Mother’s Day: Native pressie 

Fremantle mayor Hannah Fitzhardinge (far right) at the Apace Nursery in North Freo.

STRUGGLING to come up with an original gift for Mother’s Day?

Then why not get mum a half-price native plant from Apace Nursery, helping the environment, a local business and your mother’s garden all at once.

During May, Fremantle residents will be able to purchase up to 40 native plants for the subsidised price of just $1.75 each from the nursery, as part of a partnership with Fremantle council and the Water Corporation.

Just download and fill out the voucher from the City of Fremantle website, and take it to Apace Nursery in North Fremantle along with proof of residence like a rates notice or utility bill.

Fremantle mayor Hannah Fitzhardinge says it’s the perfect time to spruce up your garden with subsidised native plants.

“The City of Fremantle encourages all of our residents to consider establishing a waterwise native garden, which not only looks beautiful but also saves water and provides a habitat 

for native wildlife,” Mayor Fitzhardinge says.

“A lot of gardens felt the strain of the long hot summer we’ve just had, so May is the best time to get down to Apace Nursery, claim your half price plants and refresh your garden before the heat returns.

“For advice on choosing the right species you can have a look at the City of Fremantle’s Creating Your Verge Garden guide booklet, or just ask the friendly staff at Apace.

“As an added bonus this year, some lucky residents will also receive a free bag of native plant FOGO compost, made from the organic waste people have put into their FOGO bins.”

Apace Nursery is at 1 Johannah Street in North Fremantle and is open 8am-2.30pm Monday-Friday and 8am-12pm on Saturday.

Fremantle residents can also get free mulch at the Fremantle Recycling Centre and free street trees.

For more information about all these special offers for Fremantle residents visit

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