Who can apply
Residents can volunteer to plant a public roadside or reserve near them with free native plants from the Council. This work not only benefits the community but also our native biodiversity.
When to apply
Applications for the 2021 planting season are now closed. Applications for the 2022 planting season will open 1st February 2022 for six weeks or until we reach capacity.
How to apply
From planning to planting, here are the steps to ordering plants.
1.) Choose a suitable area to plant in
Road reserves and verges
Council reserve land
- If your property connects to a public park or reserve, this may be an area where you can plant.
- Community groups often run restoration projects in these areas. Check to see if planting is already underway in your area before starting something independent.
- Volunteer outdoors- Environmental community groups
- Planting must be under 1.5 metres if under powerlines or near bridge structures.
- You cannot plant on a property that is for sale.
2.) Prep your site
Before planting, the area must be cleared of weeds and prepared appropriately.
Weeding is a patience game but it's worth the wait. Some weeds grow back and will take several removals which will affect your re-planting timeline.
Find out about weeds and re-planting wait-times: Weedbusters
3.) Decide how many plants you need
Most volunteers receive 10-20 plants. Some groups who are restoring heavily weeded areas, planting beside a stream, or stabilising a bank can receive up to 30 plants.
The general rule for planting is one plant per square metre.
4.) Order your plants online
Applications for the 2021 planting season are now closed.
5.) We process your request
Once we receive your application we will review it and get in touch if there are any issues. In August we will confirm applications and plant pickup details.
6.) You receive your plants
Plants must be collected from the nursery in September – we are unable to deliver them.
Now it's time to get planting!
Call the Contact Centre 04 499 4444 to add your plants to the No-Cut/No-Spray Register to protect them in their early days.
Maintain and enjoy your planting.
Phone: 04 389 9729
Address: 32 Emerson Street, Berhampore, Wellington 6023