The 'Growing for Auckland' series is the result of our ongoing plant trials and research. We constantly trial and monitor the performance of plants so that we can recommend the best plants for Auckland conditions.
If there is a topic that you would like us to cover here, let us know - we will be adding to this section throughout the year.
African Garden - adaptations (0.8 MB) plant adaptations that help plants survive in dry conditions
Camellias (PDF, 1 MB) our recommended camellia varieties for Auckland
Fruit trees (PDF, 0.4 MB) our top 10 fruit trees for Auckland
Hebe (PDF, 0.3 MB) our top 10 Hebe for Auckland
Native plants (PDF, 1 MB) grow a slice of New Zealand in your home garden
Perennials (PDF 0.4 MB) lifting and dividing perennials regularly for healthy vigorous plants
Perennials - design (PDF 0.9 MB) simple tips for designing a perennial garden
Subtropical plants (PDF, 0.8 MB) create an exotic subtropical garden retreat at home
Trees (PDF, 0.7 MB) choosing and planting specimen trees