New gardeners' born from buy, swap, sell Facebook page
GARDENER Karyn Rollins couldn't believe it was true when she realised there wasn't a buy, swap, sell gardening group in Toowoomba.
"My first thought was 'we're the Garden City and we don't have anything like this here?'," she said.
So, she created her own. The Toowoomba Plants and Gardening Sale Yard went live 12 months ago on Facebook and now has more than 3000 members.
All along Ms Rollins wanted to start a gardeners market for Toowoomba, so she asked the members of the group for their thoughts.
"I had a great reaction so we started the Toowoomba Backyard Gardener's Market in November," she said.
"We've had a fantastic response so far, both from stallholders and the public."
She said the feedback was encouraging.
"We've got about 20 to 25 stallholders at the moment - no nurseries or big businesses, just the little guy who pots the plants and makes the items," she said.
The market is held monthly at the Toowoomba North State School back oval on Taylor St on the third Saturday of each month from 7am to 2pm.
Stallholders include specialised plants, garden art and outdoor furniture.