Friends of Kings Park (Inc.)

Event 

Native Plant Sale
Title:
Native Plant Sale
When:
Sunday, June 07 09.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Where:
Exhibition Ground - West Perth
Category:
BGPA

Description

The Friends of Kings Park May plant sale was rescheduled due to stormy weather. It will now be held on Sunday 7th June 9am to 12noon at the exhibition ground. Please note the later start due to the darker winter morning for the set up of the sale.

The Friends of Kings Park organise four native plant sales a year with funds supporting research and projects in Kings Park and the Botanic Garden.

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Plants Available

The Growing Friends have been working hard and will have nearly 9,000 plants available for sale from approximately 340 different species and cultivars.

A comprehensive plant list preparerd by our volunteers of all plants and sizes at the sale is available here.

Grevillea Spirit of Anzac x web D Blumer DCBd11309The feature plant at this sale will be the RSL Spirit of ANZAC Grevillea (pictured right) recently released to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of ANZAC. This beautiful shrub with grey-green foliage and lovely red flowers from late April through to summer makes an ideal bird attracting plant for your garden. Hardy and adaptable it will grow in most soils with watering once a week during the first summer.

Royalties from the sale of the cultivar will go to the RSL to assist them with their important work in supporting veterans. This plant was developed on behalf of the RSL by the Kings Park Plant Development Team. An accompanying aricle on the RSL Spirit of ANZAC Grevillea and how to grow it can be found on the Friends website here.

New species on offer from the Friends for the first time are: Acacia patagiata, Conospermum huegelii, Grevillea dryandroides ssp. hirsutus, Grevillea insignis ssp. elliottii, Hibbertia glaberrima, Isopogon gardneri, Melaleuca rigidifolia, Petrophile acicularis, Ricinocarpos brevis, Sphaerolobium macranthum and Symonanthus bancroftii.

For carnivorous plant enthusiasts we will also have limited numbers of Drosera binata and Drosera paleacea available.

Purchasing Plants at the Sale

Many of the plants will range in price from $4.00 to $10.00. Hybrid kangaroo paws and Alyogyne ‘Little Al’, Pimelea ‘Blush Solitaire’ and Pimelea ‘White Solitaire’ will be available for $10.00. A small number of the Persoonia longifolia plants ($15.00 or $20.00 each, depending on pot size) and the beautiful Physopsis chrysophylla ($20.00) will be available (limit one per customer for these two plants).

Plants will be arranged into specific categories at the sale and Friends and Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners will on hand at the sale to assist buyers looking for particular plants.

Members of the Friends of Kings Park receive a 20% discount on plant sales and that new members joining at the plant sale will also receive this discount.

Customers are encouraged to bring their own boxes or bags. The Friends will have Ecobags available for sale as well. Please note that we also encourage customers to make their purchases by EFTPOS or credit card transactions.

A pick up area has been set aside in the car park for those customers buying large quantities of plants. There will be volunteers available to assist customers to transport their purchases to the pick up area.

For further details or enquiries, please contact the Friends office on (+61 8) 9480 3643 or via email friendskp@bgpa.wa.gov.au

We look forward to seeing you at our sale and hope you will make enjoy buying some top quality plants to refresh your garden in 2015.

Venue

Venue:
Exhibition Ground
Street:
Kings Park
ZIP:
6005
City:
West Perth
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Country: au

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