Endangered Tussock Skink

Endangered Tussock Skink

This week, for Threatened Species Day, we are celebrating the discovery in our 2nd heath of the beautiful Southern Grass Tussock Skink, Pseudemoia pagenstecheri, which is listed as Endangered under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act, near threatened ...

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Peas, fabulous peas

Peas, fabulous peas

August and September are the best times to see peas in the Park. Dillwynia, Aotus, Eutaxia, Davesia and Bossiaea species put on a dazzling show of yellow and red pea flowers. You will find them in our heathy areas of the Park. These medium to small shrubs are ...

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Melbourne Pollinator Corridor

Melbourne Pollinator Corridor

Westgate Park is set to play a key part in an ambitious new project to boost indigenous insect life and pollination. Emma Cutting is a self-described “amateur plantswoman” who has recently launched an exciting community-led initiative to establish ...

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Port of Melbourne on board

Port of Melbourne on board

Bili Nursery recently grew and supplied 8000 plants for the Port of Melbourne to fill in gaps in the Todd Rd linear landscape. Port of Melbourne has now planted, mulched and weeded, and the landscape is looking much better for the tlc. Here’s their tweet...

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1000 new plants at Lagoon Reserve

1000 new plants at Lagoon Reserve

Huge thanks to the Citywide organisation for helping rescue an indigenous-plant project in Port Melbourne’s Lagoon Reserve. Plans for an annual day of community planting had been cancelled for a second time this year due to Covid restrictions, when Cityw...

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Vote for our nest box project

Vote for our nest box project

Exciting news!!! Our nest box project proposal, Hollows for Habitat at Westgate Park, has made it to the public voting stage of the Parks Victoria Volunteering Innovation Fund! If funded, our project will see volunteers building, installing and monitoring u...

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Gardening Aust comes to Park

Gardening Aust comes to Park

We were delighted that ABC’s Gardening Australia film crew came to the Park. The episode was aired on Friday 28th May and you can see it on iView or here on Facebook for just our segment of the show. It was a great opportunity to showcase our indigenous ...

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Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers

What could be better than giving a gift of nature from Bili Nursery – the shop for beautiful native plants? Bili Nursery propagates ~300 species of plants that are indigenous to the Sand Belt Region of Victoria – from the CBD to the Mornington Peni...

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A walk in the park

A walk in the park

It’s 9 am, 2 deg. and sunny. I start at Lorimer Street near the punt. People everywhere – jogging, dog-walking, fishing, a walking race, cycling. The river is glistening and calm, other than the occasional boat wash. Across the way, industrial neig...

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Doing it for Koalas

Doing it for Koalas

Bili Nursery received a very special order from the Clancy Koala Foundation for 3,500 Eucalyptus goniocalyx – Long-leafed Box or Bundy. These trees will be used by the Foundation for planting days on private land in the You Yangs, west of Melbourne, to r...

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