In these days of high water bills and our dry, hot climate, it makes sense to consider native plants.
This is about designing a garden for our local conditions, choosing plants that use appropriate amounts of water, choosing plants that won't become weeds, providing a habitat for birds, butterflies and all of the small fauna that lives locally.
In addition to taking photos for this article, I also aim to take some of the pictures to my local nursery, perhaps the State Flora nursery at Belair National Park, to obtain some of these wondrous native plants and ground cover plants.
It is described as: a living, breathing and beautiful place where plants, animals and human creativity come together to surprise us.
In this garden and the spaces within you will find plants and ideas that show just a few of many ways to use and enjoy native plants. A native garden gives something to everyone – and does not cost the earth.
The garden was designed by Kate Cullity, who has cleverly built the garden around the existing features using the heritage stone walls, ground levels and shade trees. She's also divided the garden into various 'rooms.'