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Pleasing Prospect

Having developed three large gardens in Victoria, John Jones and Doug Neale decided to do it all again with a diverse garden near the village of Hamilton.

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Naturally Inspired

They say you have to travel to appreciate home. A much travelled couple has put down roots in a beautiful bushland setting in the heart of Victoria’s spa country.

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The Bloss menagerie

Bloss Hickson has a passion for almost everything and everyone and an uncanny knack for sweeping all around her up in her enthusiasm.

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Pioneers in Paradise

Two generations of the Peart family have devoted themselves to turning what was regarded as wasteland into a true Arcadia. View their story!

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Living History

Living History

Six generations of the Hunt family have called the stunning Ivybrook Farm on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula home. See their story!

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Pigs in Mud

From a high pressured chef to a pig farmer, Ross O’Meara’s pigs bring a paddock-to-plate ethos to his farm-based pork products range.

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Landmark and Legend in Camden Park

Camden Park is Australia’s oldest private residence occupied by descendants of John and Elizabeth Macarthur.

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Gardening Coat of Colours

Gardening Coat of Colours

The passage of the seasons is marked by a gardening kaleidoscope. Enter a world of colour at Bebeah in the NSW Blue Mountains.

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A Plum Role

A Plum Role

For a host of reasons ranging from health benefits and versatility to good taste, find out why it’s time for prunes to have their day in the sun.

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Perricoota Station

Perricoota Station

The well known historic Perricoota Station has a fresh lease on life thanks to its fabulous new owners, Trevor and Anastasia O’Grady.

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Magic In Forest Hall

The lush Forest Hall in the stunning Victorian Goldfields is the proud product of a 40-year complete makeover. See their story!

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The Kitchen Gardener At Fox Hill Farm

After sad loss in the Victorian bushfires, Lynne Derwin has made a new beginning in the NSW Southern Highlands.

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At Home With History In Spring Park

At Home With History In Spring Park

Lil and Richard Westmacott have restored a remarkable slice of pastoral history on their southern NSW farm.

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BACKROADS TRAIL

BACKROADS TRAIL

The produce that grows on both sides of the Murray River is celebrated by an affiliation of primary producers and venues known as the Backroads Trail.

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PARADISE FOR PIGS

A legend in the world of wine, David Hohnen has returned to his first career as a farmer, this time of free-range, environmentally sustainable pork.

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FUN OF THE FAIR

There’s nothing better that I have found than hearing music with a glorious sound as we ride round and round on the merry-go-round.

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A Sensory Wine Feast

When it comes to matching food and wine, Western Australian winemakers Cathy and Neil Howard need look no further than their garden.

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THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST

They say when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Penny Blatchford showed her mettle when her region was threatened by a coal seam gas mine.

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Balance Point of Wine

Like many other life-altering decisions, Dorothy Barlow’s return to Australia was a long time in foment but perfectly swift in execution.

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Cream of the Crop

The Crooke family produces some of Australia’s finest ice cream from a factory in a former milking shed on their dairy farm in the lush Kiewa Valley.

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A FRUITFUL LIFE

Wayne and Marie Stewart first bought their patch of rural paradise in 1980 in Peachester, overlooking Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

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GARDEN GNOMES AUSTRALIA: WENWORTH FALLS

In Garden Gnomes Australia, hundreds of pointy-tipped hats, white whiskers and grins emerge from the undergrowth.

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A SHEEP FARM IN MONARO HIGH COUNTRY

Third-generation sheep farmers John and Sally-Ann Cottle live in spectacular surrounds in the Monaro High Country.

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COWGIRL LIFE ON THE FARM

Michelle Simons has traded her city existence for a cowgirl cocky’s life on a farm in the middle of a volcanic caldera in northern NSW

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S WOOLEEN STATION

The owners of Western Australia’s Wooleen Station have taken a new direction in a bid to make their property sustainable.

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A CHESTNUT TREE CHANGE

Taking the plunge into farming chestnuts was a giant step for former Canberra academics John and Heather Kane.

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PERENNIAL GARDEN

A garden that delights year round is the culmination of the lifetime experience of two passionate gardeners.

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FROM PADDOCK TO PARKLAND

Beverley and Graham Thompson spent three decades transforming their gorgeous Mt Wilson garden from a simple paddock to a glorious parkland.

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HILLBILLIES-CIDER

HILLBILLIES CIDER

An enterprising NSW couple has devoted their prodigious talents and energy to creating a benchmark cider from Bilpin’s famous apples.

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A PROUD FAMILY HOME

Through six generations of the Grubb family tree, they always have and will continue to call Tasmania’s Strathroy station home.

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ORGANIC FARMING

ORGANIC FARMING

When vegie farmer Rob Bauer realised his farm wasn’t performing as well as it should, he choose to look to the ways of his forebears and returned to the organic farming methods.

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QUEENSLAND AGRITOURISM

The city-country divide is no longer an abstract notion for Queensland dairy farmers Kay and Dave Tommerup since they diversified and opened their farm to agritourism.

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FARMING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Generations of farmers have passed through the doors of this homestead in North South Africa. In its current incarnation, the years and spirits are able to whisper their stories to its visitors.

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HARROW STATION & HOMESTEAD

Inspired by the country estates of the UK, Harrow station and homestead are quickly becoming a Darling downs landmark.

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A GARDEN DESIGNED TO SHARE

Nick Smith has devoted almost two decades to creating an ambitious garden, which he is now keen to share with visitors.

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MAYFLOWER FARM

MAYFLOWER FARM

Flowers are nature’s gift to humanity, according to Chris May who has forged a career around their fleeting beauty.

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COUNTRY HOME IN TOWN

COUNTRY HOME IN TOWN

They might take in city rather than rural views from their verandah, but this Australian family will always remain country at heart.

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MARKDALE STATION

Markdale Station in the NSW Southern Tablelands has evolved under the benevolent hands of three generations of the polo-loving Ashton family.

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TEACHING HOMESTEAD SKILLS

Anna and John Mahy took a bottle of wine, a world atlas and a pin and somehow ended up teaching homestead skills on New Zealand’s south island.

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LIFE IN THE QUEENSLAND HORSE SADDLE

An extraordinary love of horses has completely transformed the life of an adventurous Queenslander.

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