We honour and respect all Elders and Traditional Custodians of the lands the Botanic Gardens of Sydney stand on. We acknowledge the lands as significant historical, ceremonial and traditional trade grounds.
Find a range of Australian plants well suited for Australian backyards, plus sustainability ideas for your own garden.
The Bottlebrush Garden displays Australian plants that are more commonly available through garden centres as well a range of sustainable ideas that help reduce, reuse and recycle valuable resources into your garden.
The Garden demonstrates water efficiency in the home garden using water tanks, drip irrigation and an array of beautiful water-wise native plants commonly available in local nurseries. Here you will also find information about mulching and composting, correct pruning, turf care and fertilising.
Facilities include two barbecue areas, two picnic shelters, table settings and toilets.
Callistemon pallidus, or Lemon bottlebrush
Plants found in this area are Australian natives that are well-suited for backyard gardens.
These plants are hardy and come in a range of bright colours.