Free gardening workshop to look after the estuary

Celebrity gardener, Neville Passmore, will be hosting a free workshop at the Leschenault Leisure Centre to share the secrets to having a great looking garden with less fertiliser, less money and less effort.

The community is encouraged to come and discover Neville’s expert tips on plants that will thrive in the Bunbury soil and climate, ask questions and have their garden problems solved. Neville will also reveal whether it’s possible to achieve a green, weed free lawn without fertiliser.

This two-hour interactive session aims to inspire and includes a light supper.

“You can have a beautiful, productive garden which doesn’t leach fertiliser and pesticides into waterways”, said Neville.

Estuaries that receive too much nutrients from fertiliser run-off have more algal blooms, more weeds and become less suitable for wildlife, such as dolphins, pelicans, blue manna crabs and fish.

“The good news is, we can all make small changes in our gardens to reduce our fertiliser use and keep the estuary healthy”, said Neville.

The workshop will be held from 5pm – 7pm on Thursday 21 June 2018 at the Leschenault Leisure Centre on Leisure Drive in Australind. Free tickets can be secured online at

This workshop is part of the State Government’s Regional Estuaries Initiative, in partnership with the Leschenault Catchment Council (LCC), to improve water quality in local waterways and the estuary. For more information about the Regional Estuaries Initiative go to

LCC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to sustainable, long term environmental conservation across the Leschenault Catchment.

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