SISTERS BRANCH OUT WITH NEW VARIETIES AT NURSERY
LITTLE Leaves Nursery in Brandon, a new business in the Burdekin overseen by sisters Kirsten and Ree Loader, offers all things plants and also features a cafe.
The nursery offers a variety of indoor and outdoor plants, and will host floral arrangement courses.
Kirsten, who has experience as a business owner in the hospitality industry within the Burdekin, said she wanted to change her lifestyle and latched at the opportunity to lease the premises when it became available.
“We both love plants and that lifestyle and we thought if we could take over the nursery and add that hospitality element to it,” Ms Loader said.
“We are doing workshops fortnightly, but potentially looking at doing workshops more often. We are looking at some terrariums, taking care of indoor plants, there’s a whole range of things we are looking to expand into eventually.
Ree, who will look after the plants in the nursery, said they were trying to bring in some fruit trees and ferns.
“At the moment we are trying to get a larger range - it’s a trend at the moment with indoor plants.
“Eventually I’d like to start getting into the unusual far north tropical plants and some of the edible plants.”