Please present one of the following for issue of plants:
Issue of free plants will be for 2023/2024. Eftpos is the only method of payment at the Queens Park Nursery.
Ipswich City Council provides a Free Plant Program each financial year to assist residents in developing a greener and more beautiful Ipswich.
As an Ipswich resident you are entitled to free plants every financial year under the program and council endeavours to give away 120,000 plants per annum.
Plants species are chosen to suit local climate and soil conditions and are proudly propagated and grown in Ipswich City Council's production nursery.
|Type of resident/property/partner|| Maximum number|
|Residential/renters (including duplex/dual occupancy)||6 plants|
|Riparian allotments (on a river)||15 plants|
|Acreage (0.4ha - 4ha, 1 acre - 10 acres or 4000m² - 40,000m²)||15 plants|
|Homeowner (ratepayer) of newly built homes (under 12 months old)||25 plants|
|Peri-urban (4ha - 20ha, 10 acres - 50 acres or 40,000m² - 200,000m²)||30 plants|
|Habitat Gardens Partner||20 native plants|
Please complete the form below and submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the address shown at the top of the form:
The following documents must be presented to receive the above plant entitlements:
|Type of resident||Documents to be presented|
|Homeowner (ratepayer)||Current rates notice|
Homeowners (ratepayer) of newly build homes |
(under 12 months old)
Current rates notice and certificate of occupancy or Form 21 |
(obtained through your builder)
|Private renter||Your landlords current rates notice|
|Defence housing home occupant||
Defence housing rental book or letter from Defence Housing Australia authority|
(giving authorisation for resident to collect plants)
|Department of Housing and Public Works home occupant||Rental statement from the Department of Housing and Public Works|
|Habitat Gardens Partner||Current rates notice and your Habitat Gardens welcome letter|
|Queens Park Nursery Opening Hours|
|Address||Merle Finmore Avenue, Ipswich|
|Wednesday and Thursday||7.30 am to 12.00 pm and 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm|
|Saturday||8.00 am to 12.00 pm|
|Public holiday closures|
The Queens Park Nursery will be closed from Thursday 21 December 2023 until Saturday 6 January 2024.
Note: other Christmas holiday closure days will be listed closer to the time.
Ipswich residents are also able to purchase plants from the Queens Park Nursery provided proof of current residential location is confirmed at the time of purchase (e.g. driver licence). Customers not resident in the City of Ipswich cannot purchase plants from council nurseries. Please note that EFTPOS is the only method of payment accepted at council nurseries.
See below for a list of locations, dates and times. Please bring appropriate documentation as listed above.
|Fay Carr Park - 1 Joy Chambers Court, Ripley||Saturday 5 August 2023||8.00 am – 11.00 am|
|Sandra Nolan Park - 4-36 Cedar Road, Redbank Plains (Greening your Suburb planting)||Saturday 12 August 2023||8.00 am – 11.00 am|
|Riverview and District Community Centre - 138 Old Ipswich Road, Riverview||Saturday 19 August 2023||8.00 am – 11.00 am|
|Mains Street, Marburg (Greening your Suburb planting)||Saturday 2 September 2023||8.00 am - 11.00 am|
|Goupong Park - 2A Collingwood Drive, Collingwood Park||Saturday 16 September 2023||8.00 am - 11.00 am|
|Johnston Park - 61 John Street, Rosewood||Saturday 7 October 2023||8.00 am - 11.00 am|
|Langley Park - 4 Langley Park, Camira||Saturday 14 October 2023||8.00 am - 11.00 am|
|Tulmur Place - Nicholas Street Precinct, Ipswich (Sustainable Inspiration Day event)||Saturday 21 October 2023||8.00 am - 11.00 am|
|Ripley Providence Centre – 6 Amity Way, South Ripley||Saturday 4 November 2023||8.00 am - 11.00 am|
|Redbank Plains Recreational Reserve - Cnr Cedar Road & Moreton Avenue, Redbank Plains||Saturday 18 November 2023||8.00 am - 11.00 am|