Plant selector

By choosing plants that are suited to your local soil and weather conditions, you can save water without restricting your choice of garden design.

Try to consider how different your local growing conditions are from the plant's origin. For some plants, this will be quite different to the conditions in your garden!

If your garden has a harsher environment, use shading, sheltering, soil improvement or relocation rather than simply watering your plants more often.

Please note that some specific plants may be prohibited from growing in certain areas, as they are classed as weeds or invasive species under the Biosecurity Act 2015. Please check with your local council.

Use our plant selector to find the plants best suited to your garden or visit your local garden nursery for advice on water efficient plants.