‘The garden was gay with roses, lupins and delphiniums’: The Heysens at The Cedars in Hahndorf
The Cedars on the edge of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills has long been associated with the Heysen family. Archival gardening material, and, more importantly, personal letters from Josephine Heysen and her siblings to her friend ‘Jack’ offer the reader the strongest imprint of Heysen family life and events as the garden developed and grew around them. Today the sense of the Heysen family still lingers strongly on the property.
Farming on Norfolk Island: The earliest surviving agricultural landscapes in Australasia
Norfolk Island is known chiefly for its past as a convict settlement. It is also the site of the oldest remaining European agricultural landscapes in Australasia. Its significance has been recognised by its listing on the World Heritage Register.
The blade – Australia’s love affair with lawn Richard Heathcote
Lawn has played a significant role in Australian social history. A travelling exhibition organised by the Australian Museum of Gardening, The Blade aims to contribute to the AGHS’s 40th anniversary program by tracing the story of lawn and how this popular garden feature arose.
Geelong: a walk through three centuries Liz Bennetto
Eastern Hill, on the edge of Corio Bay, was set aside in 1851 as the location for Geelong’s botanic garden. Although it had spectacular views over the bay, it was exposed to harsh winds and had no available fresh water. The garden has evolved over three centuries to today’s 21st Century Garden opened in September 2002 which has created huge interest – and some controversy.
A sheep station garden, Barunah Plains, 1978 Andy Russell
The property of Barunah Plains in southwestern Victoria was held by the Russell family from 1850 to 1978. The homestead and garden were outstanding features of the property. This article presents a picture of the garden as it was in 1978.
Nathaniel Ronalds: nurseryman and florist Beverley F. Ronalds
Nathaniel Ronalds (1840–1898) was an accomplished Victorian horticulturalist and florist, but he is little remembered today. Talented, hard-working and largely self-taught, he created five nurseries and cultivated numerous new plants to supply his renowned floral studio in Melbourne’s city centre. The business continued in the family for a century and has a legacy in several gardens at Mount Macedon.
Dialogue: a glimpse at bushfire recovery
A look at the bushfire recovery of Binna Burra Lodge, Qld, gardens in the Adelaide Hills, SA and the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, NSW.