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Colonial Plants Walk at Castle Hill

We invite you to join us on the Colonial Plants Walk at Castle Hill.

When: Saturday 28th May at 10am.
Where to meet: Field 4 Car Park, Fred Caterson Reserve, off Gilbert Road, near Showground Road. Follow the signs after the entrance at the traffic lights.

"The Sydney bushland was the supermarket, pharmacy and hardware store for the Darug people. After 1788 the Europeans also had to forage for food and materials in the bush. A good range of these plants can be found in Fred Caterson Reserve in Castle Hill."

Our member, Jennifer, will point out and explain the historical plants on this walk, taking about 2 hours. For further information, Jennifer's email is:

How about learning to propagate native plants?

We have a small, hard-working, happy group of members who propagate once a month at the Bidjigal Nursery.

The Hills Shire Council kindly let us have the use of their facilities to do all sorts of interesting things, like propagating from cuttings and seeds and potting up successful seedlings and rooted cuttings. Plus, as the plants grow, we put them in larger pots until they are ready to plant.

You are welcome to join us to observe and join in when you are ready to have a go. It's quite easy once you get the hang of it. The nursery is such a lovely, peaceful place and we have a bench set aside for our pots. There is so much more to tell, so do come along some time and meet us!

Date: Wednesday, 8th June, 2016 at 10am

For further information, please email:-