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Local Provenance Plants for Sydney's Inner West

The Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery and associated Bushcare Groups are reintroducing some of the diverse range of plants that once grew in the area. These local provenance species and strains have adapted to the local area's climate, rainfall patterns, salt water innundation, sunlight, soil, birds, animals and insects. The purpose built nursery located in Whites Creek Valley at Wisdom Street Annandale, features recycled ironbark timber from the old Pyrmont Bridge. Ironbark forests once grew in Annandale.

white flowerRozelle Bay Community Native Nursery
22 Wisdom Street, Annandale

Map showing Nursery Location & Eco-Annandale Walk

Volunteers in the Nursery propagate Local Provenance for planting by Bushcare groups, working in Callan Park, Balmain and Annandale.

The nursery is operated by volunteers and is open to everyone. Activities include collecting and propagate native seeds, weeding and planting. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge required - but volunteers learn many new skills and get to know other locals. A hat and sturdy shoes are all you need to bring. The Nursery provides tools and protective gear for the variety of activities.

woman planting seeds in trays Marilyn planting seeds in trays
three men potting onJohn, Paul and Bruce "potting on" at Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery 7 Feb 2014 Photo Marghanita da Cruz
Piper St reserve, ready for revegetationPiper St Reserve, Annandale, July 2002
Photo of Beth Buchannen on a Wednesday working bee - Photo MarghanitaThe nursery came about through the voluntary efforts of individuals, in particular the tireless leadership of Beth Buchannen
Christmas Bush with White Flowers Ceratopetalum gummiferum (NSW Christmas Bush), Annandale, 3 October 2008
white fluffball flowers and serated leaves Callicoma serratifolia, Whites Creek Valley photographed 16 October 2008 by Marghanita da Cruz. Though not an Acacia, it has been called Black Wattle since its stems were used to construct wattle-and-daub buildings in the early days of Sydney - Native Plants of the Sydney District

To get involved

Turn up at the Nursery
Wisdom Street Annandale
8.30-noon Wednesday and Friday Mornings.

Join a Busy Bee in Callan Park, Mort Bay, Whites Creek, Balmain High, Hawthorn Canal and Elkington Park