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Garden Blog

Here you’ll find my ramblings on the creation of a garden and the pleasures of nurturing plants and picking flowers.

An Australian native climber Kennedia coccinea
A photo of a flowering Australian native garden

Australia’s flora is remarkably diverse, beautiful and worthy of a featured space in your garden.

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Garden Gallery

I moved to the outer rim of Sydney so I could enjoy more fresh air and green space. Here I created an Australian native cottage garden that is overflowing with flowers, colour and life. I hope my garden gallery inspires you to plant more Australian native plants in your own garden or in pots on your balcony.

An Australian native Pelargonium australe


Welcome to The Botanical Planet, where I share photos and paintings of my Australian native cottage garden in Sydney and my new garden in South East Queensland. On this site you’ll find inspiration for your Australian garden, illustrations and paintings of our amazing flora, and useful information I have learned while designing with and growing Australian native plants.

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An Australian native cottage garden

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What the Australian public wants to know about native plants and microclimate I wrote this article recently for the Australian Native Plant Society Garden Design Study Group. While it's perhaps not a topic for the average gardener, I hope you still find it...

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