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Kingston's Plant Giveaway

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Council’s regular planting activities, we have a surplus of indigenous plant stock to give away to Kingston residents.

Come and collect a free selection of native grasses and shrubs this Saturday 16 January (9am - 12pm) from the Kingston City Depot in Bonbeach. Collection will be outdoors via the Kingston City Depot Car Park. Please note all plants are in 50mm tubestock pots.

  • COVID-safe hygiene and physical distancing requirements will be in place.
  • Please limit the number of people attending and carry a mask with you.
  • In the event of extreme weather conditions, the event will be cancelled.

For all enquiries please contact Kingston’s Customer Care team on 1300 653 356.


Saturday 16 January 2021 | 9am - 12pm

Kingston City Depot, 116 Scotch Parade, Bonbeach

View the pick up location using Google Maps or see map below.


Free plant species available

Up to 20 plants per household are available for collection, until stocks last.

Native grasses represent an important habitat element for a variety of creatures:

  • butterflies and moths use some grasses as a safe space to lay their eggs
  • birds use grasses for nestbuilding
  • skinks and other lizards use grasses to shelter from birds
  • the seeds of some grasses provide a food source for many creatures.
Graminoids, Lilies and Irises

Austrostipa flavescens Coast Spear-grass

Austrostipa mollis Soft Spear-grass

Dianella brevicaulis Small-flower Flax-lily

Eragrostis brownii Common Love-grass

Juncus pallidus Pale Rush

Lomandra longifolia Spiny-headed Mat-rush

Microlaena stipoides Weeping Grass

Poa labillardieri Common Tussock-grass

Poa sieberiana Grey Tussock-grass

Rytidosperma geniculatum Kneed Wallaby-grass

Rytidosperma setaceum Bristly Wallaby-grass


Acacia suaveolens Sweet Wattle

Acacia stricta Hop Wattle

Kunzea leptospermoides Yarra Burgan

Bossiaea cinerea Showy Bossiaea

Goodenia ovata Hop Goodenia

Indigofera australis Australian Indigo

Olearia ramulosa Twiggy Daisy-bush