castle, near Maidstone in Kent, is said to be the most romantic and beautiful castle in England. It is... read more
  • HMS Victory, Portsmouth, UK

    Don visited Portsmouth Naval Base and went aboard HMS Victory, the oldest commissioned warship in the world. Victory was Admiral... read more
  • Chelsea Flower Show

    The 82nd Annual Chelsea Flower Show was held from Tuesday, May 25 to Sunday, May 28, 2004. The show is... read more
  • Glen Innes Garden

    Don visited a beautiful country garden belonging to Fiona and Andrew McIntosh. The 8 ha (20 acre) cattle property has... read more
  • Wigandia Garden

     Wigandia is an 8 hectare (2 acre) property on the side of Mt. Noorat in the western district of Victoria.... read more