Yes, you read right - Mackay Regional Council is giving away free native plants! The first free giveaway is at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens this Saturday, June 1 from 9am - 2pm.
It's all part of a new program aimed at increasing the number of native plants in local gardens. Ratepayers can choose four native plants each year to take home and add to their backyards.
Native plants can provide habitat and food for local wildlife, need less water than exotic plants and survive easily in our warm, tropical climate.
Whether you need a flowering shrub to brighten your garden, a thick shrub for privacy or a tree for shade, the council has the right plant for you. Many plants on offer are not available commercially.
If you can't make it, don't worry - you can pick up your plants on the below dates at the MNEC at 6 Swayne St, North Mackay.
- Friday 12 - Sat 13 July, 9am - midday
- Friday 9 - Sat 10 Aug, 9am - midday
- Fri 6 Sep - Sat 7 Sep, 9am - midday
- Fri 4 Oct - Sat 5 Oct, 9am - midday
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more about the program here.