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Native Plant Giveaway

Native Plant Giveaway 2020 Update

The City is still planning to offer the Native Plant Giveaway in May this year however due to the current COVID-19 social distancing restrictions we are working with Apace Nursery on how best to run the scheme.

At this stage we will be offering free packs of 10 native plants to residents who pre-register their interest on Eventbrite. Once we have worked out the logistics of how to collect your free plants we will communicate the information via email to anyone who has registered. Please keep an eye on this page for the Eventbrite details in the coming weeks.


Planting local native plants has many benefits including the provision of food sources and habitat for native wildlife. Local native plant species (that is plants that occur naturally on one of five soil types within the Swan Coastal Plain) require little to no soil amendments and minimal watering. There are two main soil types in the City of Melville, being the Karrakatta and Bassendean Soils. To the very west of the City there is a strip of Cottesloe Soil and a small patch of Herdsman Soil in the south eastern section of Kardinya. You can determine the best plants for your soil type by going to the Apace website and selecting your suburb.


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