Native gardens

Native gardens
Native plants provide food and habitat for native animals and are great for encouraging birds into your garden. Native plants provide food and habitat for native animals and are great for encouraging birds into your garden.

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It is a good idea to plant local plants as they have been growing in the area for hundreds of years and have adapted to local conditions. Native plants provide food and habitat for native animals and are great for encouraging birds into your garden.

Native plants have many benefits in Australian gardens, including:​

  • They require minimal water, fertilisers and maintenance;
  • There is no danger they will become bushland weeds; and 
  • They provide habitat, food and nectar for birds and animals, extending corridors of bushland and increasing the amenity of our area.

To help you increase the number of native plants in our area, Council gives away free local native plants at events held in our libraries throughout the year. ​

More information

For more information on how to attract native birds to y​our garden, go to the Birds in Backyards website.​

For more information on free local native plant giveaways, go to our Hab​itat Stepping Stones page.