Discover more about Adelaide's environment

Gardening

Here you’ll find a range of tips, tricks and facts to try your hand at gardening for the first time or expand your gardening skills.

Did you know that around 70% of land in Adelaide is private land? Let’s green Adelaide together!

Gardening is not only a great way to add a little green to your home, it’s also a way to create a cooler, greener and wilder Adelaide that better responds to the impacts of climate change. Plus nature is great for everyone’s wellbeing.

On this page you’ll find a hub of gardening information around choosing the right pot plants for your patio, to a step-by-step guide on building green walls, and tricks to attract animals, butterflies and bees to your yard, plus more.

Getting started with gardening

Gardening tools and events

Advice on natives

Gardening tips

2 things you should know about food gardening in autumn

Autumn’s cool weather is the perfect time to get out into the garden. While it’s a great time for planting in general, there are some types of food plants that love it even more than others. Read on for inspiration.

2 things you should know about food gardening in autumn - Green Adelaide

6 steps to build a green wall at home

Keen to add a touch of alternative green to your home? Here are 6 easy-to-follow steps to build a green wall.

6 steps to build a green wall at home - Green Adelaide

Top 5 edible native plants to grow at home

Planting natives is good for the environment and good for you too. Here’s 5 top edible plants that you can grow at home.

Top 5 edible native plants to grow at home - Green Adelaide

6 steps to planting a native plant

Help your new native plants start their life right and give them the best chance of survival. Here’s 6 steps to planting.

6 steps to planting a native plant - Green Adelaide

5 plants for your garden in the Adelaide ‘burbs

Want to spruce up your yard with colour and diversity? Discover 5 plants that will love life in an Adelaide garden.

5 plants for your garden in the Adelaide ‘burbs - Green Adelaide

6 indoor plants to freshen up your home

Indoor plants are all the rage right now. Find out about the benefits of indoor plants and be inspired by our 6 indoor plant ideas.

6 indoor plants to freshen up your home - Green Adelaide

5 plants for your coastal garden

If you live on or near Adelaide’s coastline you know how hard it can be to keep a healthy-looking garden. Here’s 5 native plants that were made for life around the coastline.

5 plants for your coastal garden - Green Adelaide

6 steps to make your garden butterfly-friendly

Butterflies are a beautiful addition to any garden and they play an important role in the environment. Here’s 6 steps to attract them to your yard.

6 steps to make your garden butterfly-friendly - Green Adelaide

6 steps for attracting more native bees to your garden

South Australia’s native bees are fantastic pollinators for our Aussie plants. Here’s 6 steps to help attract them to you garden – and why they’re important.

6 steps for attracting more native bees to your garden - Green Adelaide
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