Contents

 

Garden to table: productive garden: productive garden history        Elizabeth Ganguly

In the past decade or two productive gardening or having your own veggie patch and fruit trees has become de rigueur. This is not new or ground breaking, but are a part of the evolving story of helping to feed the nation and of our horticultural and gardening history.

 

View from the verandah: Marble Hill        Cas Middlemis

Marble Hill, South Australia’s vice-regal summer residence from 1880 to 1955, was one of South Australia’s prominent gardens, and today efforts are underway to restore this forgotten gem.

 

German farm gardens in colonial South Australia        Sara Maroske & John Dowe

Recently rediscovered documents and images relating to the Wehl property of Ehrenbreitstein near Millicent shed light on the importance and cultural distinctiveness of the farm garden in colonial German settlements in South Australia.

 

The robust ghost of Mr Chapman’s Garden        Betsy Taylor

George Chapman’s garden, established in Angas Street, Adelaide, in 1873, is a lost garden but there is no mystery about its contents due to the remarkable diaries he kept.

 

Parklands revisited        Kathryn Millard

The 1996 film Parklands – here revisited almost two decades later by its writer and director – uses the Adelaide Parklands as a major character of unnerving ambience.

 

Australian Museum of Gardening: a new home for our history        Richard Heathcote

Telling history through objects and experiences is core business for museums and soon gardens and gardening will have a new home to tell these stories at the Australian Museum of Gardening at Carrick Hill in Adelaide.

 

The Historic Urban Landscape: a gardener’s perspective        Anna Foley

A recent international symposium in Ballarat discussed the latest UNESCO approach for urban heritage conservation, conceptualised as the Historic Urban Landscape.

 

Profile: Roslyn Burge

Roslyn Burge is an elected member of the AGHS National Management Committee and Convenor of the Editorial Advisory Committee.

 

Cold turkey or Cold Duck        Christina Dyson & Richard Aitken

Australian Garden History, long the flagship publication of the Australian Garden History Society, is set to enter a new era with volume 27.