Living Colour Plant Giveaway

More than 5,000 plants from the City of Sydney’s stunning spring floral displays will be given away next weekend for a gold coin charity donation.

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Living Colour, the City’s twice-yearly floral exhibition, brightens up public areas at Martin Place, Green Square, Town Hall, Alfred Street and the forecourt outside St Mary’s cathedral.

The current spring displays have been in place since September and will now be 100 per cent recycled – all plants are either given away, reused in schools, day care centres or community gardens, replanted into City parks or composted.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said it’s a great opportunity for Sydneysiders to grab a splash of colour to brighten their own homes and gardens.

“We’re encouraging everyone to come along and take something home for their garden bed or balcony,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Our popular Living Colour displays bring life and colour to all corners of the city. Now that colour can live on in homes and gardens across the city.

“We have beautiful snapdragons, celosia, golden marjoram and curly parsley, petunias and bromeliads.”

People can pick up plants from St Marys Cathedral forecourt from 8am on Sunday 8 November.

Large plants and perennial plants will be replanted in the City’s parks, while plants not suitable for giving away or replanting are composted into a high quality soil mix for use in the City’s parks and gardens.

A number of plants are also delivered to the City’s neighbourhood centres for residents to pick up.

A gold coin donation for the plants will support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). For more information on the Foundation, visit or phone 1300OVARIAN.


When: Sunday 8 November
Time: From 8am – while stocks last.
Where: St Marys Cathedral forecourt College Street.