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