Please present one of the following for issue of plants:
Free plants can be collected at either the Queens Park Nursery or at one of the Mobile Nurseries occuring throughout the year.
Issue of free plants will be for 2022/2023. 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|
Easter Saturday – 8 April 2023
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.
|Yamanto Central Shopping Centre - 488 Warwick Road, Yamanto||Saturday 20 May 2023||8.00 am - 11.00 am|
|Grande Park - 40 Grande Park Avenue, Springfield Lakes||Saturday 27 May 2023||8.00 am - 11.00 am|
|Community Environmental Day-Hardings Paddock, Purga||Saturday 10 June 2023||8.00 am - 11.00 am|