Sustainable gardening

There are many things to consider when creating a sustainable garden. Brisbane City Council has provided tips and advice to help you make the most of your garden.

Growing some of your own food can help to reduce your environmental impact and save you money. Follow Council's tips on design, compost and mulch, types of plants and more to provide you with a fulfilling and rewarding gardening experience.


Free native plants

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

Green gardening workshops

Find events and workshops to inspire and help you improve your garden, tips for growing food, making your own veggie patch, garden trouble shooting and more.

You can also find out the best compost materials, how to use mulch in your garden and when the next compost workshop will be.


Planting in your garden

Read the benefits for planting shade trees and growing your own food. Download the Green Gardening in Brisbane Guide.

Pruning and mowing

Find tips on pruning and mowing in your garden to promote health and a beautiful garden.

Community gardens and city farms

Find out how you can get involved in your local community garden or start a new one in your area.

Using greywater on gardens

Gardening with greywater is easy - you just need to remember which plants love greywater and a few dos and don'ts.

Types of soil

Brisbane has four main soil types. Find out what soil is in your suburb and what plants grow best there.

Designing your garden

Learn how to design your garden including site analysis, design plan, design examples and what to consider before you start.