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Eden Gardens
If there’s such a thing as spending a day out at a nursery, Eden Gardens is the place to do so. Set on 2.5 acres, this aspirational site features a cafe, florist and display garden (i.e. one planted purely for...
Backyard and Balcony Super Foods
Can you grow your own super foods?  There are many plants that you can effectively grow yourself in the garden and be able to harvest the freshest possible ingredients, capturing all their essential oils and flavours whilst it’s most powerful. ...
Gardening Your Way To Health
What’s the balm for boredom, depression and anxiety?  Gardening.  No wonder more and more people have been rediscovering it during COVID-19.  It’s great for both your physical and mental wellbeing.  In a meta-analysis that looked at 21 different scientific studies...
Succulent Bowls
Our bespoke succulent bowls are as individual as you are.  No two bowls are ever the same.  Succulents are surging in popularity, and it’s no wonder - they are virtually maintenance free, with very low-water needs and they look good...
Get Ready to Green!
Lawns can have ecological benefits.  Green grass has a cooling effect and actually reduced the heat island effect around homes significantly, that can have side benefits like not using air-conditioning as much.   Slightly longer grass with flowers and seeds can...
The Power Of Plants
The power of plants has been well documented. In addition to their air purifying super hero powers there is the wellness benefits they bring to us in our daily lives. Their lush green works to boost our mood, increase our...
The Only Place To Plant The Seed
In the words of Robbie Williams, “Can ya dig it? (Yes we can!)” This houseplant haven truly needs to be seen to be be-leafed. Eden Gardens more than lives up to its namesake with flourishing foliage and beautiful blooms housed under a...
Mojito Madness
Winter is a fabulous time for citrus.  The cooler weather sweetens ripening fruits on trees, and oranges, lemons, limes, native citrus and mandarins are all in season.  In the herb garden, many annual herbs have finished for the season, but...
Love Your Roses Back
Are you a rose lover?  Roses are a symbol of love and positivity, and steeped in symbolism and meaning.  August is a busy time in the garden for rose care, as you prepare for the success of their upcoming season. ...
Count down to spring
Welcome to August.  There is lots to be thankful for at this time of the year, with spring on the doorstep. Australian natives are in their moment, so walk through the bush, enjoy their blossoms, and check out our wide...
Cactus
As the weather cools, the colours in succulents intensify.  They are particularly beautiful in winter, with many having deep reds, fiery oranges and purple tones develop.  It is this incredible richness in foliage colour, and diversity in shapes and forms,...
Australian Natives in ANY space.
Want a bit of the bush in your backyard? Plants from the Australian bush need not look out of place in the garden,though careful selection is crucial.  Gum trees, for example, often grow as species about 60m tall – a...
Banksias
Banksias are small trees and shrubs that have distinctive candle-like blooms.  Each candle is made up of hundreds and hundreds of individual flowers, ranging from yellow to red and flowering throughout autumn and winter.  These develop into woody cone-like structures...
Kentia Palms
Lord Howe Island’s greatest export to the world is the Kentia Palm, which over there is called thatch palm as it is used for thatching. Kentia palms (Howeaforsteriana) were sent to Europe from the 1870s, and now they are popular...
Grevilleas
Grevilleas make a huge part of the Australian flora,spread right across the continent; they make upthe third largest genus in Australia.  There are ground cover types, shrubs and trees,which means there is a grevillea for every position at your place! ...
What to do in the garden this month
Winter is a great time to be outdoors, enjoying the company of friends and family snuggled around a fire pit or enjoying the warmth of winter sunshine out of the wind.  It also the idea time to plant many trees...
Pests & feeding edibles
Winter is the ideal time to get stuck into your edible garden.  The cooler temps allow you to have a solid garden workout without raising a sweat.  So, what’s top of the list?  In the backyard orchard it’s pruning.  Many...
Roses
Our roses have arrived!  Buying roses and planting them out in winter allows them to acclimatise well to your garden, settling in when they are bare and dormant, ready to explode into leaf and flower in spring.  We get a...
Biodiversity in the Backyard
This World Environment Day, the United Nations is urging us to learn how all living things on Earth are connected in the web of life and how we can act #ForNature.   Biodiversity in the backyard is one way urban areas...
Are Your Indoor Plants Struggling? Here’s What to Do
Caring for a plant can be much harder than it looks. While we all dream of owning happy, healthy plants that never seem to stop thriving, reality can be a little tougher. Sometimes you’ll buy a gorgeous plant, take it...
Bees are crucial to food security
Bees are crucial to food security, with many of the world’s main food crops pollinated by them.  Australia has honey bees, imported not long after colonization, but also around 2000 species of native bees, the majority of which are solitary...