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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

National Tree Day plant swap | Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden

This Sunday is National Tree Day, and what better way to celebrate than a visit to Eurobodalla’s beautiful Botanic Garden.

Head along between 10am and 2pm for a Council plant swap, where you exchange weeds from your garden for some local native species. Have a yarn with staff from the environment team about creating a bush-friendly garden, and while you’re there, take a look at the four new display gardens you can replicate at your place.

Mossy On Gardens cafe will be open for coffee and lunch. Sounds like a pretty fine day out. Eurobodalla residents are invited to bring environmental weeds from home and swap them for free native plants at the market stall to celebrate National Tree Day. You can also ask questions about pesky plants in your garden, learn more about bush-friendly alternatives and water-wise gardens, and get great gardening tips and advice from the Environment Team.

Environmental weeds such as African Daisy and Asparagus Fern spread easily, are highly invasive and require resources for their removal that would be better spent elsewhere. Unfortunately, many weed outbreaks start unknowingly in people's backyards. Plant swaps are all about getting to the source of weed outbreaks before they have a chance to spread, and giving you a great alternative for your garden.

By exchanging weeds, you remove a seed source that would have spread into local bush or farm land, and you become part of the sustainable movement that protects and enhances local bush land. That’s this Sunday at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, open 9am to 4pm with the plant swap running 10am to 2pm.

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