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Native plant sale today at Wollongong Botanic Gardens

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Wollongong Botanic Garden is running a native plant sale today (Friday July 17) at the Greenplan Nursery on Northfields Avenue, Keiraville.

Wollongong LGA residents can come along to the plant sale to purchase from an extensive selection of native plants, shrubs, ground covers, grasses as well as worm farms and compost bins. A full list of what’s available will be published on the Garden’s website a week prior to the sale.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said planting more natives is an easy way to contribute to improving the local environment.

“To make sure our plant sales can remain open we’re taking some extra measures to keep everyone safe,” he said.

“This may mean that your visit may take a little longer than usual as we will be limiting the number of customers within the nursery at any one time.

“You can help us by using the hand sanitiser stations provided, keeping your distance from others and using contactless card payments.”

To keep staff safe and adhere to social distancing measures, horticulturalist staff advice will be limited. To make the most of your visit, plan ahead by visiting the Growing Illawarra Natives website for the up-to-date information on caring for native plants. Printed copies of the Growing Illawarra Natives and Edible Plant Guides also will be provided for free on arrival.

This plant sale is a ratepayer subsidised service, so a current Wollongong City Council rates notice is required on the day as proof of residency.

The Nursery carpark, on Northfields Avenue (Gate 7) will be marked with bright flags on the day.

For more information please visit Wollongong Botanic Garden website at www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/botanicgarden/ or call the Garden on (02) 4227 7667.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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