This Saturday the Crows Nest Community Nursery will host an open day for all residents wishing to buy native plants.
Run by a group of volunteers, Toowoomba Regional Council Environment and Community Portfolio Leader Joe Ramia said the nursery had more than 200 species available for members of the public.
“The Crows Nest Community Nursery is a volunteer based environmental nursery, specialising in the native plants of the Toowoomba Region,” he said.
“The volunteers are a cohesive group and a bring a great social atmosphere to the nursery with the group sourcing seeds from Indigenous trees and shrubs that grow locally.
“It’s important the species are all of local provenance as this means they are grown from local seeds and as such, are much more likely to be resistant to our local climatic conditions than plants grown from seeds sourced elsewhere.”
The open day will be held this Saturday 1 February from 8am to 2pm.
The Crows Nest Community Nursery is located at the end of Depot Road (off Timber Road) in the Crows Nest Industrial Estate.