Free plants at Bidjiwong Community Nursery

Bidjiwong Community Nursery, located in Ted Horwood Reserve, is home to an abundance of native shrubs and plants.

From beautiful blooms to native grasses, Bidjiwong has plenty to choose from if you’re looking to spruce up your garden.

Best of all, Hills residents can get four free plants a year from the nursery.

Here’s just a few of the stunning natives that are available at the moment:

Prickly-leaved Paperbark

Melaleuca nodosa

The Prickly-leaved Paperbark is a large shrub that is suited to full sun to part shade. It grows to around 4 metres in height and sports cream flowers in globular clusters in Spring and Summer. It will grow best in damp soils.

Willow Bottlebrush

Callistemon salignus

The Willow Bottlebrush is a large shrub that grows best in full sun to part shade. Growing to between 4 and 8 metres in height and spreading 1.5 metres, it is the perfect screening plant. It has reddish new growth and flowers in Spring and Summer.

Ivy-Leaved Violet

Viola hederacea

The Ivy-Leaved Violet is a groundcover shrub that flourishes in full shade to part sun and tolerates wet areas. Flowering all year, it grows to 15 centimetres in height and spreads 1 to 2 metres.

Hop Goodenia

Goodenia ovate

The Hop Goodenia is a fast growing shrub that is best suited to full sun to part shade. Flowering all year round, it grows to 1.2 metes in height and spreads 1.2 metres.

Kidney Weed

Dichondra repens

The Kidney Weed is a groundcover shrub which flourishes in part shade to full shade and grows up to 5 centimetres in height. It provides shelter for lizards and frogs whilst also attracting foraging birds. This drought intolerant plant flowers in Summer to Winter.

Where: Ted Horwood Reserve, Renown Road, Baulkham Hills

Opening hours: Saturdays, 9am – 1pm

For more information on Bidjiwong Community Nursery, head to www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Services/Environmental-Management/Bidjiwong-Community-Nursery.

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