Celebrate Australia’s National Wattle Day on 1 September
Friday 1 September 2023 marks the 35th birthday of Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) as Australia’s national floral emblem. What a great day to buy a wattle to plant in your garden or neigbourhood!
How you can celebrate National Wattle Day
There is no one way to celebrate National Wattle Day and you are only limited by your imagination.
You might like to:
- WEAR a sprig of wattle or the uplifting colour of yellow
- PLANT a wattle in your garden or wattles in a grove at your local school or revegetate a landscape
Tiny tree planter with her Dad at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
You’re never too young to plant a Golden Wattle.
In Qld, the Redlands Deputy Mayor Cr Julie Talty, along with student representatives, planted wattle trees in the grounds of Mt Cotton State School – Mon 22 August 2022
- GO FOR A WALK to enjoy wattles in flower around your garden, suburb, nearby bush or arboretum
- ORGANISE a picnic, lunch, morning/afternoon tea, BBQ or dinner for your family & friends
- ASK your local council to light up landmarks in yellow and green on 1 September (and then send us your photos to display on this website)
- ENCOURAGE your local markets to have a wattle theme in the lead-up to National Wattle Day – 1 September
- SUPPORT your local primary school to celebrate the day
- CHECK OUT our ‘School Resources’ for ideas
- SING a wattle song with the children in your life
‘The Wattle Blooms’ was composed and performed for the celebration of National Wattle Day by Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley. The lyrics, recording and melody score for ‘The Wattle Song’ and other wattle songs can be found on our ‘School resources’ pages.
- RECITE or compose a wattle poem