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Kangaroo Island native plant nursery

News release
17 May 2016

The Kangaroo Island native plant nursery will open its doors in May and has a wide range of local native species.

The good sprinkling of rain in most areas across the Island, combined with the summer warmed soils, makes for the perfect planting ingredients.

Natural Resources Kangaroo Island nursery and seedbank coordinator, Veronica Bates said that while you still have to wait for a definite break in the season, it is time to start thinking about your gardening plans.

“What do you want to achieve? What species are required and how many? And don’t forget the important question, how to protect new plantings from native browsers?

“The nursery has plants for windbreaks, shelter belts for stock, coastal plantings, revegetation and home garden use, said Ms Bates.

The nursery offers well over 100 different species of Kangaroo Island native plants, ranging from ground covers and climbers to trees and shrubs, available in varying heights.

“The Island’s native plants grow here naturally and are attuned to the soils, rainfall and climate.

“If planted early in the season they should not need watering unless your soil is very sandy and doesn’t hold water for long.”

The nursery will open for the planting season on the 3 May until 25 August 2016.

Tuesdays 9:00 am till 12.30 pm

Thursdays 9:00 am till 5.00 pm.

If you see the gates open at 22b Telegraph Road, come in and say hello, order your plants before the planting season begins or call the natural resource centre in Kingscote on (08) 8553 4444 to find out more.

You can also visit the website for further information on pricing and plant lists http://www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ki/plants-and-animals/native-plants/native-plant-nursery

More information

Communications and media officer

08 8553 4444

kinrc@sa.gov.au