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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:
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.
For more information on how to attract native birds to your garden, go to the Birds in Backyards website.
For more information on free local native plant giveaways, go to our Habitat Stepping Stones page.