What's on this month?

  • The Hunter Valley Gardens in Pokolbin NSW have their dazzling Christmas Lights display running until January 26th. See the Southern Hemisphere’s largest lights display, all within a spectacular garden setting. For more information visit www.huntervalleygardens.com.au
  • Take a ‘Behind the Scenes Sensory Tour’ at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, where you’ll visit their historic glasshouses, see tropical plant treasures and have the opportunity to see, touch, smell and even taste some of their unique plant collection. Tours run every Tuesday and Friday. For information and bookings visit  https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/behind-the-scenes-sensory-tour

December Gardening

Festive Christmas bush

NSW Christmas Bush (Ceratopetalum gummiferum) is one of the spectacular Australian native plants that produce festive colour around Christmas.

Bronze & blue blooms

Creating fabulous floral colour in autumn starts with sowing seed in summer. Growing flowers from seed is an economical way to grow lots of plants and fill your garden with blooms.

Garden Jobs

Christmas festivities are the perfect motivators for whipping your garden into shape before guests arrive.

Summer lawn care tips

Whether it’s preparing your lawn for the festive season and holidays or helping it recover from backyard games and parties, here are some summer lawn care tips to help create a beautiful lush green lawn.

The princess of poinsettias

The Northern hemisphere enjoys vibrantly coloured poinsettias during their chilly Christmas weather, which is when they naturally flower and produce their showy coloured bracts.

Waterwise gardening

Gardens can suffer from heat stress, lack of water or both during our long hot summers. We can’t change the weather but there are a few things we can do to help protect our gardens during December.