Native Plant Giveaway

The City of Melville is committed to growing our urban forest and promoting a clean and green ethos. You can help us grow our urban forest and beautify your garden by participating in the Native Plant Giveaway conducted in April each year through Apace Nursery in Fremantle. Residents can receive up to 15 free plants while stocks last. For further information, contact the City's Environmental Community Liaison Officer, Brian Walker on brian.walker@melville.wa.gov.au.

Benefits

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 https://apacewa.org.au/suburb-selector/

Extra giveaway August 2018

Due to the popularity of the Native Plant Giveaway, the City of Melville will be providing further opportunity for residents to receive free local native plants in August. For further information contact the City’s Urban Forest Education and Engagement Officer, Amy Warner on amy.warner@melville.wa.gov.au.

 

 

Willagee Community Centre

Saturday 18 August, 2018

9am till noon

 

Blue Gum Community Centre

Saturday 25 August, 2018

9am till noon

 

 

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