Don't miss your native plant and bucket: exclusive offer for Geelong Advertiser readers

Get your native plant and bucket this weekend at our Sustainable Home and Garden Expo.

Pick up a copy of the Geelong Advertiser this Saturday 10 March, cut out the official coupon, and present it at our Sustainable Home and Garden Expo in exchange for a native plant and bucket.

Youth and Environment Ambassadors Kelly Cartwright and Joel Corey with the native seedlings.

The Sustainable Home and Garden is Barwon Water's flagship annual event.

Join more than 50 exhibitors and an array of special guests for 2 days of interactive displays, hands-on activities, sustainable living ideas, an exciting on-stage program, and fun for the whole family.


Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 March 2012 (Labour Day long weekend)

10.00 am – 4.00 pm daily


Steampacket Gardens, Waterfront Geelong

Cost: Entry is free


Choice of plants

Geelong Advertiser readers can choose from one of three native Australian seedlings (subject to availability):


Kangaroo grass (Themeda triandra): a small, hardy grass that thrives in full sun or part shade and sandy to clay soils. Small brown flowers on long stems September-February.

  Kangaroo Grass information card (PDF 422 KB) 


Rock Correa (Correa glabra) a tall shrub that likes well drained soil and grows well in full sun and part shade. Drought and frost tolerant. Can be pruned to shape or used as a low hedge. Small read and green bell-shaped flowers May-October.

  Rock Correa information card (PDF 499 KB)


Sticky Hop-bush (Dodonaea viscose) is a medium to large shrub. It likes well drained soils and full sun to part shade. Drought and frost tolerant. Red flowers August-December and distinctive reddish brown papery fruit capsules.

  Sticky Hop-bush plant information card (PDF 351 KB)


More information

  Sustainable Home and Garden Expo 2012


The fine print

  • Total value of Geelong Advertiser, native plant and bucket is $4.70.
  • Cost of the Geelong Advertiser (Saturday edition) is $1.70.
  • Bucket and plant only available with official coupon.
  • One plant and one bucket per coupon only.
  • Only original coupons will be accepted (no copies).
  • No exchange will be permitted.
  • Strictly while stocks last.
  • Two day offer only.

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