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Free gardening workshop and plant giveaway events

Friday 21 Apr 2023
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Coastal garden

City of Marion residents and business owners with properties near the sea are being invited to attend a free workshop on creating stylish and resilient coastal gardens using native plants.

The Coastal Gardens Workshop is being held at the Cove Civic Centre in Hallett Cove on Monday, May 8, from 7 pm to 8.30 pm.

The event is being facilitated by Green Adelaide's Coast and Seas Team and supported by City of Marion and City of Holdfast Bay.

The team will provide step-by-step advice on species selection, different landscaping styles, plant maintenance tips and what common garden plants to avoid because they're known to become environmental weeds.

Local plants will be on display at the workshop and attendees will have the opportunity to ask any native gardening questions.

All attendees will receive a free coastal gardens planting guide and a local native plant to take home.

Places are limited and registration is essential and can be made HERE

Following the Coastal Gardens Workshop, free native plant giveaway days are being held in late May as part of the ‘Gazania Free Gardens’ program.

Eligible residents, holiday homeowners or businesses in the coastal areas of the Cities of Marion or Holdfast can receive 10 native coastal plants in exchange for removing any gazanias removed from their property garden.

Gazanias are identified as invasive weeds many areas. For more information head to Gazania - PIRSA

Residents and businesses who wish to access the free native plants need to register HERE for one of two plant pick-up events.

Residents, holiday homeowners or businesses in the coastal areas of the Cities of Marion or Holdfast can register for one of two days – either Sunday, May 21, 1 pm to 3 pm at the Cove Civic Centre in Hallett Cove, or Saturday, May 27, 12 pm to 2 pm at the Holdfast Bay Community Centre.

Applicants are asked to carefully remove a gazania plant or plants from their garden, take a photograph, dispose of the plants in their green waste bin, come along to a nominated pick-up day and show the gazania picture to receive a bucket of 10 local coastal plants and a free 'Coastal Gardens planting guide'.

More information is available HERE

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