Wattle Day GiveAway to ACT schools

ACT City Services – ACT Urban Treescapes and Yarralumla Nursery

City Services are giving away hundreds of symbolic Golden Wattles (the national floral emblem – Acacia pycnantha) and other wattles next week for planting in school grounds for National Wattle Day.

More than 36 primary schools, high schools and colleges in the ACT have registered to pick up their wattles from the Yarralumla Nursery (28-29 August). These seedlings will be planted for a wide range of purposes for National Wattle Day (Friday 1 September). This first-time give away marks the 35th anniversary of Acacia pycnantha becoming Australia’s official national floral emblem.

These activities include: :

Regenerating native gardens and bushlands on the school grounds
– School gardening clubs
– Preschool environment enhancement
– Improving biodiversity and connecting wildlife corridors
– Lots of working bees
– Maths garden project – interactive learning space focused on mathematics
– Improving wildlife corridors between schools and open spaces
– One school class name is now Gidya “wattle” in Wiradjuri language in celebration of National Wattle Day
Happy Birthday to our Golden Wattle!