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Verge Garden

Late autumn and winter is the perfect time to plant a verge garden.

We encourage verge gardens that are waterwise, aesthetically pleasing and that reflect our natural, built and adopted environment.

This not only improves the beauty of our Town, but has a number of environmental benefits, such as increasing biodiversity and providing habitats for birds, lizards, bees and other animals.

The Town encourages converting lawns to low-growing vegetation with benefits including:

  • reduced water and fertiliser use
  • creation of ecological corridors for fauna (birds, reptiles and insects)
  • assisting stormwater infiltration (rainwater that drains off roofs, roads and buildings and flows into gutters, waterways and eventually groundwater, oceans and rivers)
  • enhancing biodiversity
  • developing the Town’s individual character and forming a ‘sense of place’.

Developing waterwise verge gardens

If you would like to install or upgrade your own verge garden please read through the Town’s Verge Treatment Guideline and submit your application form, approval will be required from the Town of Mosman Park before works commence.

Verge Treatment Guideline & Application Form

Verge Treatment Policy

Wildflowers and other Local Native Plants for your garden

Native Plant Subsidy Scheme

The Native Plant Subsidy Scheme is offered in May each year. Residents can purchase up to 80 native plants for $1.75 each (while stocks last) from APACE Nursery in North Fremantle. Residents must bring proof of their address with them to be eligible for the Scheme.

Apace Nursery

1 Johannah Street
North Fremantle WA 6159
Phone: 9430 5729