Ginninderra Planting Days - 2018

Locals residents and community members are invited to Join CSIRO and the Ginninderra Catchment Group at the popular shrub planting days at CSIRO Ginninderra on 20 and 27 May.

Join woodland ecologists and experts as we work together to restore woodlands and bring back more native birds.

Participants will be able to refuel with a free BBQ lunch and freshly made coffee and hot chocolate from our travelling barista.


  • Free

Event date: 27May 2018

Sunday 27 May 2018

Ginninderra Experimental Farm, Barton Highway, Ginninderra ACT

Register early to secure a place

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Volunteers planting trees at the CSIRO Ginninderra site
Volunteers planting trees at the CSIRO Ginninderra site
Volunteers planting trees at the CSIRO Ginninderra site
Volunteers planting trees at the CSIRO Ginninderra site

The popular shrub planting days are on again at CSIRO Ginninderra from 10am-2pm on Sunday 20 May and Sunday 27 May.

These events, organised with the support of the Ginninderra Catchment Group, will be great opportunities to be part of the efforts to restore and improve our vital woodland environment on the edge of Canberra.

Participants will receive an introduction to woodland ecology and be able to enjoy a free lunch as well as a cuppa from our travelling barista.

This year we'll focus on planting some of the 'dry forest' shrub species that will help restore the woodland habitats for a wide range native birds and animals. The plantings will complement the 3,500 plus shrubs planting by all our enthusiastic community volunteers in 2017.

High quality woodlands contribute to a healthy environment for living things. However, across South-East Australia only around 10% of the area of Box Gum Grassy Woodlands and Derived Native Grassland remains, and of that only about 5% remains in good condition.

The CSIRO Ginninderra property includes about 114 hectares of Box-Gum Grassy Woodlands (and Derived Native Grasslands) of varying quality, including areas where vegetation has been cleared in the past for farming.

The planting days are part of our vision to see the community actively involved in the conservation, restoration and sustainability science at Ginninderra.

CSIRO will provide further information to participants following registration.

Science areas: Environment and Animals and plants

Event type: Children and family