During one of our frequent trips to the Blue Mountains seeking a suitable property we called in at the Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve and Nursery.
Over 4 decades ago our first home was in Glenbrook and at this time joined the APS (then the Society for Growing Australian Plants) and helped set up the Reserve.
Like everywhere else the Reserve is suffering from on the extended drought. In the early days the creek that flows through the Reserve was constantly running. Now it is bone dry.
On a more positive note we were very impressed by the nursery. Phil, the nursery manager, is doing a great job. There is huge range of interesting native plants from tubes to advanced stock. If we had already purchased a property we could see any number of plants that would find a home in our new garden.
Illustrated is a Thomasia species that would certainly go into our plant shopping basket.
Also we will be able to donate plants to the nursery with some of the results of our propagating activities.