This great heritage tour is an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the oldest operating Government Nursery in Australia. It includes entry to the Yarralumla Nursery’s seed bank which dates back to 1948 and contains the details of every seed and plant we have acquired over the years.
You will learn about our unique history and current operations, such as:
Coordinating the supply of bulbs and annuals for Floriade
Providing the Plant Issue Scheme since 1930
Growing cool climate plants
Propagation of rare and endangered plants including the Gallipoli Lone Pine in partnership with the Australian War Memorial
When: 10am to 11:30am, 18 September 2019
Where: Yarralumla Nursery, Weston Park
Cost: $11 per person
The Yarralumla Nursery Heritage Tour is now on Eventbrite, which can be accessed through: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/heritage-tour-of-yarralumla-nursery-tickets-69381007461.
How to get there:
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The Centenary Carpet (Myporum parvifolium) was created by the Yarralumla Nursery for its 100th anniversary. The plant is perfect for Canberra's harsh climate and is a superb addition for any garden.
It is a fast growing, hardy plant that produces white, star-like flowers in Spring. It is ideal as a groundcover and serves as a physical barrier to weeds. It will grow in a variety of soil types and has a low water requirement. Fertilise as required for best results.
Spread: 1.5 - 2 metres
Height: 5 - 10 centimetres
Position: Full sun/part shade
The plant will be available from all registered retail nurseries and garden centres across Canberra.
Monday to Friday:
7.30 am to 4 pm
Yarralumla ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6207 2447