Prefer the veggie patch to a bar, or the garden bed to a club dancefloor? Find romance among the plants with someone who shares your gardening passion.

Brisbane’s first “speed-planting” event, Landcare for Singles, is being held at Colmslie Beach Reserve at Murrarie this Saturday 15 February.

SEQ Catchments Community Partnerships Manager Louise Orr says it will be a great opportunity to weed out singles who share an interest in the natural environment.

“We wanted to bring people together to care for the Brisbane River in a creative and fun way,” says Orr. “So whilst you’re getting to know your planting partners, you will also be helping restore our beautiful river.”

The event will begin at 8am and features a gourmet breakfast, live music and yoga along with the planting of native flora.

Part of the Brisbane River Corridor Project, an initiative of Brisbane Catchments Network Inc, Landcare for Singles will help to restore the waterway as well as match up potential mates.

“Even if you don’t meet the partner of your dreams, you’ll be helping the environment big time as well as meeting lots of other like-minded folk,” says Orr.

SEQ Catchments Limited Spokesperson Sibel Korhaliller says the event is open to everyone, even those who have no gardening experience.

“All the hard work has been done, you don’t even have to dig a hole,” she says. “You just have to put the tree in the hole! The planting takes about an hour and then breakfast will be served and the yoga and other activities will follow.”

 Interested in finding the roots of love? Head along to Colmslie Beach and you might just find a planting-partner!