Growing native ferns in a shaded garden. ideas from visits to gardens and inspiration from the local Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve at Kareela. After pooling all these ideas and support, we decided to create a rainforest garden with ferns as the understory. We felt that ferns would create the lush, tranquil and luxuriant Growing native ferns in a shaded garden - GardenDrum Please note: You are currently browsing img 1000 images about tropical gardens and plants on that is 1200x814px in size. This image is listed in fern garden ideas category. Growing native ferns in a shaded garden GardenDrum, 1200x814 in 461.67 KB.