Best smelling flowers for your garden

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Pretty flowers throughout your garden look spectacular and can bring a new sense of life to your space. But what about the scent?

Try planting one of these delightfully scented flowers in your garden to transform your space into an oasis.

From the feminine Rose to the apple-like Philotheca myoporoides, these are all flowers can be planted to create an unique space in your home.

Heliotrope or ‘Cherry Pie’ (Heliotropium arborescens)

The rich vanilla fragrance and striking violet colour of the ‘Cherry Pie’ makes this flower a fantastic addition to your garden.

Brighten up your garden whilst simultaneously creating a calming, resort-like atmosphere.

Best smelling flowers for your garden - Heliotrope or ‘Cherry Pie’ (Heliotropium arborescens), Australian Outdoor Living.
Heliotrope or ‘Cherry Pie’ (Heliotropium arborescens)


If you’re looking for an intense, creamy scent, plant these Tuberose!

With gorgeous white flowers, these are great for pots and make a long-lasting cut flower.

Best smelling flowers for your garden - Tuberose, Australian Outdoor Living.

Night-scented Jessamine (Cestrum nocturnum)

These yellow-green tubular flowers release a strong fragrance at night, making it perfect for those nights you want to entertain friends and family in the backyard.

Best smelling flowers for your garden - Night-scented Jessamine (Cestrum nocturnum), Australian Outdoor Living.
Night-scented Jessamine (Cestrum nocturnum).


Roses are popular for a reason!

With their romantic appearance and soft, gentle scent, they are perfect for your home.

Best smelling flowers for your garden - Roses, Australian Outdoor Living.

Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)

Large creamy flowers, strong fragrance and glossy green leaves make gardenias a great addition to your garden – whether they’re in your front hedge or a pot.

Best smelling flowers for your garden - Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides), Australian Outdoor Living.
Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides).

Jonquil (Narcissus)

For those of us who aren’t the best gardeners and can’t manage to keep even cactus alive, be sure to give these a go!

With a very sweet scent and range of colours, this flower is perfect for those wanting a nice addition to the garden.

Best smelling flowers for your garden - Jonquil (Narcissus), Australian Outdoor Living.
Jonquil (Narcissus).

Long-leaf Wax Flower (Philotheca Myoporoides)

With its apple-like fragrance and petite white flowers, the long-leaf wax flower is a wonderful plant.

Planting these flowers in a space near your outdoor entertaining space would be a lovely addition to your space.

Best smelling flowers for your garden - Long-leaf Wax Flower (Philotheca Myoporoides), Australian Outdoor Living.
Long-leaf Wax Flower (Philotheca Myoporoides).


Wisteria thrives in a nice sunny spot and can be placed along your pergola, making it a perfect addition to your home!

With its exquisite scented flowers, this one is definitely worth planting.

Best smelling flowers for your garden - Wisteria, Australian Outdoor Living.


Citrus flowers can bring a lovely sweet scent to your home and have the added bonus of delicious fruit.

With so many varieties, these are fantastic to plant in your garden.

Best smelling flowers for your garden - Citrus, Australian Outdoor Living.

Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora)

As the name suggests, this flower offers a divine lemon scent to your garden.

Create a gorgeous space in your yard with this pretty and sweet-smelling plant.

Best smelling flowers for your garden - Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora), Australian Outdoor Living.
Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora).

Looking for more ideas for your garden? Read here for some amazing Australian native garden ideas.

Click here for some garden ideas for kids that wont break the bank.


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