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Take home a Centennial Park plant for as little as $2

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Juliana Yu
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Set your alarms now folks, because if there’s one thing Sydney loves it’s a plant sale, and Centennial Parklands have just announced a big one.

Next Saturday, they’ll be hawking a wide variety of greenery at their Christmas plant sale, with pots that cater for everyone from the laziest gardener to the budding horticulturalist.

They’ll have low maintenance succulents, indoor plants, bird and bee-attracting natives, colourful perennials, and intriguingly, they’re also promising a number of plants that are “exclusively seen” throughout the Parklands. Forget high-end fashion sample sales, lovingly-grown herbage flogged for a gold coin are the only exclusives we’re lining up for.

The December 16 sale comes at a most advantageous time as well – with office kris kringles breathing down our necks, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up a cute little succulent for your plant-loving desk neighbour or your picky sister-in-law. Because while some people might hate your artisanal soap or home-fermented kombucha, no one hates plants.

Everything is grown by volunteers who nurture these species throughout the year, creating a stock of plants that keep the park self-sustaining.

The sale runs from 9am to noon, but we suggest getting there early, because like at that other Saturday morning queue forming at Iggy’s Bread – they WILL sell out.

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