Tucker Bush is a range of Australian native plants with edible fruits, nuts, seeds and leaves.

Delicious Edible Native Plants

Did you know that most of the edibles we grow in our gardens today were originally imported from overseas? With Tucker Bush edible natives, you can enjoy a backyard full of unique and delicious bush tucker fruits, roots, nuts, seeds and leaves from plants naturally adapted to our climate and soil.

A Truly Australian flavour

Bush food has sustained generations of Aboriginal peoples for centuries, and today represents a rich and vibrant history in the culture of this land. The Tucker Bush range aims to introduce a truly local flavour to the modern suburban home, working with communities who have unique stories to share.

Welcome to Tucker Bush!

What’s new?

New Competition

(For Perth residents only)

Check Out Our Newest Recipe

May 2, 2023

Old Man Saltbush Rice Crackers with Nasturtium Dip. This latest treat comes from Perri’s Plants to Plate

Native Botanical Treats for Mothers Day

Native Botanical Treats for Mothers Day

Make your Mothers Day lunch a little extra this year with a personal selection of homemade gourmet delights. These old favourite recipes use unique Australian botanicals to add that special flavour twist.

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Our range of plants

Browse our selection of Tucker Bush plants

Latest news

Read about what’s happening in and around Tucker Bush

Where to buy

Find your nearest retailer for our plants

 Online Store

You can now order our range of dried herbs and have them delivered right to your door, anywhere in Australia.

30 Sep: New additions added to our range Pepperberry Leaves.
22 Sep: New additions added to our range Cinnamon Myrtle.
21 Sep: New additions added to our range Wattleseed.

We’ve put together an e-book of our favourite recipes

Featuring contributions from some of Australia’s leading chefs, using native bush tucker ingredients. This book includes all the recipes from our website plus more, covering entrees, mains, desserts and more, along with basic essentials like drying your own herbs and making your own jam.

Our Book: Bushfood for Beginners

Packed with tips and advice from the seasoned green thumbs at Tucker Bush, it aims to help any enthusiastic gardener take the first step in their long and bountiful bushfood journey.

Tucker Bush on the ABC

On Saturday Breakfast with Christine Layton

Did you know Australia is home to thousands of edible native plants?

But if you have a veggie garden, I bet most of the food you grow is from plants that originally came from overseas…

Horticulturalist Mark Tucek has teamed up with local Noongar cultural guide Marissa Verma to bring bush tucker gardens to local Perth schools.

They talk us through the native Australian edible plants that can thrive in your garden, and some of the culture and history behind them.

Duration: 12min 39sec
Broadcast: Sat 13 Apr 2019, 6:00am

Tucker Bush Schools Program

The Tucker Bush Schools Program assists schools in establishing their own bush tucker gardens, enriching the learning environment with native edible plants.

Our dream is to see bushfood gardens in schools all over the country, helping young Australians develop a stronger connection to nature and their food supply.

Schools Competition


Thank you to all the talented contestants who sent an entry into our competition. It’s been inspirational to see so many students getting involved. We really appreciate all the hard work you’ve put in.

The competition is over & we have our winners

Most recent additions to our plant range

22nd February, 2023

Lime Berry

Micromelum minutum

31st December, 2022

Native Turmeric

Curcuma australasica

31st December, 2021

Wild Mint

Mentha diemenica

22nd November, 2021

Wild Rosemary

Olearia axillaris

Our Goals for Tucker Bush


“Popularise native edibles in our modern lifestyle and cuisine – both through home growing and gourmet cooking.”

“Influence a cultural shift that contributes to preserving Australia’s food security and biodiversity.”

“Help young Australians grow up with a stronger connection to nature and their food supply.”

“Make Australian native edibles more readily available to average home gardener.”

“Help gardeners successfully grow species that thrive in our soils and climate.”

Our big vision is to have every Australian garden include a native edible plant and to educate gardeners (and children) in the process.

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