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Canberra Plant Selector webtool

Business-recycling_2What plants prosper best in Canberra's climate?

Ever wonder about a species or what plants are compatible with local conditions? How water efficient or drought proof is a plant?

With this easy-to-use webtool, you can quickly find plants to suit your garden as well as search plants by their common or botanical name. The Canberra Plant Selector then provides you with information on each plant, including:

  • description
  • plant type
  • sun/shade tolerance
  • frost tolerance
  • water rating
  • origin.

This FREE webtool helps you understand more about the water requirements and other needs of plants, without compromising on the beauty of your garden.

You can also pop by your local nursery to chat about the best type of plants.

Click here to start

For more information, call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.


The health of flora, fauna and other plantings, as well as the amount of water such flora, fauna and other plantings may need in a particular situation or location, is subject to change and depends on a variety of factors. As such, the Canberra Plant Selector Tool is intended to be used only as a guide. No representations or warranties are made with respect to your use of the Canberra Plant Selector Tool, and by using the Canberra Plant Selector Tool, you do so at your own risk. You should consult with a landscaping professional to ensure that the location and conditions, as well as the intended watering patterns, are appropriate for the health of your flora, fauna or other plantings.