HAWKESBURY COMMUNITY NURSERY is now open to the public on Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm or by appointment and on the 1st Saturday of the month from 9am to midday.
Thanks to the hard work of the community nursery volunteers who grow the plants, over 150 native plant species are available for purchase at great prices.
The plants are all native to the Hawkesbury area, ranging from trees, shrubs and groundcovers to grasses, sedges (a grass-like plant with triangular stems), and climbers.
Nursery staff are also available to provide advice on the best plant for each particular situation, taking into consideration height, soil type, flowering, light, aspect and maintenance.
Recent research has found that around 55% of Australians felt that time in nature improved their mood or eased anxieties during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
To help residents achieve this closeness to nature, Hawkesbury Community Nursery has a promotion of buy 5 get 5 free* (5 for 5) native tube plants for residents of the Hawkesbury Local Government Area.
The offer is available for the first 400 registrations until August 31 but the plant offer can be redeemed, once registered up, until 30 June 2021.
Tube stock cost $2.40 each, with one registration available per household. For more information and to register call 4560 4444.
Hawkesbury Community Nursery is located at 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave, next door to the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter. For information visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/services/places-and-facilities/community-nursery