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
Autumn community giveaway

28 March-3 April 2020

  • Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre

Limit of four native plant seedlings per household.

Your Native Garden Talk

28 March 2020
9.30am-10.30am

  • Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre

 

Ever wondered what plants would thrive best in your garden? Join us for a talk to learn how to incorporate native plants into your garden.

Make a native flower bouquetChester Hill

30 March 2020
11am-noon

Bankstown
31 March 2020
11am-noon

  • Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
    Bookings: 9707 9740

  • Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
    Bookings: 9707 9708

Learn about the diversity of Australian native plants and use a selection of in season natives to create your own bouquet to take home.

Annual schools giveaway

Orders due by 11 June 2020

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 2020. Interested staff should contact Council for further information.

National Tree Day

​2 August 2020
10am to 1pm

  • 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.

Spring community giveaway

5-6 September 2020

  • ​Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Panania Library and Knowledge Centre

​Limit of four native plant seedlings per household.

Your Native Garden Talk

​5 September 2020

  • ​Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre

​Ever wondered what plants would thrive best in your garden? Join us for a talk to learn how to incorporate native plants into your garden.

 

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


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