We are a community native nursery in Woombye on the Sunshine Coast, established to supply local native plants to Maroochy River catchment area. These local plants are naturally occurring in this area and are ideally suited to our local soils and weather conditions.
Available at the nursery:
- Rainforest and Eucalypt Plants
- Groundcovers, Grasses, Sedges, Ferns and Vines
- Bird and Butterfly Attracting Plants
- Revegetation and Plant Selection Advice
- Plant Identification
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Monday -Thursday 8.00 am – 3.30 pm Saturday morning 8.30 am- 12.00
We accept cash and credit card
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Florabunda Bushcare celebrates 20 years but where to now…
This year as Florabunda Bushcare celebrates its 20th year anniversary it has been given notice to cease operations on its current site by Sunshine Coast Council’s waste department. Florabunda Bushcare has been on the site for 20 years but went into negotiations in June 2019 to reconfigure the current site after they were advised the surrounding batter would be resurfaced. Although originally told that SCC would set them up to the south of the current site they were given notice in February 2021, stating the use is not appropriate to the site due to watering requirements. A ebb and flow closed tray system was offered as a solution but this was denied. Throughout the two years of negotiations Sunshine Coast Council’s intentions were for Florabunda to continue to operate onsite. We are now waiting on advise from Sunshine Coast Council on a new site.
Florabunda Bushcare was established by Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group in 2001 to provide local native plants for revegetation and establishment of wildlife corridors along the creek for landholders wishing to restore their properties. Grants were sought from local, state and federal governments to assist the establishment of revegetated areas. Florabunda nursery provides plants for SCC’s celebrated conservation programs; Land for Wildlife, Bushcare, Landholder Grants and Volunteer Conservation Agreements, as well as home gardeners, landscapers and other conservation groups. We are committed to protecting the regions biodiversity by producing our local native plants and making them available at an affordable price. We source local seed to ensure the genetics of our region. We take the time to produce species that are not always commercially viable to grow. The landcare nurseries provide a valuable resource to all Sunshine Coast residents. At a time when land is being cleared in Australia at a phenomenal rate these nurseries are critical to provide habitat for our disappearing fauna.
Plants range from rainforest species supporting the reestablishment of endangered Lowland subtropical rainforest, Dry Sclerophyll species including critical koala habitat eucalypts, grasses, sedges and vines that support rare and threatened butterflies, bushes and ground covers that are so important in the war against weeds. Florabunda Bushcare has provided plants for significent projects such as Maroochy River Recovery Project, Petrie Creek Upper catchment projects, Echidna Creek at Dulong, Whalley Creek, years of work were put into Quota Park, Petrie Park, Paynter Creek, Palmwoods Federation Park, Coes Creek and various other sections of Petrie Creek.
We will be celebrating our 20 years with a series of workshops throughout the year and a get together to be announced. First up is our platypus walk on the 16th April at 7.30 am and there will another in June. To register please ring 0754421339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.