Native plants to residents program launched

Rachael Roberts (Coordinator, Environment House) and Mayor Dan Bull (City of Bayswater) with some seedlings. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d493321
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Rachael Roberts (Coordinator, Environment House) and Mayor Dan Bull (City of Bayswater) with some seedlings. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d493321 .

KEEN gardeners can get native plants from Environment House in Bayswater.

The City of Bayswater and Environment House have launched the annual native plants to residents program, where residents can buy 10 plants for $4.

Funds raised will go towards Environment House, which sells eco-friendly goods, gardening products and hosts a variety of sustainability and composting workshops.

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There is also a photo competition where people can send in photos of their new gardens and be in the running to win $50 Environment House vouchers.

Co-ordinator Rachael Roberts said there were 6000 plants of 50 different varieties up for grabs until the end of June.

“We have got plants that will fit apartments, units and homes,” she said.

“People will get advice about the best plant for their home and the goal is to increase biodiversity in area.

“We have excellent garden products as well, so if they need garden products to make their planting a success, we stock those as well.”

Rachael Roberts and Mayor Dan Bull.

Mayor Dan Bull said the program encouraged people to do more gardening and help create a “greener city”.

“There are great benefits associated with having greenery where you live and what better choice for your garden than waterwise, low-maintenance plants like natives,” he said.

Environment House is open Mondays to Thursdays from 9am to 1pm, Fridays from 9am to noon and Saturdays 10am to 4pm. Email photos to projects@envirohouse.org.au.

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