Our First Online Native Plant Sale!

31 July, 2020

Thank you to everyone who helped us trial our first Online Native Plant Sale over the last few weeks.

Following the cancellation of our normal May Plant Sale due to COVID-19, we were keen to find a way to continue providing beautiful native plants for sale. As the pandemic and restrictions evolved, the decision was made to hold an online plant sale on our website with a “click and collect” style pick up. We are very grateful to BGPA staff who  advised and assisted with the planning and were thrilled to have the opportunity to trial our new Online shop.

Our initial offering was to members-only, as a thank you for their continued support and a benefit of membership of the Friends. Members enthusiastically shopped online for varieties from Anigozanthus hybrid, Kings Park Royale to Hibbertia stellaris, Orange Stars.

Soon after, the sale was opened to the public, who appreciated the opportunity to access the high-quality native species grown by our volunteers in the Kings Park Nursery. Using a “click and collect” style pick up, our customers came in droves over the course of a weekend to collect their beauties.

A big thank you to our team of volunteers who gave up their time to grow, sort, pack the plants and assist with the collection weekend – we really appreciate you! The happy faces of our members and customers collecting their plants was heartwarming.

Some comments from our customers

Fantastic!

I would just like to say that the recent online plant sale was fantastic! Really organised, really user friendly, and really well set up with health/safety in mind. I would like to say a big thank you to all the KP staff and the volunteers who made it such a success!

Wonderful!

I also wanted to feedback – the process was so wonderful!  Well done to all who organised the sale – definitely a nice way to shop and collect.

Gorgeous!

Just wanted to congratulate you on such a smooth operation for the online plant sale. Ordering was easy ( loved the pictures & descriptions) and pickup was so easy. And all the bagging, labelling great so please thank the hard-working volunteers and a big thanks to you. My plants are gorgeous – so excited to watch them grow & bloom!

Thanks!

Just to say thanks for organising the online plant sale. It seemed to go very well and it’s the best time to plant. I’m glad the friends had first choice, it might encourage more of the public to join.

Convenient!

My friends really liked the arrangement of the pages and links and  various ways of searching for plants and found the ordering process convenient.  They liked it so much that they bought more plants than they planned and one even preferred it to our usual park sale.

Success!

Thanks for the update Helena and all the work you and Alex have done for us in order to make the sale happen and be such a success!