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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.


Location

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.

 
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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

Shrubs

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