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.
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.
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
By getting involved, you will get to recognise and understand the plants that are endemic (native/indigenous) to the inner west of Sydney. You can also learn how to propagate these plants and create habitat for birds, skinks and frogs in your garden or pockets of bushland in the local area.
There is also a Pyrmont Ultimo Landcare group. More at www.pyrmontultimolandcare.org.au/
There are also bushcare activities at Ewen Park, on the Cooks River in Hurlston Park
The GreenWay is an urban green corridor in Sydney's Inner West. A campaign is underway to see the GreenWay shared pathway completed as part of the light rail extension from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill.www.greenway.org.au
The Nursery was started by Beth Buchannen and otherrs in 1995. It was located in Chapman Road on the Annandale Foreshore near Rozelle Bay.
The Nursery has also donated plants to the Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney to be planted on and around the Wurrungwuri Sandstone Sculpture.
In 2012, the Nursery hosted an impromptu Bunya Feast
In 2013, the Nursery donated plants to an artist for her work in the 19th Biennale of Sydney
Annandale NSW was historically bounded by Rozelle Bay (Port Jackson/Sydney Harbour), Parramatta Road, Johnston's Creek and White's Creek. However, in 1995, the Annandale boundary was extended across Johnston's Creek to include the part of Camperdown, bounded by Booth Street, Mallet Street and Parramatta Road.
This page www.ramin.com.au/annandale/rbcnn.shtml last updated 18 February 2014