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Native plants a perfect choice for summer gardening

“Native plants are drought hardy and the choice is getting bigger every year,” says KAREN BRIEN, of Cool Country Natives. This is a sponsored post. 

SINCE opening in Pialligo in 2015, Cool Country Natives has stocked an ever-varying range of quality, cooler-climate natives.

Owner Karen Brien says it’s Canberra’s only native plant retail nursery and is open seven days a week.

Pink flowered Kurrajong. Red flowered Yellow Gum

With a growing team of 10 knowledgeable staff, Karen says the whole team takes the time to happily talk to customers and help them with any queries.

Shoppers can find groundcovers, grasses, ferns, climbers and small-to-large shrubs and trees such as acacia, banksia, crowea, daisies, ferns and grevillea.

Cool Country Natives also stock and propagate a range of locally endemic species to the Canberra region.

“Native plants are drought hardy and the choice is getting bigger every year with the increase of good wholesale growers,” she says.

Karen says they give a discount to members of the Australian Native Plant Society and friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Cool Country Natives, 5A Beltana Road, Pialligo. Call 6257 6666 or 0402 307275, email or visit

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