Gardening with Indigenous Plants

Gardening with Indigenous Plants

Learn which plants best suit your garden

Next Available: Sat, 27 Jul 10:00AM (AEST)
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2 hours 30 minutes
Over 50 people have attended this class


Join local plant expert Fiona Cross and learn about the indigenous plants of Nillumbik. Find out which plants best suit your garden and gain planting and care information so that you can "Live Local, Plant Local".

Many of Nillumbik's local indigenous plant species make ideal garden plants as they are adapted to thrive under local conditions, they fit beautifully within the Nillumbik landscape and they look great in any garden, providing spectacular displays of colour and texture throughout the seasons.

The Shire of Nillumbik is widely recognised for its rich and varied flora and significant natural areas. Approximately 796 different species of indigenous plants have been recorded in the Shire, ranging from small and delicate ground covers to an assortment of majestic trees, shrubs, beautiful wildflowers, grasses and sedges. Many of these plants are now listed as either threatened under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, rare or threatened in Victoria and/or threatened under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.

This is an adult focused learning experience and not suited to young children.

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What you will learn

  • How to plant and care for your indigenous plants and to find out which indigenous plants are best suited to your garden

What you will get

  • Hands on experience and identification tips
Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

What to bring

  • Gloves, hat, rain coat if it is cold and wet.

What to wear

Casual, closed shoes

Appropriate for

home gardeners, urban farmers, permaculture

Edendale Farm

(918 Reviews)

Edendale is a small working farm on 7 hectares of land adjacent to the Diamond Creek in Eltham.

We are open 7 days a week 9.30 to 4.30 with the exception of Christmas Day. Entry to the farm is by a Gold Coin Donation into one of our donation boxes around the farm.

Edendale's purpose is to provide an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community.

Edendale offers:

  • Local native plant nursery
  • Preschool and school education programs
  • Community sustainability workshops
  • Family activities and events
  • Cafe Eden and spaces for picnics
  • Close proximity to Eltham North adventure playground reserve
  • Volunteer opportunities

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4.9 (31 reviews)
Jacintarated it
25 Apr 2024
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Rachaelrated it
22 Apr 2024
Fabulous class full of inspiring information!
Nettyrated it
20 Apr 2024
Exceeded my expectations! Very professional, informative, funny and friendly - I learnt so much, and great to be part of such an enthusiastic group.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm


I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).

Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.


Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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