Australian native gardens

A pond or billabong is perfect for Australian native gardens

A pond or billabong is perfect for Australian native gardens

Rather than strong greens and bright flowers, Australian native gardens generally display muted, subtle colours.

There are exceptions, but grey-green and blue-green foliage – gum trees, wattles, correas and ornamental grasses – usually features more prominently. Boulders and attractive gravel or crazy slate-paved paths enhance native gardens.

A native landscape can include a natural water feature or a dry creek bed, reminiscent of the Australian bush.

Acacia podalyriifolia

Wattle flowers are ideal for Australian native gardens

Some of our gardens feature completely indigenous species (plants that originally grew in that specific location), while others showcase a more general native theme that includes plants from Western Australia (such as kangaroo paws), or NSW and Queensland (like some of the more showy grevilleas).

Whichever style you prefer, our native bush gardens provide relaxed, rustic settings that require minimal maintenance … though, of course, native shrubs still appreciate being pruned!

If you’re after something more colourful, try a cottage garden.