Plant giveaway - January 2020


Plant giveaway - January 2020

Published 29 January 2020

The City Renewal Authority gave away more than 800 plants to the community on Tuesday 21 January to make way for new varieties of ornamental flowers and foliage to reflect the upcoming changing season.

The new plants made their way into people’s gardens and planter boxes, extending the lives of the plants. New seasonal plants are now back in the city’s public spaces, continuing to add greenery and colour.

The flower displays are an initiative of the City Renewal Authority, made possible through the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy.

crowd of people picking up plants, carousel in background


Attend the plant giveaway in Civic

Monday 20 January 2020

The city centre’s flower displays are getting a seasonal refresh and Canberrans can extend the life of the existing plants at a plant giveaway on Tuesday 21 January 2020.

About 800 plants from the outgoing flower displays will be on offer, including Arenaria, Argyranthemum, Bacopa Megacopa, Dianthus, Diascia, Lamium, Petunia, Phlox Gisele, Salvia and Heuchera.

The giveaway helps make way for the planter boxes to be refreshed with new varieties of ornamental flowers and foliage to reflect the upcoming changing season.

City Renewal Authority acting chief executive Craig Gillman said the flower displays were part of the authority’s work to make the city centre’s public spaces more attractive and welcoming.

“These particular flower displays in several of our public spaces in Civic and Braddon help to bring colour and greenery to the city’s public spaces for the benefit of the community,” Mr Gillman said.

“As the seasons change, we refresh our flower displays with more seasonal varieties, but we don’t want the existing plants to go to waste. We want them to find a second life in people’s gardens or planter boxes.”

The community is invited to attend the plant giveaway at noon tomorrow (Tuesday 21 January) in City Walk, near the carousel. A limit of four plants per person will apply so that everyone has a chance to pick something up.

The flower displays are an initiative of the City Renewal Authority, made possible through the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy.