17th November 2023 |

A range of unique Tasmanian native plants grown by dedicated volunteers will be available for gardeners and landowners to buy this December.

On Saturday 2 December, volunteers at the Understorey Network Nursery at Tolosa Park, Glenorchy will be on hand to assist gardeners and landowners who wish to purchase native plants for their properties.

Understorey Network President Ruth Mollison said Tasmanian native plants are in demand as concern for the environment grows in local communities.

“This is a great opportunity to select from the diverse range of shrubs, trees, groundcovers and grasses propagated by nursery volunteers,” Ruth said.

“Our dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers can also provide advice about species selection, site suitability and planting methods.”

Visitors can also walk through the Tolosa Community Native Garden adjacent to the nursery to see mature plants in a landscaped garden setting.

The garden, established and maintained with local community support, provides seed and propagation material for the nursery and attracts an amazing array of native animals, birds and beneficial insects.

Volunteers will be on hand with information about volunteering at the nursery or becoming a member of the Understorey Network. There are many and varied ways for people to learn about improving and enjoying our natural environment.