Bayswater gardeners to have access to more than 6000 native plants

Mayor Dan Bull and Rachael Roberts from Environment House.
Mayor Dan Bull and Rachael Roberts from Environment House.

BUDDING gardeners will have access to more than 6000 native plants through the City of Bayswater and Environment House’s Native Plants to Residents program.

The program will be launched at Environment House on King William Street on May 19.

Residents can collect up to 10 native plants, including native trees, bushes and ground cover plants, per household for a gold coin donation.

Plants will also be available at the Maylands Street Festival on May 20, from noon-6pm.

Mayor Dan Bull thanked Environment House for distributing plants to the community over the years.

“We’re looking forward to seeing even more native plants filling up front yards, back yards and verge gardens throughout Bayswater,” he said.

“Local native plants are more waterwise, require less fertiliser and are less risky to the surrounding natural bushland, not to mention they look fantastic all year round.”

The City contributed $10,000 towards the program.

In addition, the City’s upcoming Winter Planting program will see 1000 street trees planted in neighbourhoods and 65,000 native plants in the local natural areas and reserves.

For more information, visit www.envirohouse.org.au.

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