Community members are invited to tour the Coal Loader Community Nursery.
See the great work being undertaken by the Bushcare Nursery Volunteers, to receive free native plants* and to ask for advice about creating your own native gardens.
The Coal Loader Community Nursery has been in operation since 2011 and, around 12 Bushcare volunteers meet fortnightly to propagate approximately 10,000 local native plants annually for Council’s bushland projects, National Tree Day, the Native Havens program and plant give-aways at the Produce Markets.
The Nursery facility includes a potting up bench, two hot-house-igloos for raising seed and cuttings, a shade house and hardening-off benches to prepare plant stock for planting. The Nursery Office houses our native seed bank and the all-important kettle for morning tea. Please feel welcome to visit the Coal Loader and tour the nursery with the Bushland Team.
View the whole plant propagation process from the potting-up bench, to the hot house, shade house and hardening-off benches.
* Please note, only residents are eligible to receive free native plants, so please bring a rates notice or proof of residence as only residents are eligible to receive free native plants on the day.