Native gardens

The glory of stunning Australian native flora is worth celebrating. What better way to pay homage to these beauties than to incorporate them into your home garden. Whether you choose to add pockets of natives here and there, or go for a completely native garden, you will be helping the local biodiversity, ecosystems and waterways.

Native gardens not only tend to use less water, but also need little fertiliser and generally have lower maintenance requirements than non-natives. These are all factors which leave you with more free time to enjoy the garden and the many native animal visitors it will attract. 

The Sunshine Coast region has over 1600 unique flora and fungi species, so there is something to suit any corner, be it coastal or bush. Add a wonderful variety of colour, texture and form to your garden space – there is so much to choose from!


Prize-winning native garden

Native gardening inspiration

Reserve these physical items and collect from your local library:

View the help guide for reserving items. Libraries will alert you when an item is ready for collection. If you are not member, join online.


Browse for inspiration with these gardening eMagazines:

  • Gardening Australia
  • Australian Country Gardens
  • Landscape Architecture Australia

To get started using free eMagazines download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

On the web

How to take native cuttings

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