Tamworth Regional Landcare Nursery

You can find our Nursery at 300 Wallamore Road, Westdale. Our team also sells our plants at boutique markets around our region. Keep up to date with what’s happening at the Nursery via their Facebook page.

The TRLA Nursery team work on site Monday, Wednesday and Friday, visitors and plant sales are by appointment only. For plant orders contact our Nursery Coordinator Anne Michie at anne@trla.org.au or on 0432 258 983.

Volunteers are always welcome to come along and learn more about the amazing work the current volunteers are undertaking to conserve our environment. See our volunteering handbook for the nursery here.

The Nursery team are producing an array of over 100 plants for growing in our region. These plants are grown from locally collected and propagated seed and are a variety of native and endemic species.

You will find plants for the garden, the paddock and your regeneration project right here in Tamworth.

Nursery Stock List

 

This list is not comprehensive and numbers will fluctuate pending availability, but it will provide an example of the species grown within our nursery. For plant information and orders contact our Nursery Coordinator Anne Michie at anne@trla.org.au or on 0432 258 983.

About the Nursery

 

Tamworth Regional Landcare Association (TRLA) wanted to grow endemic plants, in particular plants specific to local threatened ecological communities, to our region for group and project activities. Groups were collecting a variety of common and rare local seed and wanted a space in which to propagate and grow the seeds on a scale large enough for local distribution.

A partnership was formed between TRLA, Tamworth Regional Council (TRC) and the New England Institute of TAFE in 2008 to support a small space with the TRC Nursery at the Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens.

The nursery space provides opportunity for students and volunteers to learn and share skills and propagate plants used for local working bees and maintained momentum for 10 years.

In May 2018 an exciting opportunity was provided by TRC for Landcare to take on use of a large nursery site with free effluent reuse water and the nursery was able to expand in a remarkable way.

The Tamworth Landcare Nursery now employs one part time site supervisor and has up to 8 volunteers on any given nursery day. They provide plants for local groups, working bees, National Tree Day events, local council street trees and for our own Bush Regeneration business. The nursery also provides carbon offset trees for local individuals and businesses and is set to expand this opportunity with a new carbon offset dedicated Landcare site.

The nursery team not only propagate and grow plants endemic to our region but have also been collecting seed for climate ready plants from surrounding regions west of Tamworth through National Landcare Programme funding. They grow bush foods and medicinal species from across NSW and sell them commercially. Additionally, the nursery supports our Grassy White Box threatened ecological communities by growing rare herbs and lilies from these sites to redistributed.

The nursery is on the verge of becoming a wholly self-sustaining business through plant sales, partnerships with government, the provision of bush regeneration services and our new carbon offset opportunities. It remains a social enterprise, where people can learn, share and grow the Landcare movement, care for the environment and be a part of a community.

Like the Nursery’s Facebook page to keep up to date on plants, events, projects and more.