In July there was a great display of various banksias at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens. There are quite a few cultivars now available that are suitable for small gardens.
Here are some ideas for native plants that provide colour and interest in smaller gardens. Some places to visit to see a range of native plants are Cranbourne and Melton Botanic Gardens. The Hoffman Walk at Lara is also worth a visit. In spring there will be a number of native flower shows, that showcase what grows well in local gardens. Lookout for the Pomonal and Ballarat events.
Here are a few photos from the Melbourne International Garden Show earlier this year. Some of these ideas may appeal to you if you are renovating a garden