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All plants are $1 each.

To enquire about the current stock list and to order, please contact ngilbert@investigator.sa.edu.au 

All plants are grown by Investigator College students.

All of our stock is provincial – meaning that the seeds are collected within a 30 Km radius of the College. This preserves our local genetic diversity and your plant will have a greater chance against pests and diseases as it has evolved with the pests and disease from this area.

All students from Reception to Year 12 contribute to the nursery. Many of the seeds are collected by Junior School students and plants such as pigface are propagated by the Receptions. Middle School students and our Year 11s also collect a lot of seeds and propagate and care for the plants.

Helpful information

Paying for your plants – Please contact Accounts on 8551 0900 or email Accounts if you wish to pay for your plants using a credit card, or pop into Senior School Administration if you wish to pay cash.
You can also submit this Payment Form to the College to pay.

Ordering more plants – Please contact ngilbert@investigator.sa.edu.au New plants are becoming available all the time. Spread the news. We are very grateful for all orders.

Watering your tube stock – until you plant your plants, you will need to water the plants daily. Keep the plants in a protected location until planting. They will dry out very quickly in the tubes.

Recycling your plant pots and trays – Please return your pots and trays to thee College for recycling when you have finished with them.

Tree Guards – Plant tend to thrive when protected by a tree guard. If you wish to purchase recycled cor-flute tree guards and hardwood stakes Please Email Nat Gilbert ngilbert@investigator.sa.edu.au They are usually about $3.00 new and can be purchased for $1 each.

Planting in dry conditions – dig a hole as deep as your shovel (about a hole equivalent to half a bucket of water). Fill the hole with water and allow the water to drain once or twice. Plant your plant and ensure a small mound is around it to catch any rain.  You may need to water the plant weekly until the rains have set in.

Why plant native species? Local native species will quite often require minimal watering and are best suited to your local growing conditions. Growing indigenous plants in your garden helps extend patches of native fauna and attracts native wildlife to your garden.

What are the plants for? Whilst many of the plants are supplied to farms or local conservation groups for revegetation activities, some of the species are available for sale to the wider community.
These natives (many of which are found locally) are suited to residential gardens on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Where does the money go? Money collected from plant sales is invested back into the nursery program to purchase materials and expand resources.
Plants are supplied as tube stock.

Some plants may be available in pots at $3 per pot.

Please contact Natalie Gilbert on: ngilbert@investigator.sa.edu.au if you have any questions.

*Please check plant list on the website regularly, as the list is updated as plants sell out.

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