August/September 2022


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Home Swede Home
Scandinavian influences, thoughtful planning and high-tech gadgets have transformed an ordinary brick farmhouse into a seriously stunning home.

Artist in Wonderland
Artist Dennis Baker has filled his Exeter house and studios with an astonishing collection of treasured and historic objects.

Vision splendid
Alexia Sinclair’s lavish photography inspires such excitement that 40 volunteers from around the world jumped at the chance to work with her on a project in Sweden.

The man behind the lens
David Speer is the photographer behind many of the best-known historic images of the Southern Highlands. Linda Emery finds out about an enigmatic and entrepreneurial figure.

Olympic wrestler’s plan bee
Reg Marsh explains how wrestling led to a lifetime love of beekeeping.

A life with antiques
Lydie du Bray lives in a house filled with antiques – and every piece is for sale. 

What makes us happy?
Richard Eckersley studies what makes people happy and was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his efforts.

Highlands fashion
What’s new this spring.

Hedging your best
Rich soil and reliable rain mean the eight-year-old garden at South Acres is doing so well, its gardener spends more time pruning than planting.

Top seeds
A guide to seeds and their pods.

Bright and beautiful
More than 260 species of birds can be seen in the Southern Highlands. We tell you where to find them.

Stepping stones of the Atlantic
A small ship cruise to the South Atlantic islands is not for the faint-hearted.

Bowral to Bundanoon
Tony Sheffield takes a scenic drive to Bundanoon, pointing out dozens of historic sites and interesting landmarks.

Blooming Bundanoon
The owners of eight beautiful cottage and rural gardens are ready to open their gates for the 18th Bundanoon Garden Ramble.

Horses with drive
Bundanoon carriage drivers Trevor and Sheryl Leibowitz have won national titles and competed internationally.