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In our garden: Wildwood

In our garden: Wildwood

A cool-climate garden of five acres gives Sue and Wayne Tapping room to grow the beauties they love. Here they share what’s keeping them busy this spring


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In the Garden: Broughton Hall

In the Garden: Broughton Hall

Find out what David Musker is up to at Broughton Hall in Victoria

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In the Garden: Cruden Farm

In the Garden: Cruden Farm

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s much-loved garden is on the brink of its big show as spring begins.Head gardener Mitch Burns takes us behind the scenes.

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In the garden: Highfields

In the garden: Highfields

As spring melts into the first days of summer Highfields is filled with the fragrance of roses, masses of floral colour and the murmur of the waterfall tumbling into the ponds.

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In the garden: Red Cow Farm

In the garden: Red Cow Farm

In 1990, Ali Mentesh stood in the bald paddocks of Red Cow Farm and dreamed of a canopy of trees, a woodland-edged lake, and garden rooms fragrant with roses. In making the dream reality Ali turned himself into a garden designer sought-after for his imagination, and his hands-on experience of plants and how best to grow them.


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In the garden: Retford Park

In the garden: Retford Park

Rick Shepherd, head gardener at Bowral’s grand Retford Park, dishes the dirt on what goes on in the garden in spring.

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Into Africa

Into Africa

Robin Powell thrills to the sights of the Masai Mara

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Is Villa Gamberaia the most romantic garden in Italy?

Is Villa Gamberaia the most romantic garden in Italy?

We join a long line of world-weary travellers who have fallen for the charms of Villa Gamberaia hook, line and sinker.

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Italian Lakes

Italian Lakes

Glamour and romance are the twin themes of a stay in Stressa. Robin Powell took a room with a view and was enchanted.

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Jaipur - The Pink City

Jaipur - The Pink City

Bustle, colour, beauty and great stories: Peter Whitehead reveals some of the allure of Jaipur, and tells why he can’t wait to take Ross Garden tours first trip to India.

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Japan in Autumn

Japan in Autumn

Cherry blossom season might make all the headlines but Graham says that in autumn Japan glows with a gentle beauty.

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Japanese Garden Design Ideas

Japanese Garden Design Ideas

Japanese garden design offers some great ideas to gardeners. With a bit of imagination we can incorporate aspects and approaches that enhance our gardens without turning them Japanese

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Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardens

We love Japanese gardens so much we visit twice a year: in spring to catch the fleeting magic of the cherry blossom season; and again in autumn when the maples and chrysanthemums are at their best. 

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La Vie En Rose

La Vie En Rose

The charms of French country living inspired Marian Somes to create her own version at her beautiful garden Picardy in the Gippsland hills.


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Longwood

Longwood

Money isn't an essential ingredient of a great garden, but my, can’t it help! Michael McCoy reports on how the dollars show at the lavishly loved Longwood Gardens.

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Macquarie Island

Macquarie Island

Hobart’s Botanic Gardens is home to an unusual glasshouse with a collection of plants from Australia’s sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Robin Powell wrapped up warm to collect stories from one of the wildest places on earth.

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Mágico Mexico

Mágico Mexico

Three of Mexico’s native plants are behind three of Linda’s favourite things - chocolate, vanilla and tequila - so she was always going to love the place, but how much surprised even her.

 


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Marqueyssac

Marqueyssac

When it comes to box, this iconic French garden thinks outside the square! No flowers, few trees, few paths, but amazing views – and more than 150,000 sculpted box.

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Matsue

Matsue

Flying into Matsue, on the shores of Lake Shinjii, the ground glows green with rice and buckwheat. The area is famous for its soba noodles, ancient samurai houses, moated castle - and a succession of cherry blossom, peonies, azaleas and wisteria through spring.

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Mauritius

Mauritius

Robin Powell indulges in tropical glamour on the island paradise of Mauritius and develops a bad case of garden envy.

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Meet Anna van der Gardner

Meet Anna van der Gardner

Meet Anna van der Gardner

Resident (and gardener), Bronte House

The gardens at Bronte House have been an inspiration to Sydney gardners for decades.



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Meet Dave Gray: Head gardener, Everglades

Meet Dave Gray: Head gardener, Everglades

For the last two years Dave Gray has been head gardener at Everglades, a National Trust property in Leura, designed and built through the 1930s by Paul Sorensen.

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Meet Tom Coward: Head gardener at Gravetye Manor

Meet Tom Coward: Head gardener at Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor is the garden of the influential English gardener, William Robinson. Robin Powell spoke to its current head gardener Tom Coward about its historical accuracy and modern excitement.

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Meet: Sally Newman

Meet: Sally Newman

Meet Sally Newman, Owner, Yandina Station

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Meet: Tamara Cannon, charity worker

Meet: Tamara Cannon, charity worker

Greenhouses are producing life-saving vegetables in the high-altitude desert villages of Ladakh, thanks to the Australian charity Lille Fro. Robin Powell spoke to its founder Tamara Cannon.

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Monet’s Masterpiece, Giverny

Monet’s Masterpiece, Giverny

Claude Monet always said his garden was his greatest work. Giverny is both garden and art.


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Nest of the Feather Serpent

Nest of the Feather Serpent

Linda finds a garden in Mexico that sparkles with surprise and joy. Read More
Oakwood

Oakwood

Wonderfully eccentric, personal, witty and beautiful. The garden of sculptors, Fulko Cooper and Maureen Craig is both drawing board and artwork; a house, garden, studio and gallery space that inspires. Welcome to Oakwood.

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Old Wesleydale

Old Wesleydale

Deb and Scott Wilson make garden magic in Tasmania's stunning Meander Valley.

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Outback Bloom

Outback Bloom

The Australian outback is experiencing a one-in-a-lifetime explosion of exuberant growth and flowering. Birds are flocking to the newly drenched watercourses and brimming lakes, and so are plant lovers. Angus Stewart shares the thrill.

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Paris

Paris

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Perch Hill Farm

Perch Hill Farm

Linda is passionate about growing all her own vegetables at home. So she sought inspiration from England’s great gardener, writer, teacher, and vegetable grower, Sarah Raven.

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Postcard from the garden world

Postcard from the garden world

See what's happening in the world of Ross Garden Tours this spring

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Postcards from recent Ross Tours

Postcards from recent Ross Tours

For the garden traveller 2016 was a huge year. New destinations and lots of old favourites. Here are some of the highlights.

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Postcards from the 2017 Tour season

Postcards from the 2017 Tour season

Views, reports and travel tips from the world of Ross Tours. What a great year we had in 2017, traveling the gardens of the world. Here are some of our most memorable tours.

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Roberto Burle Marx

Roberto Burle Marx

Sandra visits the house and garden of the highly influential tropical garden designer Roberto Burle Marx and is inspired by his artistry.

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Scandinavia

Scandinavia

Sandra has been in travelling though Denmark, Norway and Sweden, preparing the itinerary for next year’s Ross Garden tour. Here she shares a sampler of tastes of high summer in the far north.

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Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai's fascinating atmosphere stems from its long history. It was a trading centre as early as 960 AD. It was here that the European trading powers of the 19th century established themselves in the East.

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Singapore - a city in a garden

Singapore - a city in a garden

In search of more information on Singapore’s best garden, history, food and cultural experiences - and a great itinerary - we headed to the Garden City, and this is what we found.

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Sissinghurst

Sissinghurst

One of the world’s most influential and visited gardens, Sissinghurst, is undergoing a change, as Vita Sackville-West’s grandson Adam Nicolson wrestles with the integrity of the garden and its surroundings. Linda Ross reports.

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