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Famous Australian people and landmarks on Burke’s Backyard

  • Silver Bullet Cafe

    On Burke’s Backyard for the last 17 years we’ve had one mantra only, ‘Use it up, wear it out, make... read more
  • Camels

    Breed: Dromedary Camel (Camelus dromedarius) Temperament: Headstrong but amenable with training Cost: $700-$1000 broken in Lifespan: Up to 40 years... read more
  • Alice Springs

    This week, Don and the Burke’s Backyard team visited Alice Springs. Don met some of the locals and had a... read more
  • Philip Stray’s Garden

    Well-known Melbourne landscape designer, Philip Stray, moved to a heritage-listed Victorian Gothic house four years ago. Philip’s new garden has... read more
  • Quixley Water Garden

    Don looked at an Adelaide courtyard garden designed by Andrew Quixley. Elaine, the owner, saw the Burke’s Backyard episode that... read more
  • Adelaide

    This week’s Burke’s Backyard was filmed in Adelaide, known as the ‘City of Churches’. The site for South Australia’s capital... read more
  • Table Tennis Champion

    At 93 years old, Dot De Low is a keen gardener, indoor and outdoor bowler and a table tennis champion!... read more
  • Mira Mira Fantasy Bed and Breakfast

    Sheila and Nobby (Norman) Ward came to Australia from Britain about 20 years ago. Nobby is a builder, who grew... read more
  • Jay Laga’aia’s Garden

    Don visited actor Jay Laga’aia, his wife Sandie and their kids. Jay is currently playing the role of Mufasa in... read more
  • Red Cow Farm

    Don visited Red Cow Farm, a lovely garden in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Since his last visit in 1998,... read more
  • Orchard House

    Don visited Orchard House, a modern Melbourne garden incorporating both Mediterranean and Asian influences. The planning, construction and planting was... read more
  • Glen Innes

    This week, Don and the Burke’s Backyard team travelled to Glen Innes, New South Wales. They met the locals, looked... read more