01. WELCOME TO CACTUS COUNTRY
No self-respecting list of the best cactus and succulent gardens could call itself complete without the inclusion of Cactus Country. Bursting with thousands of succulents and cacti, the 12-acre desert oasis, three hours from Melbourne deep in the Victorian Murray bushland, has never been more popular thanks to social media and its undeniably photogenic, “Insta-worthy” backdrops filled with weird and wacky plants as far as the eye can see. An elevated lookout dome is the perfect spot to enjoy a margarita or Mexican beer (or a homemade cactus ice cream for the kids) as you take in the 1000+ plant varieties that make Cactus Country their home. cactuscountry.com.au
02. FABULOUS FRONT GARDEN
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Technology in the garden
Gardening hacks for time-poor plant parents
A classic garden receives a contemporary twist
Best of Play areas & outdoor activities
Cultivate your kids’ love of the outdoors with a backyard that promises to spark their imaginations and encourage interactive play
Tiny but mighty
There are plenty of places to play and rest in this lush private courtyard
Sweet & petite
With some creativity and a well-composed planting palette, even the smallest garden can become your own personal paradise
A warm, welcoming vibe
Bring your outdoor spaces to life your way with new-look designer heating and lighting
Back to basics
Get a handle on the fundamentals and you can ensure your garden will flourish and be easier to maintain
A shroom of your own
If you’ve been left in the dark on how to grow mushrooms, let us enlighten you
A timeless marvel
This heritage home received a green modern makeover
A place of tranquillity
A backyard sportsground is transformed into a leafy secluded oasis
FIGHTING to be HEARD
Black women are nearly three times more likely to die after childbirth than white women. Serena Williams was almost one of them. Here, in her own words, she tells her story.
Katy & Orlando - IT'S A GIRL!
The happy couple is thinking pink.
Part 2 - Back To The Start
More tales of the colourful lives of the first lyons-built cars to carry the ‘jaguar’ title - the S.S. Jaguar 100
Wild at Heart Tattoo Brisbane, Australia
BUILDING A WARRIOR
OUR NEW TEST CAR IS A 2022 NAVARA PRO-4X WARRIOR AND RATHER THAN JUST PICK IT UP FROM THE CAR COMPANY, WE HELPED BUILD THIS ONE
A BRIGHT WHITE PALETTE WITH POPS OF GREEN AND TIMBER-LOOK TILES TRANSFORMED A TIRED '90S BATHROOM INTO A FUN, FABULOUS AND FUNCTIONAL FAMILY SPACE
Radio star PJ's joy 'FAMILY MEANS EVERYTHING TO ME'
The top-rating broadcaster's life has changed forever - and she regrets nothing!
This stellar hit continues to deliver seasonal dishes and quality service
TAKE THE EDGE off a BALCONY
If your outdoor garden is confined to a slab in the sky, you can still make it flourish
CONSIDERED QUALITY AND UNIQUE STYLE BRING A FIVE-STAR LOOK HOME FOR ONE MELBOURNE FAMILY