Yalanji Nursery

Although growing of rainforest plants for use in revegetating around the community has been happening for many years, the Yalanji Nursery activities were ramped up in 2010/11 to grow plants for the Mossman Gorge Visitors Centre site. This was in keeping with the whole vision of the community contributing to the success of the MGVC and, in turn, the support of a community enterprise by the Indigenous Land Corporation, by awarding BBN the contract for supply and planting of a re-instated rainforest screen. You will see the evidence of this screen after several years growth when you visit the MGVC.

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Currently the Nursery has 3 shadehouses and 2 qualified staff offering a varied selection of rainforest and landscaping plants. We supply community garden projects, privacy screening (see recent projects – Community Screening) and local landscapers. The Nursery also propagates and grows some of the traditional raw materials for sculpture and weaving done by Yalanji Arts. Other plants are grown here for cultural use. (see below a selection of .pdf fact sheets for cultural use plants taken from BBN Traditional Plant use books – full book available by order).

Nursery staff will be happy to discuss any future revegetation or landscaping projects you may have in mind. After you have determined what you need a forward order can ensure that your required plants are available. (Yalanji Nursery Order Form).

The ultimate aim of the Nursery is to continue as a sustainable enterprise, and gain a sound reputation for quality and reliability within its markets.

[Photos to be used here – Black Palm – tree and artefact / Lomandra – grass & weaving / Soap Leaf demo / Greenhouse shot / MGVC Screening / PoP house?]

Currently the Nursery is open 4 days per week. As we are not open to the general public, all visits to the Nursery require prior arrangement. Please either ring the office on (07) 4098 1305 or contact with your enquiry via the online contact form.

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