Townsville Bulletin

SISTERS BRANCH OUT WITH NEW VARIETIES AT NURSERY

- SATRIA DYER-DARMAWAN

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.”

 ?? ?? Sisters, Ree (left) and Kirsten (right) Loader at the Little Leaves Nursery in Brandon. Picture: Satria Dyer-darmawan
Sisters, Ree (left) and Kirsten (right) Loader at the Little Leaves Nursery in Brandon. Picture: Satria Dyer-darmawan

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