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National Wattle Day


Wattles have long had special meanings for Australians and in 1988 the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) was officially gazetted as Australia's national floral emblem.

In 1992, the first day of September was officially declared National Wattle Day by the Commonwealth of Australia.

The vibrant golden flowers of Wattles add colour to our gardens, parks and bushland reserves, signalling the changing of the seasons and welcoming in Spring.

Celebrate National Wattle Day 2016

Join us this year to celebrate National Wattle Day! Wear something yellow and come along and join in tree planting and a range of free, family-friendly activities including face-painting, a nature tour, a sausage sizzle and more!

When: 10am - 12pm, Sunday 28 August 2016
Where: Wally Tew Recreation Reserve in Ferntree Gully (next to the Ferntree Gully Library, Melway ref 74 B5)

No RSVP necessary, just come along!

blue wren
crimson rosella
caper white butterfly
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