Miga Lake Flowers began as an idea for a flower farm, by twin brothers Brett and Mark McDonald over a decade ago. What started as an idea has now turned into a 200-acre enterprise that supplies the Australian domestic market and plans to export flowers to Japan and Holland.
The 200-acre farm is now a full-time enterprise that employs four other workers.
The farm primarily grows eucalyptus pleurocarpa, which is more commonly known as eucalyptus tetragona. It’s a Mallee tree and grows mainly in the sand hills at the bottom of Western Australia. It is grown primarily for export. The plant flowers in the summer and can be harvested year-round. After it flowers, the petals fall off and there is a white nut on the end of the branch. It’s popular in florists and is often used in weddings. The nut sits on the tree all year round so is harvested all year round. Seedlings are grown on farm and then planted onto the block.
Miga Lake Flowers is continuously expanding it's crops. The farm has grown in recent years to offer a wide variety of Australian native and other native type flowers. Brett is passionate about growing native flowers and is constantly researching new suitable varieties to offer. The farm has its own nursery where many of the farms bushes are grown from seeds and cuttings. This allows Brett to select only the best specimens for producing flowers.