Growing Friends 2019 Autumn Plant Sale

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The Growing Friends of the ANBG will hold their Autumn Plant Sale this year on Saturday 30 March. 

This is a boutique sale, with all plant material sourced from the Gardens. Plants are propagated by the Growing Friends, one of the sub groups of The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.  

Sales of these plants are always popular, so we recommend coming early for that special plant.  The sale commences at 8.30am and continues until 11.30am, unless sold out earlier. Most plants sell for $6

Autumn is said to be an excellent time for planting, allowing plants to settle into their new environment after the summer heat and before the winter cold.

We are offering a wide range of plants again. There are plenty available for small to average sized Canberra gardens as well as for larger land holdings. Some of the plants would appeal particularly to the more experienced gardener.

The Grevilleas, for example, range from the prostrate Grevillea lanigera to the low mounding form of Grevillea arenaria with its very attractive foliage, to the larger Grevillea olivacea which can grow to 4m x 4m and is valued in the native garden for its distinctive olive leaf colour.

Grevillia lanigera (Photo Murray Fagg)

There is a range of Westringias, including Westringia 'Morning Light' and Westringia fruticosa 'Smokie', both variegated.

Westringia fruticosa 'Smokie' (Photo Murray Fagg)

For the larger properties, there are 4 varieties of Hakea : francisiana, laurina, multilineata and petiolaris.

Hakea laurina

Hakea laurina (Photo Murray Fagg)

The flowering Correas and Croweas are looking particularly good at the moment as they herald the change of seasons.

Correa 'Ivory Bells' (Photo Murray Fagg)

The full list of the over 50 varieties of plants available will be on the Friends of the ANBG website closer to the sale. In addition to the plants, an interesting range of pre-loved botany, general science, art and gardening books will also be for sale.