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Gardeners hold ‘outdated’ views of native plants

A survey by Deakin University of more than 400 home gardeners in Melbourne has found a “definite relationship” between age and education, and the preferred type of garden.

The study found that gardeners with university degrees were more likely to prefer a fruit and vegetable garden or a garden in a bush setting. Those without degrees preferred more traditional gardens, with a lawn and a mix of native and non-native plants.  

The results are published online in Landscape and Urban Planning.

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