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A Gardening Evening With Sabrina Hahn

To welcome in Spring and say thank you to all our loyal shoppers we are hosting an exclusive “Evening with Sabrina” at all four Dawson’s stores. Sabrina Hahn is a master gardener, horticultural professional, award winning radio presenter and writer and she will be sharing all her knowledge in an intimate setting as well as […]

Free Gardening Workshop with Chris Ferreira

Have you always wanted a Waterwise garden but don’t know where to start? Join us as we host celebrity gardening expert Chris Ferreira at Dawson’s Garden World in Forrestfield as he shows you how to create your own Waterwise urban paradise and answer all your Waterwise gardening questions…. • How to improve the soil • Effective […]

Add a Splash of Colour to your Garden

In Your Garden Flowering this Month: Agapanthus, Begonia, bougainvillea, butterkins (sida), canna, crepe myrtles, eremophila, erigeron, frangipani, gardenia, gazania, geranium, grevillea, ,hibiscus, kangaroo paws, magnolia, mandevilla, oleander, petunia, plumbago, roses, star jasmine strelitzia, stephanotis and vincas. Plant this Month Ornamentals: Advanced trees, begonias, bougainvilleas, crepe myrtles, frangipani, geraniums, gardenias, hibiscus, magnolia, mandevillas, natives, oleander, roses, […]

Spoil Your Mum This Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day just around the corner why not delight your gardening Mum with a beautiful living gift. Petty, pale pink, Mother’s Love roses make the perfect gift as traditional Chrysanthemums in autumn colours. Give a touch of tropical flair with long flowering, easy to grow, Aloha Mandevillas in Bright Pink, Red, Dark Red, Regal […]

Jump into April at Dawson’s

April is a busy month in the garden. The cooler weather we are experiencing and recent rain makes for perfect planting conditions and enjoyable gardening. While autumn’s very much in evidence in the April garden, April’s also an important month to prepare for spring. All our stores are full of new seasons stock so now is […]

Sizzling Summer Colours

With summer in full swing and the heat well and truly here, you might be tempted to neglect your garden. Just remember your garden needs you more than ever during February! It is also a great time to plant some summer colour in your garden. In Your Garden Flowering this Month: Begonia, bougainvillea, butterkins (sida), […]

Garden RELEAF Weekend

Garden RELEAF weekend, which will be held on the weekend of March 7-8 2015, will see Independent Garden Centres around Australia running fun and informative events to encourage people to get into the garden and get planting. As gardening is good for both physical and mental health, the weekend will support beyond blue and will […]

Sizzling Summer Colour at Dawson’s

Summer is a time to enjoy the riotous colours and relaxing days. It’s a time to maintain, plant and plan for the year ahead. Garden Jobs for January 1. Protect ripening tomatoes on extreme weather days by shading with shade cloth, hessian, a trap or old sheet to avoid sun scorched, spoiled fruit.2. Container plants […]

Celebrate Christmas with Dawson’s

Bring Christmas alive with our wonderful range of living gifts, Christmas Trees, festive colour and don’t forget, gift vouchers! A world away from the crowed shopping malls, you’re sure to find gifts to delight the gardener in your life. On behalf of all of us at Dawson’s we’d like to wish you and your family […]

Coming Up Roses

Spring is well and truly underway, enjoy the colour and excitement of the season and of course, take some time to smell the roses. Roses are in their spring flush and looking spectacular, so it’s the perfect time to visit Dawson’s and indulge your passion for roses. What To Plant Now Now is the Perfect […]

Get Ready, Spring is Just Around the Corner

It’s an exciting time to plant and prepare the garden for spring. Many plants are entering their spring growth cycle and budding up ready for an explosion of spring growth and blossom. What To Plant Now Plant Now: Advanced trees, african boxwood, alyssum, anisodontea, arthropodium (new Zealand rock Lily), azaleas, banksias, bottlebrush, buxus, camellia, cineraria, […]

Winter Gardening at Dawsons

While in some ways June is the end of one cycle it’s also the start of another new growth cycle, filled with possibility. It’s a wonderful time to plan, plant, review and undertake major works in the garden. There’s plenty of planting to do with new season’s fruit and ornamental trees, natives, Camellias, flower and […]

Autumn Glories

It seems autumn is finally here! Glorious sunny days and mild temperatures make for perfect gardening and planting conditions. May is a busy month with plenty to do including planting winter – spring flowers and vegetables, camellias, roses, natives, trees and all manner of things, so let’s get cracking and get into the garden! What […]

So Long Summer, Hello Autumn

Welcome to March. Refreshingly cool mornings usher in the start of autumn. While days can still be warm, it’s the beginning of a new cycle of renewal and growth in the garden. Autumn is a season that is now on par with spring when it comes to gardening. There’s plenty to do, planting, planning and […]

Love is in the Air

Welcome to February. It’s time to relax, mornings and evenings are the best times for gardening. Mulching and watering are important this month. And don’t forget St. Valentine’s Day on Friday the 14th of February. Surprise your Valentine with a beautiful Dawson’s living Gift! What to Plant Now Advanced trees, alstroemeria, alyssum, begonias, bidens, boston […]

Beat the Heat with Trees

Trees are natural air conditioners and do a brilliant job at mitigating heat build-up in our urban environment. Urban areas provide huge heat sinks where heat builds up and is often re-radiated for hours into the night. The correlation is simple, the less trees and green space we have in city and residential areas, the […]

Happy New Year

Another year in your garden has begun. It’s a time to enjoy the riotous colours and relaxing days of Summer. It’s time to maintain, plant and plan for the year ahead. What to Plant Now Alstroemeria, alyssum, begonias, bidens, boston ivy, bougainvilleas, calibrachoa, crepe myrtles, geraniums, gardenias, gazanias, grevillea, hibiscus, lavender, magnolia, mandevilla, natives, nandina, […]

Welcome to Summer

It’s a busy time as we prepare for and enjoy Christmas. We think you’ll find our garden centres a relaxing contrast to the crowded shopping malls. We urge you to go green this Christmas! Bring Christmas alive with our wonderful range of living gifts, Christmas trees and festive colour. On behalf of all of us […]

Things are hotting up at Dawson’s!

Welcome to November, after a cool and wet start to the season, it seems spring is finally here. It’s time to enjoy your garden and the colour, fragrance and excitement of the season. What to plant during November Buddleias: These quick growing shrubs usually grow to 2-3m in height. Buddleias, commonly known as Butterfly Bushes, […]

Beating Black Spot on Roses

Many gardeners are experiencing problems with Black Spot on roses at the moment. This isn’t surprising as it’s spring and September was very cool and wet. Black spot produces tell tale, irregular black spots on rose leaves. As the disease progresses leaves turn yellow and can fall off. On young roses and very susceptible varieties, […]

Welcome to our new website!!

We would like to welcome all our valued customers to our brand new website and online store. We believe our website will now be able to better serve your needs and make your Dawson’s experience more enjoyable. We have also significantly upgraded our online store where you can search through 1000’s of our very best products […]