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The Story Book Trail

Friday, 05 August 2016 00:00
Take a page of inspiration from your favourite childhood stories and create a fun-filled backyard that will reignite your love for playing in the garden. To help you reconnect with your childhood creativity, April Davis looks at how a spark of imagination and a touch of whimsy can help you…

Small Yet Mighty

Friday, 05 August 2016 00:00
We all want our gardens to make a big impact, but let’s face it – sometimes we just don’t have the space. Bojana Lazarevska discovers the best ways to transform a small area into a majestic garden or retreat, even in an urban setting. With most Australians now residing in…

Estate Style

Friday, 05 August 2016 00:00
A housing estate is the epitome of a blank gardening canvas, and the ideal way to make your mark in a brand new space. Standing out in a sea of fresh-cut grass and linear pathways, however, can be a challenge. To help you create a garden that’s uniquely you, April…

Painless Pool Times

Monday, 18 January 2016 03:39
Owning a swimming pool and beautiful alfresco area is a dream that most Australians aspire to fulfil, however, hidden running costs may make this dream harder to attain. Bojana Lazarevska speaks to Stephen O’Leary of Total Energy Wealth Solutions to find out about cutting the costs of pool ownership. If…

Lessons From Great Gardeners

Monday, 18 January 2016 03:37
If you have ever wondered what it takes to create an incredible garden, the newly released Lessons from Great Gardeners showcases 40 stunning examples from gardeners throughout history and around the world. From Somai, to Andre? Le No?tre, to Claude Monet, the gardens featured in the book are stunning and…

The Healing Garden

Monday, 18 January 2016 03:35
As we become more dependent on pharmaceuticals, yet more resistant to them, there is merit in turning back to nature to make us feel better. The simplest and most natural source may be the antidote to your ailment. Emily Williamson explores some of the best medicinal plants and the benefits…

Fun In The Sun

Monday, 18 January 2016 03:34
During the summer months, there is nothing better than getting outside and soaking up the sunshine. It is also the perfect time to start thinking about what you can do to make your garden area something truly special. Emily Williamson speaks with Tim Sprague from Kiama Landscapes and Pools, about…

Let's Go Outside

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:47
If you have children, creating an outdoor space that is safe, fun and engaging is a must. From the classic swing set and sandpit to more contemporary alternatives, Lara Bailey explores the ways to create a child-friendly backyard without sacrificing on style. Many of us fondly recall afternoons spent in…

The World According To Costa

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:43
A self-confessed lover of nature and friendly host of Gardening Australia, Costa Georgiadis is firmly committed to maintaining the vibrancy of Australian soil. Here, Emily Sparshott discovers how you too can create a green outdoor space that rivals the work of Georgiadis himself. Costa Georgiadis, television and radio personality, landscape…

A Dog's Life

Thursday, 15 January 2015 23:23
Intelligent outdoor design sometimes warrants more than just manicured lawns and pretty fixtures. Creating a functional and imaginative outdoor space for your pup may require a little hounding, writes Emily Sparshott. There’s no arguing that family pets – especially dogs – can bring a multitude of benefits to a household.…

See The Light

Thursday, 15 January 2015 23:21
Beautiful and practical, the right lighting can transform a pool, creating a stunning atmosphere and allowing you to enjoy your outdoor area at any time of the day or night. Chelsea McIntyre investigates the options available to light up your pool. Whether you are installing a new pool or is…
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