A sunny morning brought out more than 1,100 residents to claim their free native seedlings at the City of Gosnells first Plants for Locals event last Saturday.

Mayor David Goode said the event, held at the City’s Wilkinson Homestead Museum in Gosnells, was a great success, with people of all ages showing an interest in growing native plants in their home gardens.

“Through this partnership with the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group, the City was able to give away 10,000 native seedlings to make local gardens more water efficient and improve our area’s biodiversity,” he said.

“There was a great community vibe thanks to the good weather, activities and refreshments for attendees and helpful volunteers offering advice on gardening with native plants.

“For many, this was their first introduction to native plants and everyone seemed genuinely interested in choosing the right plants for their gardens – hopefully, this event has made a positive impact on local neighbourhoods and our environment.”

Plants for Locals, funded by the Federal Government’s Communities Environment Program, is one of many environmental projects run by the City of Gosnells.