Nature is central to who we are as South Australians. We love our beaches, gardens and parks, especially during recent times when we have been unable to travel far from home.
We’re happy to announce the South Australian Nature Festival is back for a second year, which will run from Saturday 25 September to Monday 4 October and will feature over two hundred events across the state.
Here at the City of Charles Sturt, we will also be hosting a few great gardening events across our City and have also brought back our popular $10 Verge plant packs for our residents.
Check out our events below or visit the Nature Festival website for a full listing of events in South Australia.
Bower Cottages Food and Veg Swap - A Nature Festival event
Community gardens and gardening groups bus tour - A Nature Festival event
Little Buggers Pollination Sensation! - A Nature Festival event
Bower Cottages Seed Swap and Save Workshop - A Nature Festival event
Verges Alive! - A Nature Festival event
Bower Cottages Compost Thursday - A Nature Festival event
$10 Verges Plant Packs is back
Bring your verges alive with a $10 verges plant pack, with vouchers on sale for residents of the City of Charles Sturt now.
Verge gardens are a great way to restore some beauty to your street and can also bring neighbours together.
To complement our recently completed Community Verge Policy with Guidelines and a Checklist to help answer all of your questions, we’re also giving your verge garden a kick start with this fantastic offer.
Simply check out the terms and conditions below and purchase your verges plant pack (10 verge plants for $10), by completing our Online Form or purchase a voucher at the Verges Alive event on September 26 2021 between 12:30pm - 5pm (unless sold out prior to the event) at our Woodville Civic Centre. To see what plants you are able to select as part of your Verges pack, click here
Stocks are limited, and will only be available for collection at our Verges Alive event. For more information about verges, visit: www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/vergesalive
|Species||Common name||Habit and form||Height (mm)||Spread (mm)||Flower colour||Flowering time|
|Ficinia nodosa||Knobby Club Rush||Clumping, Grass Sedge or Flax||15 - 220||600||Brown||All year|
|Lobelia anceps||Angled Lobelia||Ground Cover||300||600||Blue/Purple/White||All year (Peak - Nov-Apr)|
|Anigozanthos 'Big red'||Kangaroo Paw||Evergreen, Clumping||600||600||Red||Spring, Summer|
|Anigozanthos 'Yellow gem'||Kangaroo Paw||Evergreen, Clumping||600||600||Yellow||Spring, Summer|
|Brachyscome multifida||Native Daisy||Evergreen, Mound Shaped||200||300||Blue||All year|
|Calocephalus citrinus||Lemon Beauty Heads||Tufted, Dwarf||500||600||Yellow||Spring, Summer|
|Carpobrotus rossii||Pig Face||Evergreen, Spreading||300||1000-3000||Pink||Spring, Summer|
|Chrysocephulum apiculatum||Desert Flame||Evergreen, Spreading||300||500||Yellow||All year|
|Correa 'Pink Mist'||Correa Pink Mist||Dense Spreading||600||1000-3000||Pink||Autumn, Winter|
|Correa alba prostrate form||Native Fuschia||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading,||300||600||White||Spring, Autumn, Winter|
|Correa dusky bells||Native Fuschia - Dusky Bells||Evergreen, Mound Shaped||600||2000||Pink||All year|
|Dianella revoluta||Black Anther Flax Lily||Clumping, Spreading||600||1200||Purple||Autumn, Spring|
|Disphyma crassifolium||Round Leafed Pig Face||Spreading, Prostrate||200||1500||Pink||Spring, Summer|
|Eremophila kalberri carpet||Tar Bush||Ground Cover||200||1500||Gold||All year|
|Goodenia ovata prostrate||Goodenia||Ground Cover||300||900||Yellow||Spring, Summer|
|Leucophyta brownii||Cushion Bush||Evergreen, Dense , Mounded foliage||600||600||White, Cream, Yellow||Summer|
|Lomandra multiflora ssp dura||Lomandra||Perennial Tussock||400||400||Cream||Winter, Spring|
|Myoporum insulare prostrate||Creeping Boobialla||Ground Cover||300||1500||White||Spring, Summer|
|Rhagodia spinescens||Spiny Saltbush||Spreading, Prostrate||600||2000||Cream||Summer|
|Scaevola mauve clusters||Scaevola mauve clusters||Ground Cover||200||1500||Mauve||Spring, Summer|
|Vittadinia blackii||Western New Holland Daisy||Evergreen, Dense , Mounded foliage||200||300||Blue||Spring|
|Wahlenbergia stricta||Wahlenbergia stricta||Evergreen||300||300||Blue||Spring, Summer, Autumn|