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More than just Australia’s leading country home decorating magazine, Australian Country has a very special style — a heart — to which readers can intimately relate. It features a variety of stunning Australian country homes and the latest on decorating and renovating your home in a range of country styles, from traditional to new country.
In this issue - Australian Country issue 22.5
There’s a spring in our steps for the next issue of Australian Country as we look forward to the warmer weather with some fantastic features. We were lucky enough to visit the home and garden of everybody’s favourite TV gardener, Sophie Thomson. Sophie lives on a three-acre property in the Adelaide Hills and, in spite of her hectic schedule, has turned her garden into a showcase for all she holds dear — the environment, the Nature Play movement and gardening as a stress reliever. Still in the garden, our service feature looks at all the new products and plants to give your outdoor patch, whether it’s a balcony or a backyard, a spring clean. Our fashion feature takes a walk on the wild side, as we’re on safari at Canberra’s Jamala Wildlife Lodge in the grounds of the National Zoo and Aquarium. We also headed to South Australia’s mid-north to visit the Stockman family on Glenowie, their Poll Merino stud and to the Adelaide Hills where we visited Jo and Kyffin Thompson at their spacious home set in a gorgeous garden. In Victoria, we visited Caroline Gabriel and Shaun Bowden in their beautifully renovated miner’s cottage in Ballarat and then to Narrawong on the spectacular south-west coast where author Maya Linnell lives on acreage with her young family and a menagerie of pets. Up in Queensland we visited academics Rachael Wallis and her husband, Bruce Woolley, who are working hard to reduce their carbon footprint in an off-grid cottage near Crows Nest.. Our travel story focuses on the bounty of the Darling Downs and its garden city, Toowoomba and we also visited the NSW New England town of Armidale, where David and June Hodgson have spent the best part of three decades working on their home.