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Local Provenance Plants

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Photo of Beth Buchannen on a Wednesday working bee - Photo Marghanita

Rozelle Bay Bush Care Group Community & Native Nursery 1998-2010

Half Cylinder Tin Hut amongst green grass and trees with insets of man in protective mask and woman repotting seelingsThe Rozelle Bay and Callan Park Bushcare groups, in particular, use the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery to propagate plants for Local Provenance Plant corridors around Annandale. These corridors provide habitat for a wide variety of native birds and other animals.

Woman The nursery has relied on the support of Reg Richardson and his staff Betty and John, from Self Security Storage who have provided free water and electricity since 1997.

The nursery is currently located at the end of Chapman Rd. Enter Chapman Road from the roundabout at intersection of Nelson St and the Crescent and it is just past the self storage. map A permanent purpose built nursery has been proposed in Wisdom St Annandale.

Get Involved - The Nursery is always looking for new volunteers!

No experience is necessary, but please wear closed sturdy shoes and a hat. Groups meet at the Nursery or at various sites around the Leichhardt Municipality.

"Volunteers from the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery (RBCNN) have been propagating and planting locally-indigenous species, weeding, and mulching in parks near the Glebe and Rozelle foreshores for more than 10 years, to restore some of the area’s original plant diversity and wildlife habitat...." - National Trust, Bush Week in the City 2010


To learn more: just turn up, phone Doug Anderson 9367-9326 or email:


Local Provenance Plant corridors and pockets have been established at 25 sites in the Leichhardt Municipality, in addition to plantings on the Rozelle Bay foreshore:

Piper St reserve, ready for revegetation
Piper St Reserve, July 2002


Vegetation along major road

The nursery is also supported by The City of Sydney, Leichhardt Council, Landcare, Government grants, Volunteers from The Body Shop, Westpac, American Express,Starbucks,local schools and Green Reserve from Conservation Trust for Volunteers. Ramin Communications has provided the nursery with a web presence since 1998.

woman thining out seelings A Finalist in Keep Australia Beautiful's 1999 Metro Pride Award, the Nursery has received a variety of grants. Including:-

Woman smiling working with seedlings

The Federal Park Saltmarsh Wetland, close to Rozelle Bay, has great significance as a prototype for ecological restoration in an urban setting. It reinstates a simulated tidal estuary, lost when the Johnson's Creek estuary was landfilled.

This page last updated 20 September 2012