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Free native plants put spring into your garden

THE Hobart City Council will be holding a number of native plant giveaways at local bush reserves across Hobart over the coming months.

Bushcare officers will be available at the events to explain the plants and help patrons choose which would suit their garden’s soil and aspect.

A variety of plants will be on offer, from ground runners to shrubs and small trees.

By planting Tasmanian species in your garden, you will be providing food and shelter for local animals, especially birds, bats and insects.

You will also experience the benefits of plants that are easier to look after as they are already adapted to Hobart’s soil types and weather, while also reducing risk of introduced plants escaping into local bushland and becoming weeds.

The City of Hobart cares for local bushland areas on private and public land through the Bushcare program.

Anyone can lend a helping hand by volunteering for their local Bushcare group or on a Bushcare project.

If you are interested in helping your favourite bush reserve visit www.hobartcity.com.au/Bushcare for a list of groups and when they meet.

 

Free native plants will be available from events at the following locations:

  • 12 Olinda Grove, Mt Nelson from 12–12.30pm on 11 September.
  • Bicentennial Park, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay from 4-4.50pm on 25 September.
  • Knocklofty Reserve, Forest Road car park from 4-4.30pm on 16 October.

Caption: A range of plants, from ground runners to shrubs and small trees, will be on offer for Hobart garden enthusiasts during September and October.

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