Native Plant Giveaway 2022
Our 2022 Native Plant Giveaway is now closed and all of the plants have been allocated to residents.
The Native Plant Giveaway will run again in April-May 2023.
1 bag of free FOGO derived soil (20kgs) per vehicle are available in limited supply from Apace Nursery (Fridays 8.30am-2.30pm Saturdays 8.30am-12.30pm) and the Fremantle Recycling Centre (Fridays 12pm-4pm, Saturdays and Sundays 8am-4pm). Proof of residency required. City of Melville residents can also drop off Household Hazardous Waste to the Fremantle Recycling Centre – visit our Waste Items for Drop Off
webpage for information on accepted items.
Benefits of Planting Local Native Plants
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.