The annual planting day is one of the Grow West’s biggest events, attracting over 200 volunteers and planting over 4,000 native trees and shrubs in the one day. The event is a great important opportunity to rejuvenate and restore local landscapes for a greener and brighter future.
This annual event is run in partnership with Port Phillip and Westernport CMA – Grow West Program, Victorian National Park Association, Friends of Werribee Gorge and Long Forest Mallee, Bacchus Marsh Lions Club, Victorian Mobile Landcare Group, Bacchus Marsh Community Bank, Melbourne Water, Southern Rural Water, Moorabool Shire Council and various other sponsoring organisations.
Grow West Planting Day 2022
Grow West Planting Day 2021
After the highly anticipated Grow West Community Planting Day had to be cancelled for the second year in a row, we’ve worked hard to ensure the trees still made it into the ground, with 4,000 indigenous trees and shrubs planted at Kel Shields Flora Reserve in Maddingley last week.
The Grow West annual community planting day event has been running for over 15 years, attracting over 200 volunteers across the state to help plant indigenous plants in the upper Werribee Catchment. The 2021 event was sadly cancelled twice this year, once on the 5thJune, World Environment Day and again on the 24th of July, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.
Grow West Planting Day Site 2020
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 event was cancelled, however, with the generous support from our sponsors we were able to to plant 6,300 indigenous plants along the Balliang Creek. For more information about the site: