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Bushcare Program

 

New raised metal benches for the polyhouse New raised metal benches for the polyhouse

Community Nursery VolunteersCommunity Nursery Volunteers

 

 

 

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Propagation Workshop

 

 

Lane Cove Community Nursery

 

As part of Council's Sustainability Action Plan, Think Global Act Local , this Community Nursery centre includes a propagation nursery, Buschare site and Eco garden. The nursery has a propagation shed, rainwater tank, polyhouse and shade house. ​If you like the outdoors and would like to learn more about sustainable gardening, indigenous plants or bushcare, consider getting involved in Lane Cove Community Nursery

Volunteers at the Nursery have helped to propagate over 100,000 plants since June 2005. These plants are going towards Council parks and bushland projects, community and local Bushcare groups.

The Lane Cove Community Nursery and Eco garden opened in June 2005 and  has been funded by a number of grants and programs including.

  • “Our Environment - it's a living thing" a State Government program - intial set up costs.
  • Lane Cove Council Sustainability Levy - benches in the polyhouse and plant dispatch area in 2011
  • Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society - A Federal Grant under the Envirofund program to work towards the regeneration and revegetation of the nursery's surrounding bushland area, Stoney Gully / Eco garden group. 

The opening hours for the Community Nursery are:

  • Each Friday between 10.30am and 3.30pm, and
  • 1st Saturday of the month, 9.00am - 12 noon
  • CLOSED SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER

Please RSVP your intention to visit to assist with organisation or for more information contact: bushcare@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Regular workshops and activities on plant propagation, eco-gardening, composting and worm farming are held at the nursery.

Gardening information for residents

The Lane Cove Community Nursery and Eco garden is adjacent to the Blackman Park Scout Hall, via a short bush walk from the car park in Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove West. Disabled access only is available from Banksia Close, as parking in this area is limited. nursery location.JPG

For more information, phone the Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579 or email bushcare@lanecove.nsw.gov.au