Today Barangaroo started planting more than 70,000 plants that will cover the Headland Park when it opens next year. The native plants will consist of trees, shrubs and bushes that are currently being grown to ensure their maturity when planting commences.
Over the next three days 21 trees, 243 shrubs and 2407 groundcovers will arrive onsite for planting.
The plants were chosen following a study of unspoilt natural areas, along the Hawkesbury River and within the Mugamarra Nature Reserve, the park's design team have specifically selected species largely indigenous to headlands and ridge tops surrounding Sydney.
Andreasens Green, one of the largest wholesale nurseries in Australia was awarded the contract in 2011 to provide the 675 trees, 2,212 shrubs and 70,099 other plants to be placed within the six hectare park.
Download the plant species factsheet here.
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