April saw the Bayside Community Nursery conduct their first of four Gala Open Days for the year
Held between March and September for the past fourteen years, the first of the Gala Open Days traditionally coincides with the start of the new planting season. To celebrate, the nursery had a large range of indigenous plant species available for purchase.
The promotion of indigenous plants such as the Silky Tea Tree, Prickly Spear Grass and the Long Purple Flag, was a strong theme throughout the course of the day. Provided with the opportunity to speak with Citywide staff and nursery volunteers, local residents were able to glean valuable knowledge and insight into how best to utilise and conserve native vegetation.
The allure of a free sausage sizzle saw a sizable crowd in attendance throughout the day. With more than 200 members of the public purchasing plants from the nursery, Citywide horticulturist Erika Anderson, who’s based at the Bayside Community Nursery, said “The Citywide team, Bayside Council representatives and local volunteers did a great job on the day. It’s great to see so many local residents enthused about planting and conserving native vegetation. The day has been a massive hit.”
For further information on future community events, contact the Bayside Community Nursery on (03) 9583 8408.