The City of Ballarat's Indigenous Plant Nursery has been operating since 2002, and is located at the rear of the Federation University Horticulture campus on the corner of Gillies and Gregory Streets in Ballarat.
The nursery is open every Wednesday for community and Landcare groups to propagate local indigenous plants for planting in the Ballarat region. Council staff are available to assist and provide expertise.
The nursery provides an educational opportunity for university students, volunteers and work experience students to gain practical skills in plant propagation.
The Ballarat Indigenous Plant Nursery supports community-based biodiversity and environmental care and research programs including Landcare projects and community group plantings and Council’s own native vegetation planting programs by providing the facility for propagating indigenous plants from seed and plant material collected from local remnant vegetation.
Community tree planting days are held to ensure that community involvement and ownership of the project is enhanced. Major events include National Tree Day, World Environment Day and Biodiversity Month.
Plants are grown for Council and community plantings and are not available for sale to the public.