Native Plant Giveaways

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Native Plant Giveaways Spring 2023 – by appointment only

We have scheduled a series of native plant giveaway days at Warada Ngurang Community Nursery across October 2023.

Each residential property in Hornsby Shire is entitled to four free native plants per year. To pick up your plants, please book an appointment to visit Warada Ngurang Community Nursery. Our friendly staff and nursery volunteers will provide expert advice to assist you in selecting 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.

Dates are:

  • Saturday 14 October from 9am-2pm
  • Wednesday 18 October from 9am-12.30pm
  • Saturday 21 October from 9am-2pm


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

To make a booking

To book a time please use our online booking service.

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.

There will be a total of three Native Plant Giveaways – Spring 2023, held on a Wednesday or Saturday. The first event will be on Saturday 14 October. To find all dates and times, please click the booking link on this webpage.

No. Residents can make a booking and attend any one of the four Native Plant Giveaways – Spring 2023, no matter what suburb they live in.

Bookings are essential and will open at 9am on Monday 18 September. To make a booking, please click the booking link on this webpage. You will be able to select a 30-minute time slot. After you select a session and enter your details, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure that only one booking per residential 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 and volunteers 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 – Spring 2023 program, residents are strictly limited to attending the nursery at their pre-booked time. Only one booking per property per year is permitted under this program.

Yes. To receive free plants at the Native Plant Giveaways – Spring 2023 program, 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.

We will hold more Native Plant Giveaways – in 2024, with dates to be advised early next year. Please keep an eye on Council's website and Facebook page for details.

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