Native plants

Native plants
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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
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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
Autumn community giveaway​17 – 23 April 2021​Bankstown, Campsie and Panania Library and Knowledge Centres​A selection of plants will be available. Max. 4 plants per household.
Annual schools giveaway

Orders due by 17 June 2021
Plants will be delivered Week 1 to 4 in Term 3

Schools will be notified of the ordering process by email in mid-May. Up to 100 native plant seedlings will be available to each school, depending on demand.

National Tree DaySunday 1 August 2021Band Hall Reserve (dog park), BirrongFor more information or to register, visit the Tree Day website

Spring community giveaway

4 – 10 September 2021Chester Hill, Greenacre, Lakemba and Panania Library and Knowledge Centres

​A selection of plants will be available. Max. 4 plants 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 icon Your native garden: A guide to bring native plan​ts and animals back to your garden​

Map of CBCity Planting zones

Native Plant Selector


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