Lithgow residents will have another reason for heading out on Election Day on Saturday 28 March.
Lithgow and District Community Nursery is holding its first Annual Open Day and Markets, and this event offers a great opportunity for locals to find out what happens at this local community native plant nursery which first opened in 1991.
Nursery Manager Jan Petty reports that “The nursery will be selling its locally-grown tubestock on the Market Day. There will be nothing over $3, and we have good stocks of native ground covers, shrubs, trees and tube stock on site. All our plants are propagated from locally collected seed and they are raised at the nursery in Coalbrook Street, so they are already acclimatised and ready to face the Lithgow winter.”
“As the weather begins to cool down with the arrival of Autumn, it is the ideal planting time for our local native plants. Our plants are suitable for home gardens, rural properties, site rehabilitation, Landcare projects and wherever people want plants that are a part of the local flora.”
The Lithgow and District Community Nursery has a long history of propagating local native plants for a range of projects. Some of these have included the Wolgan Valley Resort revegetation, mining company rehabilitation projects, Landcare community projects such as in the Kanimbla Valley, and for private properties in the Capertee Valley to restore the habitat of the endangered Regent Honeyeater.
There will be stalls from local craftspeople with a range of goods for sale showcasing their talents. Visitors will have the chance to find out about how the Nursery operates, about its Volunteer program and about the plants that are indigenous to the Lithgow district. The plant sale will run throughout the morning, so locals are encouraged to get in early for a bargain.
Pictured: Ladies from the nursery braving the cold at the Lithgow Show.
The Nursery Open Day and Markets will run between 9 am and 1 pm at 2a Coalbrook Street. Regular opening hours for sales are: Friday and Monday 8.30am – 3.30pm and Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm.