GardenDrum is an innovative and international award winning website for serious gardeners. I have a regular blog on there, along with many other plant experts.

Birds in Backyards – a comprehensive site for Australian birds, with an easy to use bird finder to identify your sighting, research, advice on creating bird habitat, and NEST CAMS!

A great way to find out more about Australian native plants in your local area is to join your local Australian native plants society. There are groups all over Australia.

For more information and links to the national group and your state group, go to my page on the Australian Plant Society

Bushcare and Landcare are fantastic community groups, dedicated to caring for our native ecology.


There are some fabulous specialist native plant retailers around Australia that I can recommend. You should be able to find most, if not all, the plants in the database at these nurseries. If they do not have them in stock they can usually get them for you. You’ll get great advice on your garden from these specialists-

Wariapendi Nursery at Colo Vale NSW

Harvest Seeds and Native Plant Nursery in Sydney NSW

IndigiGrow Nursery in Sydney NSW

Native Grace Nursery at Roberston NSW

The Wildflower Meadow  at Erina on the NSW Central Coast

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery is at Glendale in Newcastle

Cool Country Natives Nursery in the ACT

Geelong Native Plants at Mt Duneed Victoria

Wimmera Native Nursery at Dimboola Victoria

Natives R Us Nursery at Traveston Queensland

Forest Heart EcoNursery at Maleny Queensland

Nielsen’s Native Nursery in Brisbane

Zanthorrea Nursery in Perth Western Australia

Kuranga Nursery in Mt Evelyn near Melbourne


Plants In A Box

The Native Shop


I love gardens and landscaping. Increasingly landscapers and garden designers are using my beloved native plants in their work, and I have some favourite ones who are truly passionate about Australian plants and create amazing spaces with them. Here’s a great website to inspire you-

Based in Wollongong, have a look at the work of Mallee Design