Greenlink Sandbelt is a not-for-profit community nursery specialising in the rich variety of plants that flourished in Melbourne's sandbelt before European arrival.
We take limited amounts of seed and cuttings, under government permit, from local reserves to propagate in our nursery. Additional material is collected from our ever-growing garden.
Volunteers are always welcome and no experience is necessary. If Australian flora and gardening are your go, if you enjoy tea and biscuits, why not drop in for a visit?
To save water. Local, native plants have adopted over millennia to thrive our climate and soils. These plants require little watering and fertilisation when mature.
To preserve genetic heritage. Buying local plants guarantees genetic diversity is preserved.
To retain local history. The Melbourne region once carried a wealth of habitats - heathlands, forests, wetlands and grasslands. Most have been obliterated but indigenous plants can provide a link to an ancient, living past.
To provide habitat for native fauna. Birds, insects, lizards, and frogs will welcome every contribution.