Does Council supply trees to residents?
Yes, Council allocates 2 free plants per property, per year.
In keeping with Council's strong commitment to the "Greening of Blacktown" Blacktown City residents are entitled to collect two free plants per household to plant around their homes each financial year. Residents can collect their annual allocation of plants from Council's Nursery (Kent Street, Blacktown inside the Showground). The Nursery is open to the public from 9am to 3pm Tuesday - Friday. Residents can only collect their annual allocation once per financial year from the nursery.
Proof of residence in the Blacktown LGA will be required (eg: Rate Notice, Drivers Licence).
If you need more information on looking after your plants see Councils new plant care fact sheet
Saturday Nursery Openings
The Nursery will open on certain Saturdays to accommodate residents who cannot make it to the nursery during normal business hours. Proposed dates for 2016 are:
- Saturday 14 May – 9am to 12 noon
- Saturday 31 October – 9am to 12 noon
Travelling Plant Giveaways
Between August and October we carry out the ‘Travelling Plant Giveaway’ program at various locations.
A limit of two plants per residential allotment applies at each event.
- There will be 2,500 plants available at each event to residents from the Blacktown City Local Government Area, so first in first served.
- Residents must bring along proof of residency.
Dates and locations for 2016 have not yet been confirmed but will be announced on this website and the I Love Blacktown facebook page.
For more information call Council on 9839 6000
Nursery Volunteer Program
Are you looking for volunteering opportunities that involve growing plants and general gardening activities?
Then the Nursery Volunteer Program could be for you!
Click here for more information.
To register your interest in the program, please visit Council’s volunteer page Showground at http://apps.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/forms/volunteer.cfm and complete the ‘Volunteer Registration of Interest’ form, or if you do not have access to the internet please Council’s Volunteer Coordinator on 9839 6000.