Plants, trees and gardens

Brisbane City Council can provide you with lots of information to help your garden grow. Find tips on how to design your garden, get free native plants, attend composting and worm farm workshops and much more.

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Your plants

Plants can grow extremely well in Brisbane's subtropical climate. Learn techniques for planting; understand pest plants and how you can get free plants from Council for your garden.

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Sustainable gardening

Council encourages the use of compost and mulch on your garden. To create a sustainable garden, attend a workshop to learn more or read about garden designs, soil types, fertilisers and using greywater.

Tree lined streetBrisbane's trees

Brisbane's trees are for everyone to enjoy the benefits, and are the responsibility of Council to plant and maintain. Find out which street tree species Council prefers and why. Also see where Council has planted 2 million trees to expand Brisbane's urban forest.

View looking up a tree to the leaves with sky in background.Protected vegetation

Find out how the Natural Assets Local Law 2003 affects you. Links to nominating vegetation for protection, permitted activities, how to make an application, penalties, and how to find out if you have protected vegetation on your property.


Identify weeds to control invasive species in your garden and view the Brisbane Invasive Species Management Plan.

Free plants

Council offers free plants to residents, schools, community service groups, registered charities and groups occupying Council land.