Barb Martin Bushbank Native Plant Nursery

The Barb Martin Bushbank Native Plant Nursery has reopened to the public after receiving significant upgrades.  The Bushbank is fully stocked with plenty of indigenous plants, many of which have been locally sourced and grown, for the local community to be able to plant in their gardens.

With habitat disappearing at an alarming rate, you can help provide wildlife with an oasis of habitat they need to thrive. The native plants that you use can meet the needs of native wildlife without causing long-term damage to local plant communities.  

Barb Martin Bushbank Native Plant Nursery details:

  • Email: barbmartinbushbank@penguins.org.au
  • Phone: 0427 897 448
  • Barb Martin Bushbank Address: 1810 Phillip Island Road, Phillip Island
  • Opening Hours: 9am-3pm Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 
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Media release - Friday 21 September 2018

Barb Martin Bushbank re-opens to the public

The Barb Martin Bushbank will be re-opening to the public for retail sales on Wednesday 3 October, following a temporary closure to allow for extensive upgrades to the indigenous nursery’s facilities.

“We are excited to be re-opening the Bushbank’s doors next Wednesday, fully stocked with plenty of indigenous plants, many of which have been locally sourced and grown, for the local community to be able to plant in their gardens,”  said Candice Ochsenham, Nursery Coordinator. 

“Over the last few months we have continued to service our existing wholesale orders, but we’ve also been able to focus on the generation and production of plants with the help of our great band of volunteers, who form such a vital part of the nursery’s operations.”

“We really want to thank and acknowledge our volunteers’ ongoing contributions, so we’re going to be enjoying a special celebratory breakfast with them before we open for business on Wednesday.”

The nursery has received significant upgrades to much of its infrastructure including greenhouses and growing benches, along with improved drainage, especially in the hardening off area.

The Bushbank will open to the public for retail sales three days each week on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday between 9am and 3pm, offering a wide range of indigenous plants ideally suited to the island’s conditions.

“Native plants are attractive and come in many shapes and sizes, and with the right species you can have a flowering garden all year round. They are better for the environment, low maintenance, drought tolerant, and require minimal water. Native plants also provide habitat for native birds, butterflies, bees, lizards and other insects. By planting a native garden, you can help connect animal and plant populations across the island.”

Media Enquiries: Roland Pick – Communications Executive.  Tel: +613 5951 2825 Mobile: 0418 402 161 Email: rpick@penguins.org.au 

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