Green your garden with free plants from the mobile nursery

Council’s mobile nursery will travel to nine different locations between February and May, giving residents more opportunities to collect their free plants.

General homeowners and renters are entitled to six free plants each financial year under council’s Free Plant Program. These can be collected from Queens Park nursery or any of the mobile nurseries.

Simply bring along your current rates notice or a copy of your landlord’s rates notice if you are renting.

Mobile nurseries will take place at the following locations from 8 – 11am:

  • Redbank Plains Recreational Reserve, Cedar Road, Redbank Plains
    Saturday 8 February
  • Evan Marginson Park (near playground/picnic area), Woogaroo Street, Goodna
    Saturday 15 February
  • Brassall Shopping Centre (carpark), 68 Hunter Street, Brassall
    Saturday 29 February
  • Camira Community Centre, 389 Old Logan Road, Camira
    Saturday 14 March
  • Johnstone Park, 61 John Street, Rosewood
    Saturday 28 March
  • Grande Park, 40 Grande Avenue, Springfield Lakes
    Saturday 4 April
  • Raceview Shopping Centre, 64 Raceview Street, Raceview
    Saturday 18 April
  • George Palmer Park, Sealy Street, Silkstone
    Saturday 2 May
  • Karalee Shopping Centre (car park), 39/52 Junction Road, Chuwar
    Saturday 16 May

Council gives away up to 120,000 plants each year, with plant species grown at council’s nursery to suit local climate and soil conditions.

Owner occupiers of newly built homes (under 12 months old) are entitled to a one-off allocation of 25 plants in addition to their six free plants a year.

Read more:

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>>> Gardening with James Hilyard: Selecting the right plants for your yard

>>> Hard work to give away more than 100,000 free plants in a year


  1. Our landlord lives in Mackay & even after 11 years we’ve never had a copy of the rates notice. We do however receive a copy of the water bill. would that be sufficient?

    1. Hi Lorraine, thanks for your question. Council does not accept Urban Utilities bills, however residents who are renting properties can present their driver’s licence to the staff to collect their free plant issue. The driver’s licence must have the current Ipswich City Council address.

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