Free Tree Society’s nursery is located on Jalan Limau Purut in Bangsar (opposite the Bangsar Aman apartments; please go to ‘Contact Us’ to view a Google Map). We don’t have a street number so keep a lookout for the green Balinese flags that adorn our site.
We received the keys to our nursery from our generous sponsors, BRDB, in September 2013. There’s lots of work to be done to turn the site into a magical and lush garden that we hope will inspire others, and fulfill our goal of fostering a love of nature and the environment.
Already we’ve had many visitors from the neighbourhood pop by with kind words, promises to volunteer, and, even better, gifts of plants and seeds!
We look forward to nurturing this community spirit and watching it grow.
In December 2013 we added a few improvements to the nursery. Freudenberg helped to dig and install a pond in just one day!
This pond is a beautiful addition to the nursery and is especially loved by visiting children who love to observe the dragonflies and fish (we have guppies, goldfish, a fighting fish and others). It is stocked with a range of water plants like hyacinths, water canna, pegaga, arrowhead, typha, water cabbage, and duckweed.
Then, in January 2014, under the MALAKOFF Leadership program, engineering students from UNITEN helped to build a rainwater harvester, hand rails, garden table and a seed depository.
In February 2014, volunteers Gillie and Reid built a party sized BBQ to use for cookouts at future giveaways and planting days.
Next on the list was a composter for breaking down all our green waste. This was completed in April 2014.
Still to go, paths and landscaping. We won’t stop until the whole nursery is gorgeous and inspiring. Watch this space!
September 2014 Update
We’ve added a sunshine garden to our nursery and this is where we have created a Fairy Garden for the children to play in.
We continue to landscape. we’ve landscaped about 50% of the garden. There seems like so much to go but we are already reaping the benefits from what has been planted – we have an abundance of cuttings, seeds and we are also being rewarded with fruit! Our pink guava, lime, musk orange and passion fruit plants all produced. The papaya plant turned out to be a male with a profusion of flowers.
It is now October 2014 and we have completed our pop-up store (and stocked it with a small range of garden equipment and fertilizers and pesticides) and the back paths.
February 2015, we installed an irrigation system to help our Water Goddesses with their requisite watering tasks. The bigger our nursery grows and the more plants we have the tougher their job gets – watering was taking almost 2 hours! The 4 separate systems cover the whole nursery and keep ensure our plants stay lush and green.
0 Next project is the Wilderness Garden. Watch this space.