parks and gardens of the Northwest …

Over the last 17 years, I have been turning the parks and gardens of Pilbara and Kimberley towns into havens for local fauna, by replacing and returning colourful native species in place of weeds and exotics like palms and crotons.

It’s been a long process, convincing the authorities that a change was needed, then learning the species, collecting seeds from the region, and growing them back in my backyard nursery, along with the help of many people doing work for the dole.

You can see them see them in the bush as well on

Some examples seen here in Broome, click to zoom:

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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2 Responses to parks and gardens of the Northwest …

  1. Great work, Tom! Keeping brand in the fire here for the wild horses in the wild. Much backwardness though, but am not giving up. Best wishes to you and Libby! Craig. P.S. Was just a week visiting a remote here, hardly any left and greatly outnumbered by cattle. Profuse vegetation and water due to record breaking precipitation

    • Tom Harley says:

      Thanks for your comment Craig, I have been watching the weather over there closely. Rain is always good except when the dams were threatened. We had a very wet summer, too, loads of grass, so fire will be a problem later. Well below average at night lately, so have just got the heater out!

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