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Native Plant Giveaways

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April to June 2022

Native Plant Giveaways – by appointment only

We have scheduled 6 native plant giveaway events at the nursery over April, May and June.

Each residential property in Hornsby Shire is entitled to 4 free native plants per year.

To pick up your plants, please book an appointment to visit Warada Ngurang Community Nursery.

Our friendly staff will provide expert advice to assist you to select plants for your garden.

There will be a variety of native shrubs, groundcovers and trees to choose from.

Please bring along your rates notice or other document to verify you are a resident of Hornsby Shire.

Friday 29 April 2022 - Saturday 25 June 2022

Warada Ngurang Community Nursery 28 Britannia Street, Pennant Hills NSW 2120

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Frequently Asked Questions

The program invites residents from across Hornsby Shire to visit Council's Warada Ngurang Community Nursery on set days and times to select and take home some free native plants.

Each residential property in Hornsby Shire is entitled to receive four free native plants per year, all grown by volunteers and staff at Council's Warada Ngurang Community Nursery at Pennant Hills.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, native plant giveaways have not been held at the community nursery since 2019. With the recent loosening of restrictions, residents are warmly invited to book a time to visit Warada Ngurang Community Nursery to pick up some free plants.

There will be a total of six Native Plant Giveaways – April to June 2022 events, held on Friday mornings or Saturday afternoons. The first event will be held on Friday 29 April. To find all dates and times, please click on the TryBooking link on this webpage.

No. Residents can make a booking and attend any one of the six Native Plant Giveaways – April to June 2022 events, no matter what suburb they live in.

Bookings are essential and will open at 9am on Friday 22 April. To make a booking, please click on the TryBooking link on this webpage. You will be able to select one of six 30-minute timeslots for a Native Plant Giveaways – April to June 2022 event. After you select an event and enter your details, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure that only one booking per property is made under this program.

Warada Ngurang Community Nursery is located at 28 Britannia Street, Pennant Hills. For those driving, please park along Britannia Street.

There will be a good variety of native plant species to choose from at each session including grasses, groundcovers, shrubs, climbers and various-sized trees. Information will be provided so that residents can choose the plants that best suit their gardens. The plants will be in small pots (‘tubes’) and are easy to carry ‘as is’ or in reusable shopping bags (BYO).

We will have staff on hand to help you select the best plants for your needs. Information about each species on offer will be displayed on a poster, helping you choose species that will suit the growing conditions in your garden and the size of plant and features you desire. We suggest taking a photo of the poster so that these details are handy on your return home. There will also be 'How to Plant' flyers for you to take home.

Under the Native Plant Giveaways – April to June 2022 program, residents are strictly limited to attending the nursery at their pre-booked time. Only one booking per property is permitted under this program.

Yes. To receive free plants at a Native Plant Giveaways – April to June 2022 event, you need to provide evidence that you live within Hornsby Shire, so please bring along your driver's licence, rates notice or utility bill (digital or hard copy). Property addresses (but not names) of free plant recipients will be recorded by Council to monitor distribution and ensure the maximum number of plants per property is not exceeded.

Yes. If you are unable to attend Native Plant Giveaways – April to June 2022, please be assured that there will be other opportunities in 2022 to take home free native plants for your garden. Please keep an eye on Council's website and Facebook page for upcoming opportunities.

** COVID-19 Safety Rules

  • No walk-in visits permitted
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Minimise time at site

Check out the video below to see what could be achieved in your garden by using local native plants.