Turn Your Cairns Backyard Into A Tropical Oasis

September 25, 2015 - 1 min read

Your backyard can become a tropical paradise with some landscaping and clever planning. Here are some tips to turn your garden into a tropical oasis.

Get out the ukuleles and the piña coladas, these tips will have your backyard looking like a dream holiday resort.

1. Start simple and add some colour

There are plenty of ways to add a touch of colour to your Cairns backyard. By simply changing the cushions of your outdoor setting, or planting some tropical flora, you can instantly lift your backyard’s tropical appeal.

2. Plant around the pool

If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, why not plant some tall, leafy palms around the border? Not only will your pool area emit tropical resort vibes, you’ll also create more privacy for your space, rather than using bland fencing.

3. Types of tropical plants that you’ll want to include

With so many types of plants to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, we’ve narrowed down some of our favourites:

Amanda’s Blush

These bold red/purple leafy plants will stand out in any garden.

Bangkok Rainbow

These popular shrubs look great by walkways and entrances.

Costus varieties

There are a whole range of costus plants available in Australia, and they all have strong, colourful blossoms. Well worth checking out for your backyard.

Alpinia varieties

These gorgeous plants come in many different colours and will definitely add some style to your garden.

Heliconias varieties

These intensely colourful vines will really bring a tropical jungle feel to your backyard.