With CDTLI you can “do your bit for the environment” and help to restore precious natural bushland around Townsville. You can also make new friends, develop your skills, get fit, and learn more .

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CDTLI is a not-for-profit organisation and your donation will contribute directly to local revegetation around Townsville. Use our secure Square system (green button) to donate online. You can also donate in person at the nursery, or contact us for other ways to donate.

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Becoming a member of CDTLI is a great way to get involved and support local landcare initiatives across the Townsville and surrounds, and become part of our community.


Bush Garden Nursery – Rowes Bay

We specialise in local provenance native plants for revegetation projects and home gardens. Our nursery is open Fridays and Saturdays 8 am – 2 pm.  For larger orders, commercial customers are invited to call for an appointment.

All our seeds are collected, processed, germinated and potted up in-house by our amazing volunteers.

We have a variety of volunteering opportunities for all walks of life. Contact our nursery supervisor on nursery@cdtli.org.au if you are interested in finding out more.


We are located at 56 Cape Pallarenda Road, Rowes Bay, under the wind turbine. 

Accessible Parking is also available. How to Get Here 

Plant Catalogue

Our seeds are all collected by our dedicated volunteers within 50 km of Townsville. By planting local provenance species, you are selecting species that have adapted to our unique dry tropics climate, giving your plants you buy the best chance of thriving in the Townsville climate. Our stock list is updated weekly. Click the link to see what we have in stock. All tube stock are only $3.50 each with all proceeds going back into maintaining our Landcare revegetation sites.

Planting Guide

We have created the perfect tool for choosing the right plant for your garden. Whether you are looking for a plant to attract butterflies and birds or need a plant that can handle waterlogged soil, we have the Guide for you. We have created a guide that allows you to search over 24 specific criteria grouped by plant types (Tall trees, shrubs etc). This guide will help you find the perfect plant for your garden or revegetation project

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· Guest post by Julia Hazel · Short answer: hard to predict. Long answer: please read on… Expect natural variation Native plants at CDTLI’s nursery are grown from locally-collected seed to maintain the natural characteristics of each species, including natural variability between individual plants. This variation between individuals is essential for native species to survive […] Read more

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· Guest post by Dave Pratchett · Goondaloo Creek Landcare site became the focus of my Landcare volunteering in 2019, soon after we moved to Townsville. Assisting with weed control and watering in the newly planted section opposite Tech NQ, I could look upstream to an area rejuvenated through years of sustained effort. But downstream […] Read more

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