Events

Event 

November Native Plant Sale
Title:
November Native Plant Sale
When:
Sunday, November 16 08.30 AM - 12.00 PM
Where:
Exhibition Ground - West Perth
Category:
Plant Sales

Description

The Friends of Kings Park organise four native plant sales a year with proceeds going towards supporting research and special projects in Kings Park and the Botanic Garden.

The final Friends of Kings Park Plant Sale for the year will be held on Sunday 16 November 2014 from 8.30am till 12 noon and will be located at the Exhibition Ground off Fraser Avenue (follow the directional signs on Fraser Ave).  A map showing the location of the plant sale can be downloaded here pdfExhibition Ground Map.pdf585.06 KB.

Alyogyne Little Al x website Ramm BotanicalsFor a complete list of all plants and sizes available at the Friends of Kings Park November Native Plant Sale, click here.

The Friends will have over 5800 plants available from 270 different species and cultivars.

Released for the first time at this sale will be two new Kings Park cultivars. Selected by the Kings Park Plant Development Team these are the beautiful mauve-flowered Alyogyne 'Little Al' (pictured above right), a low growing cousin of the Alyogyne ' Blue Heeler', and Pimelea ' Blush Solitaire' (pictured below right) which has delicate soft blush pink blooms in spring.

Pimelea Blush Solitaire x website  Ramm BotanicalsSixteen other new species on offer from the Friends for the first time are: Acacia cochlocarpa var. velutinus, Acacia parkerae, Acacia pulviniformis, Daviesia nudiflora, Banksia plumosa, Banksia proteoides, Banksia serratuloides, Banksia tenuis, Daviesia nudiflora, Gastrolobium parvifolium, Gompholobium polyzygum, Grevillea oligomera, Hakea erecta, Scaevola porocarya, Stylidium violaceum, Templetonia neglecta and Thomasia grandiflora.

Another group of plants to consider at this sale will be fragrant fanflowers. To be featured in the forthcoming summer issue of the Friends of Kings Park Magazine 'For People and Plants'. To read the article online, click here. Many WA Scaevolas have attractive scent. These plants can add another dimension to your garden. If you'd like to add more scents to your gardens, some plants that will be available at this sale are Scaevola globulifera, S. porocarya and S. oldfieldii. The latter species when planted near a window can fill a whole room with a sweetly scented aroma of the summer period.

Many of the plants will range in price from $4.00 to $10.00. Hybrid kangaroo paws and Alyogyne 'Little Al' and Pimelea 'Blush Solitaire' will be available for $10.00.

Plants will be arranged into specific categories at the sale and Friends and Master Gardeners will on hand at the sale to assist buyers looking for particular plants. Advice for plantings during summer is available here pdfAdvice for Summer Plantings.pdf66.5 KB

Please note that members of the Friends of Kings Park receive a 20% discount on plant sales and that new members joining at the plant sale will also receive this discount. For more information about the benefits of becoming a member, please click here.

Customers are encouraged to bring their own boxes or bags. The Friends will have Ecobags available for sale as well. Please note that we also encourage customers to make their purchases by EFTPOS or credit card transactions.

For further details or enquiries, please contact the Friends office on (+61 8) 9480 3643 or via email friendskp@bgpa.wa.gov.au

We look forward to seeing you at our sale and hope you will make enjoy buying some top quality plants. While you're in Kings Park don't forget to visit Aspects of Kings Park to purchase some great quality Christmas gifts for your family and friends, in particular some 2015 Wildflowers of WA calendars which celebrates the Botanic Garden's 50th Anniversary.

Images below 'Fagrant Fanflowers' featured at the November Plant Sale:

Left: Scaevola globulifera

Right: Scaevola porocarya

Photos: T.Scalzo

Scaevola globulifera2 x website TScalzo-PA111007Scaevola porocarya x website TScalzo-PA091055

 

Venue

Venue:
Exhibition Ground
Street:
Kings Park
ZIP:
6005
City:
West Perth
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Country: au