There are no rules in this garden, natives mix with succulents, grasses, and…

There are no rules in this garden, natives mix with succulents, grasses, and Mediterranean plants, and colour is king! Photo – Annette O’Brien for The Design Files.

Australian wattle. Our national floral emblem.

Our national floral emblem. ALL OF THE ACACIA! Especially the flowering kind up along the boundary of the road near the creek

Tea tree (Leptospermum minutifolium). I would like to see this in an espalier form.

Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C).

Adelaide Botanic Garden; the Australian Native Garden  is a South Australian Government 'Sustainable Landscapes' project.

the Australian Native Garden is a South Australian Government 'Sustainable Landscapes' project.

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