On Saturday 24 November from 8am to 12pm, we invite you to come into the school grounds and take as many of the beautiful plants growing in our front gardens as you would like. These plants all need to go in preparation for the building works and we’d much rather see them planted in your gardens than sent to landfill. 

There are a lot of plants to choose from (the image above is only a tiny sample) and we’ll have our resident horticulturist, Daryn Apolony, on hand to give you advice. Some of the plants we have include:

  • Sacred bamboo
  • Lady palms
  • Chinese Fan palm
  • Canna
  • Aloe Vera
  • Geranium
  • Poinciana seedlings
  • Lomandra
  • Agapanthus
  • Liriope
  • Cut leaf Philodendron
  • Dietes
  • Bromeliads
  • Clumping bamboo (For the adventurous, difficult to dig out, but possible!)

What do you need to do?

  • BYO shovel and container to transport the plants
  • Come to the School’s front garden on 24 November from 8am to 12pm
  • Dig to your heart’s content
  • Leave a gold coin donation for Land for Wildlife, a charity the school supports

The Hillbrook Foundation Tree, centre of the photo above will not be up for grabs, it will be lovingly moved by an arborist and taken care of until it can be transplanted back in the front of the school when the building work is finished.

We look forward to seeing all our keen gardening families who would like to take a piece of Hillbrook history home with them.