Gardening with Native Plants

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Everyone can help conserve plants and increase biodiversity by planting native species in their gardens. Plants that have been growing in a region for centuries are adapted to the normal climatic and soil conditions of an area and provide much needed habitat for wildlife. 

A visit to the Botanical Gardens during the growing season is a great way to gain a full appreciation of the variety of colours and textures that our native plants can provide for a home garden. The Garden staff are always eager to share their knowledge of native plants and make suggestions on which plants would be good for specific needs in home gardens.

Download a list of great native plants for your backyard.