Canberra Gardener

The tenth edition of The Canberra Gardener was published in 2010.

The emphasis throughout the book is on

– minimal use of insecticides and fungicides;

– best practices in preparing and maintaining the soil;

– mulching and watering techniques; and

– choosing the most appropriate plants for your situation.
The book retains the familiar format of the ninth edition but has around 380 full-colour photos. The front cover features Correa ‘Canberra Bells’, chosen as the plant to mark Canberra’s centenary in 2013.

It has been written especially for Canberra conditions and draws on the gardening experience of a team of expert and enthusiastic local gardeners.

This revised edition pays special attention to gardening with less water and we now know that we can produce beautiful gardens with much less water.

Changing conditions have resulted in many new gardeners having to create a garden in a much smaller space and our chapter on design provides plenty of help.

Many more Canberrans are choosing to grow their own produce and with the revised calendar and updated fruit and vegetable chapters, this should be a whole lot easier.

Please contact for enquiries about wholesale sales of The Canberra Gardener.


The Bulletin is the Society’s quarterly journal for members. Its contents include reports and news of Society activities, seasonal gardening notes and feature articles by experts in the horticultural field. The Bulletin is issued in January, April, July and October, and can be received by post or by email.

Copies of the Bulletin, from Issue 338 (November 2011 to January 2012) onward, are now available online from the National Library of Australia – with the exception of the two most recent issues. Copies of these issues will be available online six months after their publication. Search for the Bulletin by going to the National Library’s Trove collection or use the following links:

HSOC on the radio

Tune into the “Garden Guru”, Paulene Cairnduff, on 1206 2CC each Saturday and Sunday morning from 7.00-9.00am. Get the latest horticultural news or call them to get those tricky gardening questions answered.