Australian Native Garden
The Australian Native Garden utilises beautiful, hardy native plant life to create a simple, sophisticated design that is also low maintenance. Imagine tall, striking native grasses, colourful flowers, use of rocks and simple, attractive design elements that replicate the natural landscape and attract all sorts of interesting wildlife. Characteristically Australian natives require very little maintenance. These plants are built for Australian soils, which are often structurally weak and nutrient poor. Beautiful Australian native gardens make use of plants that thrive in such conditions. These sustainable gardens are perfect for attracting wildlife and require very little water to establish. Rich green foliage, grasses and unique Australian flowers create a simple and attractive garden. The Australian Native Garden can come in a variety of styles with different features and aspects.
Keeping in mind that Australia is a large country with different climates and conditions from one end to the other, it is important to give some consideration to what types of plants are sourced, how they are cared for, and what they are paired with. Our team at Diaco’s can discuss this with you, and help you find beautiful, unique natives that will work perfectly in your garden. From palms, ferns and tropical plants, to grasses and bottlebrush, there are many options to choose from when it comes to plants that are native to Australia. Warm colours such as reds, yellows and rusty oranges are often featured in the Australian Native Garden, set against plenty of green grasses, leaves or ferns. Rocks and rock pools can be incorporated, further adding to the natural and organic look of the garden.
The diversity and richness of the Australian landscape means that there are plenty of native varieties to suit a range of garden types. For a large property, you may choose to feature an open grass area with reeds and lomandra, or incorporate a red sand walkway. Beautiful and unique Australian native flowers can be featured, such as Kangaroo Paw and Banksia, and these can be displayed in a clumped, natural garden bed manner. In smaller gardens, Australian native shrubs can be grown in pots or small garden boxes. Native trees such as Angophora and Agonis work well in the Australian Native Garden, as well as grasses such as Poa or Dianella, and the Kniphofia for some bright colour.