Understorey Network Plant Sale Draws Large Crowds

2nd May 2023 |

Autumn weather turned on brilliantly for Saturday's Understorey Network Native plant sale.

The Understorey Network is a community-run nursery within Tolosa Reserve, Glenorchy.  The Understorey Network is a community organisation focused on propagating, preserving and promoting the value of Tasmanian understorey native plants. Its motto is: ‘It’s not the whole story without the understorey.'

The perfect weather saw crowds turn out to buy much loved native varieties for house and apartment gardens as well as rural properties.

Understorey organiser Amanda Cole said competitive prices, a vast range of plants on sale and the weather were major contributing factors to the successful event. The Understorey Network proved popular with people from local areas as well as the East Coast!  "We’ve had a wonderful turnout today, and we are boosted with people becoming members," said Ms Cole.

Support from dedicated Understorey Network vollies guaranteed a successful day of plant sales, and the public were encouraged to learn propagating techniques with well-attended workshops spread across the day.

New volunteers and a membership drive – just $10 per year - are steady steps to The Understorey Network’s continued growth. “Anyone is welcome to come and join us on a Monday, you don’t need horticulture skills – we will show you the ropes! If you prefer to work from home, we need assistance with seed collecting, graphic design, web-based skills and general administration. If you would like more information or to just make contact please send an email to [email protected]," says the Understorey Network.

“The nursery grows a range of native Tasmanian plants for Landcare projects and local councils. Native tubestock plants are sold to the general public on Mondays between 9:30am and 2.30pm. Up-to-date information on events such as plant sales and field days can be found on the Understorey Network Facebook page. There is also an Understorey Network website with a useful database on how to propagate Tasmanian native plants."

All images: Warwick Lawson