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 May each year through Apace Nursery in Fremantle.
Residents can receive up to 15 free native plants, while stocks last, in the month of May. The Native Plant Giveaway starts on May, 1st 2019 and will go until all plants are taken. It is advised to get in early to avoid missing out.
Residents will be required to provide proof of address upon collection of native plants. Please also bring a completed copy of the voucher to claim your free plants.
APACE nursery is located in North Fremantle. Please see the APACE website for more information on opening times.
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.