1000 plants to be given away tomorrow in Civic and Braddon

Released 25/02/2019

Civic and Braddon’s flower displays are getting a refresh and the community is invited to take home the existing plants by participating in the City Renewal Authority’s plant giveaway tomorrow.

More than 1000 plants will be on offer, with the aim for all of them to be reused by the community.

City Renewal Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow said the flower displays were part of the authority’s work to bring vibrancy and interest to the city precinct’s public spaces.

“We have been trialing the flower displays in several public spaces since August last year, and received a positive response,” Mr Snow said.

“Initiatives such as the flower displays help toimprove people’s experience in public spaces, with the additional colour and greenery adding vibrancy and interest to particular locations.”

Plants that will be on offer in the giveaway tomorrow include Heucheras, Salvias, Lobularias, Helichrysums and Bracteanthas.

The plant giveaway makes way for the flower planters to be refreshed for autumn. The planters will be refilled with new species to reflect the changing season.

The community can attend the plant giveaway at 12.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday 26 February) across three different locations:

  • Latin American Plaza (corner of Marcus Clarke and Rimmer streets)
  • Lonsdale Street (near the rainbow roundabout)
  • Veterans Park (corner of Bunda and Mort streets)

It is hoped that by spreading the giveaway across three different locations, wherever people are living, working or playing in Civic and Braddon tomorrow, they can access the giveaway easily.

All plants across the three locations will be of a similar mix. Community members will be able to give the plants a new life in their gardens or planter boxes.  A limit of four plants per person applies.

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

Follow @cityrenewalCBR on social media for updates.

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