The Australian Garden Collection
The award-winning Australian Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne opened in 2006. It is already regarded as one of the world's great gardens of Australian plants.
The Australian Garden Collection plant range has been specially selected for its reliable performance in home gardens. Proceeds from sale of this plant will assist in the care and development of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Each year there will be a new group of plants released into this unique Australian collection based on their performance at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.
The plants in 'The Australian Garden Collection' can be found throughout the Australian Garden. Look for the gum leaf logo on the plant labels to see these plants in a spectacular garden setting. See the map (JPG - 711 kb) for locations.
Plants will be available from leading garden retailers, including:
- Acom Nursery: 665/675 Canterbury Rd. Surrey Hills, (03) 9890 3162
- Botanical Creations: 122 Grange Rd. Camegie, (03) 9571 9922
- Beasley's Nursery: Warrandite Rd. Doncaster East, (03) 9844 3355
- Bulleen Art & Garden: 6 Manningham Rd West Bulleen, (03) 9850 5155
- Donnelley's Nursery: 2/860 Ballarto Rd, Botanic Ridge, (03) 9782 2855
- Fitzpatrick's Home Hardware: 6 Pegleg Rd. Eaglehawk, (03) 5446 8144
- Gest's Nursery: 2 Old Sale Rd. Moe, (03) 5126 2384
- Gardenworld: 810 Splingvale Rd. Braeside, (03) 9791 0111
- Linton's Home and Garden: Nepean Hwy. Mt Eliza, (03) 9787 2122
- Macdonalds Plants Plus Nursery: 88 Retreat Rd. Bendigo, (03) 5443 4644
- Poyntons Nursery: The Boulevard, Essendon, (03) 9337 8111
- Tram Stop Nursery: Diamond Creek Rd. Greensborough, (03) 9434 1133
1. Acacia aphylla - A striking upright small to medium shrub with fascinating intricately interlocked bluish-grey spiny branches and stems. Small golden yellow flower-balls produced in late winter and early spring. Can be used for hedging or screening.
2. Alyogyne huegelii 'West Coast Gem' - A highly desirable free-flowering shrub with broad, lobed, hairy green leaves. This plant produces glorious large bluish-purple flowers at the ends of branches throughout most of the year.
Callistemon 'Packers Selection'
3. Callistemon 'Packers Selection' - An excellent very adaptable small to medium shrub with narrow dark green leaves. Produces flushes of reddish new growth. Vibrant deep red bottlebrushes are prolific during late spring and early summer. Excellent for hedging. Butterfly and bird attracting.
Calothamnus quadrifidus (Low)
4. Calothamnus quadrifidus (Low) - Areliable shrub with very narrow green leaves. Bright red nectar-rich flowers in bottle-brush spikes are produced on older wood during spring to autumn. Can be shaped as a low hedge. Bird attracting.
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Prostrate)
5. Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Prostrate) - A spreading herbaceous groundcover with hairy greyish-green leaves. During spring to autumn, prolific golden-yellow daisy flowerheads are very significant. Excellent cut flower for posies or small arrangements. Butterfly attracting.
Maireana oppositifolia Healthy Bluebush
6. Maireana oppositifolia Healthy Bluebush - Desirable small shrub with very tightly packed narrow greyish, often silky-hairy leaves. Features small greenish cream to pinkish winged fruits. Ideal for low plantings, borders and containers. Handy in dry conditions and narrow sites or low hedging. Great for contrast colour.
Veronica perfoliata (syn. Derwentia perfoliata) Digger's Speedwell
7. Veronica perfoliata (syn. Derwentia perfoliata) Digger's Speedwell - A low spreading plant with very broad greyish-green stem-clasping leaves. Purplish blue, starry-shaped flowers are displayed on a long slender stems at the ends of branchlets during spring and early summer.
*For a high resolution copy of the Australian Collections map and Nursery locations map, refer to the factsheet.
Last updated 07 Aug 2012