Indigenous plants are plants that have existed for thousands of years. That means that they are well suited to our soil and weather conditions and provide wonderful habitat for our native animals.
Adding indigenous plants to your garden is a great way to boost biodiversity and attract native birds and insects to your garden while supporting our local bushland plants.
Whitehorse has two fantastic resources to help you along your journey of using more indigenous plants in your garden:
- The Indigenous Gardening in Whitehorse booklet ( PDF 13.94MB) (contact Council for a hard copy).
- The indigenous plants list on Whitehorse Maps.
Find your property on Whitehorse Maps and follow the link to the Indigenous Plant List. This will open up a list of the plants that would once have grown in that space. Once you have your list, head along to Greenlink or Bungalook Nurseries with confidence that you can choose plants that will grow well in your garden.