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Free Plant Day

Extra Tickets For This Saturday!

Due to the success of our booking system to help reduce ques and our nursery team being able to make more stock available Council is able to release another 400 tickets for this weekend’s Free Plant Give Away on the 17th of September. There will be an additional 200 tickets for the morning session from 8:30am and then another 200 tickets for our afternoon session from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Please come down and meet our great nursery team and get four free plants.

Extra tickets will be available from 5pm Wednesday the 14th of September!

Each year, the community is invited to a Free Plant Day at City of Parramatta’s Nursery located at Cowell’s Lane Reserve Nursery in Ermington. This year’s spring event will be run over 4 Saturdays in September. It is recommended to beat the queues and wait times by booking in your attendance and get the first selection of available stock. 

Key Event Information 

  • This event is only for residents of City of Parramatta Council.
  • A booking is required prior to entering the event. Subject to stock availability a non-ticketed extra day* will be run for left over stock on the last Saturday of September.    
  • Bookings are one ticket per household and proof of residential address is required on the day to enter the event. Example types of proof of residential address may include:
    - Drivers licence
    - Rates  Notice (date to be within 1 year of event)
    - Valid Driver's Licence
    - Property Tax Receipt
    - Posted Mail with name of applicant
    - Utility Bill
    - Lease Agreement or mortgage statement
    - Insurance Card
    - Voter Registration Card
    - College Enrolment Papers
    - Bank or credit card statement, insurance policy or bill
  • Addresses of attendees will be captured at entry to the event and multiple entries for the same address will not be allowed.
  • There is a zero tolerance to any aggressive behaviour. Staff are there to help and support our community!

Event Dates and Session Times

Ticketed Only Entry

Day 1 Saturday 3 September 2022

  • Morning Session 8:30am to 11:00am - Ticket Allocation Exhausted
  • Afternoon Session 11:30am to 2:00pm - Ticket Allocation Exhausted

Day 2 Saturday 10 September 2022

  • Morning Session 8:30am to 11:00am - Ticket Allocation Exhausted
  • Afternoon Session 11:30am to 2:00pm - Ticket Allocation Exhausted

Day 3 Saturday 17 September 2022

  • Morning Session 8:30am to 11:00am - Extra Tickets Allocation Exhausted
  • Afternoon Session 11:30am to 2:00pm

Non-Ticketed Entry

Day 4 Saturday 24 September 2022

*Non-ticketed day subject to stock availability and quality of remaining stock

The initiative provides the community with access to free plants which residents can use in their gardens to help make our neighbourhoods become cooler, greener and more liveable. The event allows the community to interact with Council horticulturalists and ask questions around growing and developing fantastic green spaces in our LGA. Due to the popularity of this initiative Council will be improving the format of the event and using a booking system to manage crowds and wait times. We will also be scheduling the event over four days. Council will also be doubling the amount of plants given away per booking from two plants to four plants per booking during this September’s event due to the cancellation of the last Free Plant Day in March. Please make sure to book in advance and come down to Council’s Free Tree Give Away.

Over the past five years, Council has planted more than 500,000 trees, native shrubs and ground covers across the Parramatta LGA. We also host one of the largest National Tree Day planting events in Australia, with about 1,000 residents planting more than 10,000 indigenous seedlings each year.

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