Weird plants, tropical plants, native plants and blossom trees … expand your gardening horizons with the August issue of ABC Gardening Australia magazine!

Flowering trees for spring
Want the spectacle of spring blossom without having to manage a fruit crop? Learn how, with this growing guide to ornamental cherries, peaches, plums, apricots and almonds.

How to create a tropical-style garden
See how a horticultural scientist seeking a special kind of ‘man cave’ has repurposed a side
driveway as a botanical playground.

Natives know-how
Australian plants need the same thing as other plants – a nice place to live, some food and water, and a haircut from time to time. This Q&A with a natives expert debunks a few myths.

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Celebrate 30 years of capital colour

Win the ultimate Floriade experience for you and a friend. Take a private tour with head gardener Andrew Forster, lunch at the Vista Café, enjoy a double pass to NightFest, and relax in a 5 star hotel
for a night, including breakfast and parking. Floriade is full of surprises to celebrate its 30th birthday.