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    Gazania Free Gardens - Native Plant Swap

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    Do you have gazanias in your coastal garden?

    Want to replace them with FREE local native plants that are water-wise, resilient, and attract birds, butterflies, and animals?

    Do you live, own a home or business in the Cities of Marion & Holdfast Bay?

    Gazanias are a declared weed that harm our natural environment. They commonly 'escape' from gardens due to their effective seed dispersal, from being dumped in garden waste or are planted illegally. Once established in our coastal environments, they quickly outcompete local native plants and reduce habitat, food and shelter for local wildlife. They are costly to control and take valuable resources away from other important issues.

    If you're a City of Marion or Holdfast Bay coastal resident, holiday homeowner or business, you can help by getting involved in our native plant giveaway!

    What you need to do:

    • Register to attend the event on either Sunday 19 May, 1pm - 3pm at Cove Civic Centre (Hallett Cove) 
      OR Saturday 25 May, 11am - 1pm at Holdfast Bay Community Centre (Brighton).
      Please select only one event at the location most convenient for you, regardless of which council area you are in.
    • Carefully remove gazanias in your garden (maybe you have a single plant or a patch?).
    • Take a picture of the gazanias removed from your garden, do not bring them with you.
    • Dispose of the gazanias carefully in your green waste bin (don't dump or transport them elsewhere).
    • Come along on the date you have booked with a bucket, show us your picture, and we'll send you home with 10 local coastal plants.
    • We'll also provide you with a free 'Coastal Gardens planting guide'.

    Book now to secure your place. Limited native plants are available (limit of 10 plants per household/business applies).

    Need help identifying gazanias? Find out more at PIRSA. For further questions, please contact:

    • Green Adelaide's Coastal Conservation Officer, Matt Endacott: mendacott@holdfast.sa.gov.au, OR
    • City of Marion Environmental Engagement Officer, Jess Mitchell: jess.mitchell@marion.sa.gov.au, OR
    • City of Holdfast Urban Greening Officer, Sam Buxton Stewart: sstewart@holdfast.sa.gov.au


    NOTE - only one order per household.


    Gazania Free Gardens is sponsored by Green Adelaide. It was originally developed as a collaborative project between Alexandrina Council, the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association, Middleton Town and Foreshore Association and Alexandrina Community Nursery. We thank them for allowing us to share this innovative project idea.

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