Flowers bloom as Nangawooka gears up for 2020 Open Day

Plant sale and open day: Don Overall, longtime member of the APS and Friend of Nangawooka, volunteering at Nangawooka Flora Reserve. Photo: Supplied.
Plant sale and open day: Don Overall, longtime member of the APS and Friend of Nangawooka, volunteering at Nangawooka Flora Reserve. Photo: Supplied.

The Nangawooka Flora Reserve is looking wonderful this summer as many Correas come into flower a few weeks early, with Autumn flowering wattles also well into their show.

Many Grevilleas are in bud and starting to show great colours, while the Banksias are looking magnificent.

The heavy rain that watered the region recently has made a difference to the gardens and with newly flowering plants, the birdlife is out in force.

Changing the Friends of Nangawooka gardening group's working bee to Mondays has been a popular move, with about 10 volunteers out getting their thumbs green each week.

A group spokesperson said "it is lovely to work in such pleasant surrounds and then finish up with a cuppa and a chat."

"Last week we shared our cuppa time with the Mount Compass Lifestyle Group and Don Overall, one of the founders of Nangawooka, was pleased to be able to give a short talk on the beginnings of Nanagwooka and our aims."

The Friends of Nangawooka gardening group will be holding an open day on Sunday April 5, from 10am - 3pm.

A wide range of native plants will be on sale with morning and afternoon tea on offer, plus an all day sausage sizzle.

Free soil testing and grafting demonstrations will be available, with entry being a gold coin donation.

New volunteers are always welcome and all queries should be directed to Bruce and Helen Williams via: 0419827166.