Skip to main content

Native Australian plants are a great addition to your garden as they have adapted to local conditions and once they are established they do not need fertiliser, pesticides or watering. This saves both time and money and is great for the environment. By landscaping with native wildflowers and grasses you can help return your garden to a healthy ecosystem.

Living in Queensland is great for gardening with native plants as Queensland is the most diverse state with 14,000 native species of plant, algae, fungi and lichens represented by more than 500 families and 2,900 genera. Over 8,500 species of native flowering plants, ferns, gymnosperms and fern allies represent approximately half of the known Australian species.

You could fill your garden with:

• Asplenium nidus (Bird’s nest fern)
• Melastoma malabathricum (Blue Tongue)
• Callistemon comboynensis (Cliff Bottlebrush)
• Brachyscome multifida var. multifida (Cut Leaf Daisy)
• Scaevola calendulacea (Dune Fan Flower)
• Tecomanthe hillii (Fraser Island Creeper)
• Austromyrtus dulcis (Midgen Berry)
• Brachychiton discolor (Queensland Lacebark)
• Dodonaea viscosa (Sticky Hop Bush)
• Wahlenbergia communis (Tufted Bluebell)
• Alpinia caerulea (Australian Ginger)
• Acmena hemilampra ssp. hemilampra (Blush Satinash)
• Adiantum capillus-veneris (Maidenhair Fern)
• Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily)
• Hardenbergia violacea (Purple Coral Pea)
• Callistemon citrinus (Lemon Scented Bottlebrush)
• Brachychiton acerifolius (Illawarra Flame Tree)
• Swainsona formosa (Sturt’s Desert Pea)
• Thelionema grande (Blue Star Lily)
• Acacia amoena (Boomerang Wattle)

Have you picked up a copy of our magazine?

Available at Hervey Bay Stockland’s, Night Owl, Food n Groove, Maryborough Art Gallery, and various other newsagents throughout the Fraser Coast..

There’s more!

Recent Posts / View All Posts

Fraser Island Shark Attack

| News | No Comments
A 36yr old man died from a from a shark attack off Fraser Island last Saturday afternoon (4th July). Matthew Tratt, a father of two from the Sunshine Coast and a…

A Cappella

| Entertainment | No Comments
A Cappella – it’s all about harmony and sisterhood Story by Marianne Kresse,  Photos supplied by Armella Pratt Did you know that Hervey Bay has its own A Cappella Chorus?…

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre Art Auction

| Art | No Comments
The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre’s inaugural art auction took place on Friday, April 19.  Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre CEO Tanya Stevenson thanked local auctioneer Craig Winter for orchestrating the event…

Remembering Our Anzacs

| Community, Local Life | No Comments
Background Image: Statue of Duncan Chapman in Queens Park, Maryborough. The first man to have stepped onto the shores of Gallipoli in World War I. Present Anzac Day is the…

Books by the Sea

| Local Business | No Comments
Cate Akaveka from Books by the Sea, formerly Mary Ryan’s, has given the shop a new look at their new location on the Esplanade in Hervey Bay The book shop…

Common Dream Meanings

| Entertainment | No Comments
Every night when we lay down to bed our brain is busily creating situations from our unconscious. Dreams are a way of relieving stress and bringing to light what we…

Bayside Transformations

| Local Business | No Comments
From Gutter to Glory Success stories from Bayside Transformations Ice destroys lives. It tears families apart. But Joshua Alsop and Zack Walthall are living proof that the destruction caused by…


| Art | No Comments
Tori-Jay Mordey is a 24-year-old local Indigenous artist who began drawing when she was very young. She was raised in the Torres Straits on Thursday Island but spent a majority…

Earth Hour – 30th March

| Environment | No Comments
Earth Hour 2019 8:30pm to 9:30pm Every year, for one hour, a movement of people turn out their lights in recognition of climate change.  This is a global event that first…

Dial A Driver – A story of Irony

| Local Business, Local Life | No Comments
Dial A Driver (D.A.D) is a company created by owner Rob Braddock that has been servicing Hervey Bay and Maryborough since 1984. It is currently in the process of setting…

Rabbit Pattern

| Crafts | No Comments
Download Pattern To start off with, I decided to make the bunny out of easy obtainable items found in your nearest Spotlight store. He has been made with a white…

Hervey Bay School Strike for Climate

| Community, Environment | No Comments
You are never too small to make a difference A group of Hervey Bay children and adults have become part of a global grassroots network calling for climate change action.…

Bamboo vs Cotton vs Hemp

| Environment | No Comments
I am often asked from where I source my inspirational stories. Is it from my worldly, educated grasp of current affairs? My uncanny ability at reading people, or maybe my…

Cashless Debit Card

| Local Life | No Comments
The cashless debit card is currently being rolled out in the Hervey Bay Area to a select group of 6000 people under 35 years old who receive welfare in the…

New Species of Dolphin found of the Fraser Coast

| Environment | No Comments
Story by Kelsey Corcoran Photos provided by Paul Aurisch Next time you see a dolphin in Hervey Bay, take a good look because it could be the newly-named Sousa sahulensis.…

Steampunk makes a home on the Fraser Coast

| Local Business | No Comments
If you haven’t heard the term ‘steampunk’ before, or not sure what it means, don’t worry - you’re not alone. If you have seen Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Greatest Showman’ or…