Snapshot

  • Self-guided Walks


    Staying fit and healthy is just a walk in the Park! Download our free Centennial Park walking apps - available for Apple and Android smartphones. More info and download links here.

  • Swamp Closures


    Lachlan Swamp will close on days above 36C to minimise disturbance to the Flying Foxes. There will be no access to visitors.

  • Centennial Park History Book


    Our great new book on the history of Centennial Park is now on sale, and can be ordered online. Great gift idea. More info.

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Nursery Growing Group

Nursery Growing GroupThe Centennial Parklands Foundation funded the construction of a plant propagation and nursery facility which opened in September 2009 and is still thriving today.

Plant sales are held on the Saturday before Mothers Day and Fathers Day and also in December (see the Centennial Parklands ‘What’s On’ closer to the date). Money raised from the sales goes directly back into the group to enhance facilities and help continue the great work.

Each year around 900 hours of work is delivered by the Growing Group volunteers!

The Growing Group volunteers focus on propagating and selling plant species found within the Parklands' Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub (ESBS) threatened species sites, and also the exotic species found growing within the Parklands' Horticultural displays.

Propagation of the ESBS species will increase community awareness of the Parklands threatened species areas, whilst the propagation of exotics for plant sales will increase community knowledge of the plants used within the Parklands horticultural precinct.

The Group also attracted a grant of $5,500 from the Australian Chinese Charity Foundation to go towards Nursery improvements.

 

Upcoming dates

The Volunteer Growing Group is held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.