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.
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
Nursery Open Day
Throughout 2014, Council will again hold three Nursery Open Days on Saturdays to accommodate residents who cannot make it to the nursery during normal business hours. Residents can only collect their annual allocation once per financial year from the nursery.
Please click her to view our Nursery Open Day Flyer 2014
Travelling Plant Giveaways
There will also be more opportunities to collect free plants in 2014 with the annual Travelling Plant Giveaway and the Local Government Week Free Plant Giveaways from August through to October. Keep an eye out in your local newspaper or here on Council's website for further details
Dates for 2014 - Travelling Plant Giveaway_2014.pdf
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.