Hazelmere nursery to host Festival of the Trees


Nursery manager James Teare and volunteers  Lilith Froehlich and Ian Wood are gearing up for the Festival of the Trees.
Nursery manager James Teare and volunteers Lilith Froehlich and Ian Wood are gearing up for the Festival of the Trees.

THE St Barbe Grove Nursery in Hazelmere will be buzzing with activity when it hosts the Festival of the Trees on Saturday, September 17.

With live talks and demonstrations, plenty of exhibitors and vendors, activities and entertainment for all ages, the festival promises to be a great day out for the whole family.

Starting at 10am, visitors can enjoy a relaxing and free yoga session in the forest, followed by a stop at Bolt Café for delicious coffee and cake, and live music.

Next, join a tour through the nursery and browse the wide selection of discounted native plant on sale, including trees, shrubs, grasses and climbers, and get helpful advice on watering and planting from nursery volunteers.

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There will be a wide selection of art and crafts stalls to peruse, you can listen to a short sustainability talk or get your hands dirty and plant a tree.

For the children, there are plenty of discoveries to be made, free face-painting and activities, fairy fun and more.

“The festival is an exciting opportunity to bring our local community together to learn about sustainability and native plants and to showcase our nursery”, nursery manager James Teare said.

Operating since 1979, St Barbe Grove Nursery is one of only a handful of not-for-profit nurseries in WA.

The nursery has produced more than 13 million seedlings and is nationally recognised for promoting awareness of the benefits of trees to the environment and to our lives.

Details:

What: Festival of the Trees

When: Saturday 17 September 2016, 10am- 3pm

Where: St Barbe Grove Nursery, Cnr. Stirling Crescent & Amherst Rd, Hazelmere

Cost: Entry is via gold-coin donation

For more details, contact the Nursery on 9250 3113.