Get to know native plants

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Bay OK’s Lisa Massey with Garden Trail Day host Margaret Moore.
Camera IconBay OK’s Lisa Massey with Garden Trail Day host Margaret Moore.

Environmentally friendly South West gardens are on the horizon as GeoCatch holds its first Bay OK Garden Trail Day in an attempt to educate garden owners on the use of native plants.

Saturday’s half-day bus tour will showcase four native gardens between Busselton and Dunsborough, and provide guests with expert tips for growing natives successfully.

GeoCatch Bay OK project officer Lisa Massey hoped the tour would inspire participants to track down native plant varieties for their gardens.

“Having a Bay OK garden helps to protect our rivers, wetlands and Geographe Bay,” Mrs Massey said.

Gardens on the trail will include expert information from Bay OK, as well as from home gardeners and horticulturists.

Native garden owner Margaret Moore said big yards didn’t have to be dominated by lawn.

“I enjoy gardening every inch of my property and I find solutions to challenges such as shade and shallow soil with my plant selections,” she said.

To register, call 9781 0111.

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