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  • Newfoundland

    Breed: Newfoundland  Temperament: placid, affectionate and eager to please  Cost: from $1000  Lifespan: 10-12 years  Maintenance: high  Recommended for: large... read more
  • Tesselaar Tulip Festival

    Each year thousands of visitors flock to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival at Silvan in Victoria. As well as being able... read more
  • SES Hero

    Originally from Italy, Sergio Ballarin is passionate about helping others. Sergio is a real community man and a valued member... read more
  • 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
  • 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
  • Leeds Castle

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