Garden theft leaves volunteers disappointed

Albany Advertiser
The passionfruit plant was taken in the last week
Camera IconThe passionfruit plant was taken in the last week Credit: Rainbow Coast Community Garden

An Albany community garden has been targeted by thieves again, leaving volunteers disappointed.

A passionfruit plant donated by Bunnings has disappeared from the Rainbow Coast Community Garden in the last week.

Staff took to social media today saying it was disappointing to see.

“It's very disappointing for people to take plants- we're growing this food for everybody to enjoy, so the thief isn't stealing from some anonymous corporation, they are stealing from their community and neighbours,” they said.

“And really, if they like passionfruit that much they only had to come back next year to pick some fruit.”

It’s not the first time the garden has been targeted.

In February this year, it was broken into with several plants stolen and broken, while damage was also done to the nursery.

Last year, the garden has one of their large water tanks stolen.

The garden now has a spare trellis for a passionfruit or another climbing plant and are asking the public for any plant donations.

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