If you’re looking for a low-maintenance garden and want to improve the lives of local wildlife, maybe it’s time to consider native plants in your garden planning.
Why choose native plants?
There are huge benefits when including native plants in your garden. They are hardy plants that are easy to grow and can be easily maintained. They also require less water than other plant types which is necessary for Australian conditions. Native plants also provide food and shelter for local wildlife. Your kids will be excited to see the birds, lizards and butterflies your new plants bring to the garden.
Our local councils have done the hard work for you and found the best native plants that have adapted to local conditions. This means they will thrive with just a little bit of love and care.
Brisbane City Council
Brisbane City Council offers free native plants to residents and community groups. Their website has a comprehensive list of plants available with descriptions and growing requirements, so you can find the best type for your garden. They also list the wildlife each plant might attract.
You can find your free native plants at a variety of locations. The closest to our area is the Paten Park Native Nursery, 57 Paten Road, The Gap. More information can also be found on their website www.patenparknativenursery.org.au
For more details regarding other nurseries particiapting in the Free Native Plants Program head to the councils website www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environment-waste/be-clean-green-brisbane/green-homes/sustainable-gardening/free-native-plants-program
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Moreton Bay Regional Council has several community nurseries where residents can purchase native plants for their gardens.
The closest nursery to our area is Pine Rivers Community Nursery located at 15 Bunya Pine Court, Eatons Hill. The nursery provides an informative and inexpensive service to local residents and numerous revegetation projects throughout the region. ursery would love help with seed collecting and propagation.
More information can be found on https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/nurseries/