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Seed Capital

Seed Capital

Robin Powell joins two seed hunters on the trail of rare and endangered plants in the Penrose State Forest south of Sydney.

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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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Stringybark Cottage

Stringybark Cottage

Carved out of the forests of the sunshine coast hinterland is a garden of surprising sculptures, rare and unusual plants and great charm


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The Children's Garden, Melbourne

The Children's Garden, Melbourne

For nearly 200 years botanic gardens in Australia have largely been the domain of adults. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, has set a joyful new trend with an innovative Children’s Garden. Graham Ross was inspired.

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The Heritage, South Australia

The Heritage, South Australia

Want roses like this? We picked up some tips from rosarian Walter Duncan on a recent visit to his lovely Heritage Garden in South Australia's Clare Valley. We are in love with his garden (and yes more than just a little in love with Walter too!)

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The Lingering Garden

The Lingering Garden

In the heart of the frenzied bustle of modern Shanghai is an altogether different thrill, the 450-year old Garden of Leisurely Repose. Linda Ross visits.

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The List: Our top 7 favourite hotels

The List: Our top 7 favourite hotels

A great holiday isn’t just about where you go and what you see, it’s also defined by where you stay. So when we plan a tour we don’t just look for the most exciting gardens, we also search out great hotels.

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The Oudolf Effect

The Oudolf Effect

Hold the secateurs! Dutch designer Piet Oudolf is changing the way we garden with perennials. Michael McCoy explains how we learned to love those seedheads.

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The Spice Garden - Garnisha

The Spice Garden - Garnisha

Tim Warren grows all the fresh ingredients he needs to make his Garnisha range of spice pastes and chutneys. Here we take a deliciously fragrant walk through the garden.

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The Wrap Up: Australian Garden Show Sydney 2013

The Wrap Up: Australian Garden Show Sydney 2013

Sydney turned on classic early spring weather for the inaugural Australian Garden Show Sydney. We sought shade some days and an extra cardigan on others but while the temperature went up and down the enthusiasm of the garden-loving audience stayed hot all weekend. 

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The Wrap Up: Chelsea Flower Show 2012

The Wrap Up: Chelsea Flower Show 2012

In 2013 the RHS Chelsea Flower Show celebrates its centenary. To get you in the mood for the thrills on offer this May, here are our picks of the garden and plant highlights of Chelsea 2012, as selected by three Ross Garden tour leaders: Graham Ross, Libby Cameron and Angus Stewart.

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The Wrap Up: Chelsea Flower Show 2013

The Wrap Up: Chelsea Flower Show 2013

As Linda packs her bag for Chelsea 2014 she reflects on what has kept her humming with inspiration all year from Chelsea 2013.

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The Wrap Up: Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The Wrap Up: Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Andrew Fisher Tomlin reviews the world’s greatest flower show.

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Two Gardeners The Cruden Farm Garden Diaries

Two Gardeners The Cruden Farm Garden Diaries

Most mornings Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and her gardener Michael Morrison shared a breakfast of tea and toast and discussed the day’s plans for the garden. Michael filled in a garden diary, as requested by Dame Elisabeth early in their working relationship. The diaries have now been published as 'Cruden Farm Garden Diaries' by Penguin/Lantern, with explanatory text by journalist Lisa Clausen and contemporary photographs by Simon Griffiths. This brief extract shows how the diaries chart not just the garden, but also the attitude of its gardeners to each other.

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Western Australia's Wildflowers

Western Australia's Wildflowers

Angus Stewart clues us in on the best ways to see Western Australia’s extraordinary wildflowers.

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Woodbridge, Tasmania

Woodbridge, Tasmania

Robin Powell admires the view with pioneering heirloom apple grower Bob Magnus, whose ideas about pruning will change your mind about how to grow apples.

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Woolmers Estate, Tasmania

Woolmers Estate, Tasmania

Woolmers Estate, in northern Tasmania was home to six generations of the Archer family. For the past decade it has housed the National Rose Garden. Libby Cameron renewed her love of the rose on a recent visit.

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Wychwood

Wychwood

After a frenetic season of growth through summer and spring, autumn brings an easing into the relaxation of winter. Wychwood’s Peter Cooper tells Robin Powell why he loves the garden in winter.

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