Brisbane City Council encourages all residents and businesses to plant native plants. Find tips on what and how to play and the best way to maintain your native garden.
Council offers free native plants every year to residential ratepayers, schools and community groups. A variety of plants including groundcovers, grasses and tufting plants, small and large shrubs and feature trees are available. Find out how to apply for your free plants.
Find out the advantages of planting shade and growing food in your own garden. You can also download Council's Green Gardening in Brisbane Guide.
In December 2010, the serious plant fungal disease, myrtle rust, was identified in Queensland. Myrtle rust affects plants in the Myrtaceae family, such as eucalyptus and bottle brush plants.
It is now widely spread in South East Queensland and recent detections have been confirmed in nurseries in Cairns and Townsville.
Biosecurity Queensland (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) is responsible for eradicating myrtle rust. If you suspect myrtle rust on your property, or require further information:
- phone Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23
- visit the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website