Camellia 'Persuasion' at Auckland Botanic Gardens

Growing for Auckland

Download our tips for successful gardening in Auckland conditions

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