Native plants

Native plants
Photo of pink flowers on a tree
Our unique local plants rightfully call the area their own, and we make every effort to protect native plants which assist in our eco-system. Local Plants biodiversity canterbury bankstown Our unique local plants rightfully call the area their own, and we make every effort to protect native plants which assist in our eco-system. Environment
photo of Eucalyptus Tree

 

Native plants are a good choice in gardens as they use less water than many non-natives and establish quickly. They are also great at attracting native animals and insects back into our area by providing shelter and food.​

Every year, Council offers free native plant seedlings to residents and schools to help our community create habitat.

  

Event Date Location/s Details
Annual schools giveawayOrders due by 12 June 2019

Plants will be delivered Week 1 to 4 in Term 3
 Seedlings are available to all schools in the Canterbury-Bankstown. A letter of offer will be emailed to all local principals in May 2019. Interested staff should contact Council for further information.
National Tree Day28 July 2019
  • Band Hall Reserve
  • Auburn Road, Birrong
Native seedlings will be available as part of NTD celebrations. Come along to help plant a few trees and enjoy a free BBQ from 11am.
Autumn community giveaway31 August-6 September 2019
  • Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre​​
Limit of four native plant seedlings per household.

 

Plant giveaways are promoted in local newspapers, through Council's social media channels and on cb.city/whatson. For library opening hours, please visit the locations and memberships page.

Native plants are available for purchase throughout the year from these local nurseries:

Creating a native garden​

Our local area is home to a wide variety of plants and animals and your garden is an important habitat haven for them. A new guide is available to help you create habitat at home.

PDF iconYour native garden: A guide to bring native plan​ts and animals back to your garden​

Clean and Green e-Newsletter

Our Clean and Green E-newsletter is the best way to keep up-to-date on the latest news and events about environmental events and free events in the City of Canterbury Bankstown.

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For more information, call Council's Natural Resource Management team on 9707 9000.