Jackie French: Don't underestimate the value of a garden

Jackie French
Updated July 2 2021 - 1:28am, first published May 26 2019 - 12:00am
An attractive garden can add up to 20 per cent to the value of your home.
An attractive garden can add up to 20 per cent to the value of your home.

Take two houses, identical, side by side. Add plants to one, then wait five years, then put both up for sale. Which do you think will sell first? And how much more will you get for the one with the garden?

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Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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