Paten Park Native Nursery - 57 Paten Road, Paten Park, The Gap, QLD 4061
Paten Park Native Nursery


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Australian Citrus
Since restaurants have discovered how delectable many of our native plants are, it has been popular to grow the finger lime Citrus...

CLIMBING PLANTS FOR THE GARDEN
Climbing plants can be used to great effect in any style of garden. For small, terrace gardens they can be used as a screen from neighbours or the...

APPEALING LILLY PILLYS
Humans tend to view trees from either an aesthetic or functional perspective. Is it well shaped, does it have beautiful flowers or edible fruit or is...

BEAUTIFUL TIMBER TREES
The red cedar (Toona ciliata var australis) is possibly our most famous timber tree. Once prolific along the rich, loamy banks of the...

DRY FOREST UNDERSTORY PLANTS
Asplenium australasium birdsnest fern Christella dentata binung fern Crinium pedunculatum river lily (damp spots...

ICONIC EUCALYPTS
Thoughts of Australia are associated with our dominant group of trees the eucalypts. This diverse group is most characteristic of dry forests, but...

NATIVE PLANTS FOR BUSHFIRE ZONES
The vegetation of much of Australia has been shaped over many thousands of years by bush-fires that have occurred naturally or deliberately during...

NATIVE PLANTS FOR CUT FLOWERS
Some of the most spectacular large floral arrangements are those of Australian native flowers and foliage. Equally appealing are vases of delicate...

INTERESTING FOLIAGE PLANT
We are blessed in South East Queensland by having many small native trees whose foliage provides both colour and texture. There are so many different...

PLANTING FOR SPRING AND BUTTERFLIES
With the coming of warmer weather sightings of butterflies are more prevalent as they seek out nectar from flowers and suitable plants on which to...

Plants For Screening
Staff at the nursery are often asked about plants that would be suitable for screening. The type of screening, however, can vary and the best plants...

Specimen Trees For The Home Garden
There are innumerable native trees that make beautiful garden specimen trees. Regardless of the size of the tree required, the physical condition...

A Native Cottage Garden
Different garden designs come into and out of vogue but the Cottage Garden is a perennial favourite. This garden design conjures up the idea of a...

Native Food Plants For The Garden
In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in the edible bounty of our bush. Perhaps the best known edible plants are the macadamia nuts...

Versatile Wattles
When I think about Australian vegetation gum trees and wattles immediately spring to mind. Winter conjures images of splashes of yellow in an...