Using our regional plants, we have created four very different Naturescape Gardens for you to enjoy and find inspiration from:
- the Cottage Garden uses an informal mix of colour and texture
- the Formal Garden is all hedges and focal points
- the Wildlife Garden replicated the bush
- the Coastal Garden is reminiscent of dunes and summers by the beach.
Any style of garden can become your very own naturescape. A place to relax in, a place to welcome wildlife and a landscape that is sustainable and good for the planet.
Soon, plans for each garden will be available online, plants will be available from our Botanic Garden Shop and construction materials can be sourced from your local hardware and landscape suppliers.
Think global, plant local
When you make a garden with plants that grow naturally in your area you are doing great things for your community and the planet. You will:
- attract and increase local wildlife by providing the right food and shelter for a broad range of native animals.
- reduce unnecessary water consumption by choosing plants that are well adapted to your local rainfall.
- save money by buying plants that have a greater chance of survival because they have already adapted over thousands of years to the soil, climate and growing conditions of your area.
- help clean up our waterways and forests by reducing the need for fertilisers and chemical pest control.
- help stop the spread of exotic weeds into your local bushland
- help your local economy by keeping jobs in your area and money in your community by selecting local plants grown locally.
So think global and plant local, everybody wins!
These gardens were designed and built by Eurobodalla Shire Council with the generous support of Friends of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, Rotary Kiama, the Rotarians of Thailand and the NSW Government Environment Fund.