What a year 2021 has been! We expected to have some return to normalcy after the dust settled from last year’s bushfires and COVID-19, but as we know these challenges continued and our priority was to work through this environment while supporting our teams and community.
We have seen our Production team continue to deliver fantastic plants and outstanding customer service. We solidified relationships with new commercial customers by delivering advanced stock for their wholesale nurseries, as well as bulk tube stock for large infrastructure improvement planting projects.
We also joined forces with three other Australian Disability Enterprise Nurseries to work together on large infrastructure projects which resulted in growing 41,000 plants for the Moordialloc Freeway Project. This project has a total of 1 million plants as part of the revegetation and amenity planting!
In addition to these projects we have also begun working with the Department of Transport and North East Maintenance Alliance to revegetate along the Hume Freeway.
We have also been privileged to contribute to the enhancement and healing of our beautiful region by supplying plants to bushfire recovery, and Bush for Birds projects – a legacy we are all proud of.
Our Retail space has been busier than ever, and more challenging than ever. The continued lockdowns have had an impact, however we enjoyed having our customers return once lockdowns were lifted!
Our team continue to keep the nursery looking gorgeous and well stocked, and continues to offer our new and returning customers a great experience. The team has gone above and beyond over the last 12 months displaying resilience, and deep commitment to our business.
Some of the feed back from our team mates over the last 12 months has been just how much they value working at Park Lane Nursery. There have been periods where we have had to close due to lockdown, and in our regular check ins with staff they have all noted how much they were missing coming to work – it was certainly wonderful when we were all able to come back together again.
We are all looking forward to the next 12 months – no doubt there will be challenges, but so many opportunities too!
Merry Christmas, and stay safe from the team at Park Lane!