Natural Snake Repellent Plants You Need To Grow In Your Garden

Are you looking for a natural way to repel snakes from your garden or keep them away in the wilderness? 

Planting certain natural snake repellent plants is an effective and safe solution. 

There are over 3,000 species of snakes on our planet but only about 200 (seven percent) have venom that can cause serious harm or death. To protect yourself, consider adding these unique natural snake repellents into your gardening routine!

If you have mole problems or mosquito problems near your house, be sure to check out our 6 Plants that Repel Moles article.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

garden snake

For many people, the idea of snakes in their garden can be a scary thought. Fortunately, there are several natural snake repellent plants that will help keep these reptiles away from your home and property.

It is important to take measures to repel snakes from your garden since some species of venomous snakes can be found in many parts of the world

Snake removal and snake control are two methods that homeowners can use when dealing with a potential invasion by these slithering creatures. Removing any debris, woodpiles or leaf piles where they could hide will help deter them away from your yard. 

Installing fences around sections of gardens may also provide an effective barrier against larger adult-sized reptiles. 

Chemical repellents specifically formulated for certain types of local poisonous snakes have been known to work effectively at discouraging them all together over time if used properly! 

But, that isn’t the point of this article. In this article, you’ll learn about natural snake repellent plants that will work you wonders in terms of repelling snakes!

Andrographis Paniculata

Andrographis Paniculata

Andrographis paniculata, commonly known as the ‘king of bitters’ is a popular medicinal plant found in tropical areas and warm climates across South Asia. It’s commonly used for pest control.

It has a distinctive bitter taste, so it’s often used in traditional Indian medicine and for culinary purposes. In addition to its medicinal properties. 

Andrographis Paniculata can also be planted around your garden or outdoor space to repel snakes due to the strong odor that this plant emits. 

This creates an unpleasant smell which drives away snakes from their intended paths! Other benefits of this plant include promoting good health by reducing inflammation and helping fight infections with its natural antibacterial compounds.

Onion & Garlic


Onion & Garlic are two common kitchen staples found all over the world. They can be used in a variety of ways. Not just in cooking but also for repelling pests such as rodents and insects like mosquitoes too! 

These plants contain powerful sulfur-based oils that create a pungent aroma that will make most animals steer clear of them including those pesky slithering reptiles we know -snakes! 

Aside from being effective at warding off unwelcome guests in your yard, onions have many other advantages: they help lower cholesterol levels while garlic assists digestion among others.



The marigold is a flowering plant native to the Americas, but can now be found in many countries worldwide. It has bright orange, or yellow flowers and its leaves are deeply divided into five lobes. 

This flower emits a strong smell that snakes find repelling. This is one of the best natural snake-repelling plants available today.

Studies have also shown that planting marigolds near other crops help to keep pests away from them as well! 

In addition to being used for protection against snakes, Marigolds can add color and beauty when planted along pathways or garden entrances while providing food sources for bees which help pollinate nearby vegetation helping increase crop yields significantly.


snake root

Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima) is a perennial herbaceous shrub with white flowers natively grown across North America including Canada, United States, Mexico, plus parts of South American continents like Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru. 

It’s known as “Ruda amarga” respectively due to its bitter taste. This plant is known to naturally repel snakes, so I personally have a few of these planted around my home.

Pink Agapanthus

The Pink Agapanthus, or Lily of the Nile, is a flowering plant native to South Africa. This is another effective snake repellent. It has bright pink flowers, and its leaves are long and pointed. 

The scent emitted by this flower acts as an effective deterrent against snakes due to their aversion to strong smells. Furthermore, planting these around your garden will help attract bees which pollinate nearby vegetation aiding in increased crop yields significantly! 

Clove Basil

clove basil

The basil also mentioned in our 55 Crops For the Best Prepper Survival Garden article, is a member of the Lamiaceae family. 

This fragrant herb emits a spicy aroma that deters many species of reptiles including snakes from entering areas where it’s planted. 

This makes clove basil one of the most popular choices amongst people looking for protection against predators like snakes without having to resort to chemical solutions. 

In addition, being used to ward off unwanted visitors also contains numerous vitamins and minerals essential to healthy body functioning such as vitamins A, B6, C, K, thiamin, riboflavin, and more. This makes this very nutritious as well.

To Conclude

Now that you have learned about the best plants that you should be growing or using to repel dangerous snakes, you have just improved yourself. You now know how to repel snake infestation and snake activity using plants with a strong scent.

Using certain plants and natural ingredients is far better than using chemicals in my opinion, since your chemicals could get in areas you don’t want it to go. And the last thing you want to do be eating some fruit with traces of snake repellent in them.

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  1. This post is an excellent blog and just what I needed to read before going to Thailand. It is like hearing straight from an expert, and it explains everything. Those important tips on snake repellant plants are amazing, and as for me, if I see a snake, I will flee quickly in the other direction.


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