Native nursey springs into Braybrook

Dinjerra Primary School principal Natalie Vulic, Kylie Kirk, Karlee Griffiths, and Fraser MP Dr Daniel Mulino. (Supplied)

A glorious patch of Australian bush has been re-created in the grounds of Braybrook’s Dinjerra Primary School.

The garden was designed by school council president Kylie Kirk and vice president Karlee Griffiths.

Neither Kylie or Karlee, known affectionately around the school as the Special Ks, had any experience in garden design but worked tirelessly for months to build the space.

The pair said that apart from the kangaroo paw plants from Western Australia, all the plants in the native garden were indigenous to the area

“We are hopeful that all the plants have survived the wet weather and will bloom in spring,” Kylie said.

“The garden is so colourful that the children are just drawn to the plants. We have to keep reminding them they can look but not touch.”

The primary school received a $10,000 grant as part of the ‘Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee’ program which encourages groups to plant regionally-appropriate species that enhance the tree canopy.

The native garden features hop bush, Australian indigo, billy buttons, grevilleas and callistemons which all blend to create a red, orange and yellow colour theme.