DESPITE more plants available at the Friends of the Botanic Gardens’ Spring Plant Sale on Sunday, they sold out just as quickly.
An hour into the event at Orange Botanic Gardens, 100 people had already been through the gate and volunteers were restocking the shelves with more seedlings, for sale for as little as $2 each.
Volunteer Chris Mills said the natives had been especially popular with gardeners, including seedlings of a rare variation of the Giles mint bush only found on Mount Canobolas.
“They got burnt in the fire, but they’re recovering,” he said.
Anne and Owen Magill bought ground covers to complement their trees.
“The garden had been destroyed by the previous owner’s dog,” Mrs Magill said.
“I come every six months and the plants they sell here are really healthy.”
Mark and Jess Hodder wanted to start their garden after finishing their home.
“We chose evergreens that will bring some colour,” Mrs Hodder said.
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