Plant Collections

Backyard Garden

This garden showcases how trees, flowering plants and a lawn can be incorporated into a contemporary backyard design. 

Trees provide structure and form in a garden. The trees in this garden are a dwarf form of the Lemon Scented Gum and there are many small grafted and Mallee type Eucalypts here that can be incorporated into even the smallest garden. 

The Backyard Garden demonstrates how visitors can apply the lessons learned through their experiences of the Australian Garden in their own backyard. It introduces simple elements of form and structure into an interesting garden room.


Key Plants

Native Lawn – Lawns are etched into the psyche of urban life in Australia. Most lawns in our gardens are utilizing exotic turf species – This lawn is a bit different in that it’s a native species Hemarthria uncinata, Matt Grass.

Corymbia citriodora, Lemon Scented Gums are the feature trees in this garden. The variety being grown here is a dwarf form and is likely to stay compact and may grow to only 8m. 


Curator Notes

Mixed plantings of low flowering plants are a feature of this garden – The species composition is not all that critical it's more about selecting plants that are suited to your conditions.