Community Planting Week

Community Planting Week, runs from Sunday 26 March to Sunday 2 April. It’s all part of the joint effort to grow our urban forest to enhance tree canopy and biodiversity across public and private land in Glen Eira. 

Join our Community Planting Week activities and help make our green spaces healthier and more attractive to birds and insects.

Activities, including a plant giveaway, community planting session and school planting session. These will show how easy and enjoyable it is to enhance our outdoor spaces by planting Indigenous species that fit into small areas and have a big effect on environmental health.

Plant giveaway

Come and pick up a free plant for your garden. More than 1,500 small, indigenous plants will be given away to Glen Eira residents on the first weekend of planting.

Sunday 26 March, various locations

  • Halley Park, Jasper Road, Bentleigh — 9am to 9.45am
  • Koornang Park, Koornang Road, Carnegie — 10.15am to 11am
  • Hopetoun Gardens, Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick — 11.30am to 12.15pm

Community planting day

​Join us at Wattle Grove Reserve in McKinnon for a community planting day to help increase habitat for native fauna in our public open space. Round up your family, friends and neighbours to help plant around 2,000 shrubs, groundcovers, and grasses.

Local naturalist Gio Fitzpatrick will be there to share his knowledge about indigenous plants so you can enhance biodiversity in your own garden, no matter how big or small.

Free event and everyone is welcome. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring gloves if you have them. BYO water bottle.

Sunday 2 April, 10am to 12pm
Wattle Grove Reserve, McKinnon 

Bookings encouraged.

School planting activities

Two days during Community Planting Week will be dedicated to school planting activities at Mallanbool Reserve, Murrumbeena, involving students in activity that reinforces the message of biodiversity as something that enhances the quality of life in Glen Eira.