New nursery to open as Redland City Council's IndigiScapes prepares to expand

GETTING READY: Nursery co-ordinator Ben Webb and volunteers Ron Dunlea and June Gibb put finishing touches to the new nursery ahead of the official opening. Photo: Redland City Council
GETTING READY: Nursery co-ordinator Ben Webb and volunteers Ron Dunlea and June Gibb put finishing touches to the new nursery ahead of the official opening. Photo: Redland City Council

REDLANDS IndigiScapes Centre will officially open its new native plant nursery at a community event on Saturday, January 19, two weeks before the main centre building closes for refurbishment.

Mayor Karen Williams said the nursery opening ensured the community would still be able to access IndigiScapes’ display gardens and local native plants during construction.

“Council is about to turn soil on the next stage of its multi-million dollar project to enhance IndigiScapes and improve the visitor experience of this naturally-wonderful venue,” Cr Williams said.

“From January 28, the main centre building, car park and some bush trails surrounding the centre will close for the first half of the year to allow works to take place.

“These improvements, jointly funded by the state government, include relocating and expanding the cafe, a new theatrette with conference facilities, a new environmental interpretation area and a refurbished entryway.

“The new native nursery, now located next to Myhorizon, will remain open and provide access to the display gardens and new toilet facilities.”

Division 7 councillor Murray Elliott said the event on January 19 would allow people to explore the new nursery and learn about the works to take place.

“From 9am to 1pm, people can meet our environmental officers and volunteers and ask questions about the project, or get advice on plant selection and growing native seedlings in their own backyard,” Cr Elliott said.

“There will also be a children’s seed bomb craft activity, seed propagation demonstration, free barbecue and other entertainment, so we hope to see lots of people enjoying this wonderful new community space.”

Official proceedings, with a cake cutting, will start at the nursery at 9am.

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre is on Runnymede Road, Capalaba. Parking is available at the new nursery, with access via the Myhorizon driveway.

Council’s environmental extension programs will operate from Capalaba Place while IndigiScapes is closed.

For information about the project, visit redland.qld.gov.au/IndigiScapesExpansion and for details of the opening event, visit Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on Facebook.