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Creating an Australian Garden - Angus Stewart

Creating an Australian Garden


Published: 1st September 2012
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A gloriously illustrated guide to planning the design and choosing the right plants to make a rich and sumptuous garden featuring Australian natives from the ABC Australian garden guru.

ngus Stewart has worked for decades on selecting and breeding Australian plants to make them more gardener-friendly. Creating an Australian Garden not only passes on the knowledge gained from Angus's extensive experience as a plant breeder-it empowers us all to unlock the secrets of cleverly designed Australian gardens that provide year-round colour, vibrant foliage and havens for wildlife. Creating an Australian Garden contains practical tips on:

  • Planning a garden from scratch
  • Adapting an existing garden
  • Using water-saving methods
  • Creating mounds and raised beds to ensure
  • The drainage many Australian plants require
  • Growing native plants in containers
  • Choosing the best plants for your environment
  • Easy-to-follow basics of soil preparation
  • 450 of the best Australian plant varieties, including many that are newly released.
Find out how to choose the ideal plants for your climate, or create a microclimate to accommodate the spectacular native plants you'd like to grow. See how versatile native plants can be, becoming part of any garden style you envisage for your backyard. Most importantly, learn everything you need to know, from planning to planting, to allow you to create a stunning native garden, wherever you live.

About the Author

Angus Stewart's groundbreaking work with native plants and his appearances on ABC Radio's Weekends with Simon Marnie and ABC TV's Gardening Australia have seen him emerge as Australia's leading expert when it comes to native plants and their untapped possibilities.

Creating an Australian Garden won Book Laurel for best general gardening book at the Horticultural Media Association of Australia in 2011.


I recommend this book. Lots of photos and excellent advice


Great reference book

Central Coast NSW

A must have reference if planting Australian Natives


This book has everything you need to know about Australian Native Landscapes. It's great to read as well as using as a reference guide. I'd highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys Australian landscapes.

Port Stephens

Aussie plants ate awesome


Helps to understand and appreciate native plants /

Sth East Qld Aus


Makes gardening exciting


This book is very informative for creating a new garden or updating an existing one whether is it small or 2 acres (that I have). It gives wonderful ideas on planting, soils, and having the photos of plants really help decide planting in garden beds, or creating a "wild wood".

South Coast NSW


Must have for native gardeners


This is a must have book for anyone contemplating a native garden. I am creating a new native garden and the book clarifies the different mulches and fertilizers available and when and how to apply them. Even how to build the beds and check your soil type. Literally everything I needed to know about suitable plants, plant groupings,and how to plant your plants was covered in the extensive about the plants section

Wellington NSW


Creating an Australian Garden

5.0 5


ISBN: 9781743310236
ISBN-10: 1743310234
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 1