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Native plant program to green-up gardens in Bayswater

Posted on May 14, 2018
Bayswater residents are invited to take home native seedlings thanks to a partnership between Environment House and the City of Bayswater. The Native Plants to Residents program launches 19 May at Environment House on King William Street, with up to ten native plants available per household for a gold coin donation. Plants will also be available at the upcoming Maylands Street Festival on 20 May.

City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said this initiative, along with the upcoming Winter Planting Program, was part of the City's ongoing commitment to greening the City.

"We're looking forward to seeing even more native plants filling up front yards, back yards and verge gardens throughout Bayswater.

"Local native plants are more water-wise, require less fertiliser and are less risky to the surrounding natural bushland, not to mention they look fantastic all year round.

"A big thank you goes out to the team at Environment House who do a fantastic job year-on-year distributing the plants to the community," said Mayor Bull.

The City of Bayswater has contributed $10,000 of native plants to be distributed to the community by Environment House. More than 6,000 plants will be available including native trees, bushes and ground cover plants ideal for verge gardens. Residents will need to bring proof of residency and will be limited to ten plants per household.

In addition, the City's upcoming Winter Planting program will see 1,000 street trees planted in neighbourhoods and 65,000 native plants in the local natural areas and reserves.

Collect your native plants from:

Environment House
125 King William Street, Bayswater
9271 4488
Visit www.envirohouse.org.au for opening hours.

Maylands Street Festival
12pm to 6pm
Sunday, 20 May 2018
Eight Ave, Maylands

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