GREEN THUMB: Volunteers work to beautify the old Monto railhouse with a garden.
GREEN THUMB: Volunteers work to beautify the old Monto railhouse with a garden. Jack Lawrie

Monto rail garden chuffs along

COMMUNITY support has helped get the Monto Magic Railway Garden off the ground.

On Sunday, a number of volunteers came out to set up plants outside the old railway station building to turn it into a relaxing place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and a view of the Coominglah Range.

There was a good variety of plants, all donated by people from the town.

Most came in pots, but the group was also setting up some tyre planters.

Monto Garden Club president Barry Wait said the main thing the plants needed was manpower to keep them maintained.

"It won't take a lot because once you get the plants together it doesn't take long to be able to put them in and keep them going,” Mr Wait said.

"If people come twice a week, or through winter only once a week, we can keep it all going.”

Monto Magic Tourism president Liz Robertson said getting people to look after the plants was on the agenda.

"We need to get it all set up and of people are interested and would like to come and water them, that would be good,” Mrs Robertson said.

"Paul and Kerri who live at the RV stop could do it a little but, but they're also busy and I'd like to get the community involved.”


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