Nature Festival in Unley
With over three hundred events for all ages, the Nature Festival (1 – 15 October) is back again and full of creative ways to connect with nature and each other.
We’re celebrating Nature Festival in Unley with a series of fun, engaging and free activities!
Join a free walking tour, give a Nature Hero Micro Award to a local garden you love, and more.
Free walking tours
What better way to learn about your favourite nature spot in your neighbourhood than by hearing from the people who care for it?
Hear about and see the various indigenous plants that inhabit the area and find out how you can create a wildlife-friendly garden at home.
Follow the links below for more details and to register for free.
Tree Treats of the Forest Guided Tree Walk
10am to 11am, Thursday 5 October.
Join a local resident in a one hour guided walk exploring Tree Treats of the Forest leaving from Clarence Park Community Centre. Visit and explore a range of interesting and historic trees in the local area of Black Forest, Goodwood, Millswood and Forestville. Followed by a morning tea at the Clarence Park Community Centre.
Walking Tour along Windsor Street Linear Trail
10am to 10.30am , Wednesday 11 October.
Join us for a guided biodiversity walk along Windsor Street Linear Trail to learn about how the City of Unley converted a concrete open drain into a native plant corridor that provides a unique linear trail for residents.
Hear about and see the various indigenous plants that have been reintroduced to the area and learn how you can create a wildlife-friendly garden at home.
Walking Tour through Heywood Park
1.30pm to 2pm , Wednesday 11 October.
Come and enjoy a guided tour of the biodiversity, wildlife and trees that makes Heywood great. We’ll walk through Heywood Park and learn about the remnant vegetation and see and hear about the various indigenous plants that inhabit the area and find out how you can create a wildlife-friendly garden at home.
Walking Tour through Forestville Reserve
10am to 10.30am, Thursday 12 October.
Walking Tour through Ridge Park
1.30pm to 2pm, Thursday 12 October.
Join us for a guided appreciation and biodiversity tour of Ridge Park.
Learn about history of the Ridge Park and how City of Unley staff have been restoring the creek line with indigenous vegetation. You’ll hear about and see how stormwater is captured, treated and reused in Unley and visit the various indigenous plants that inhabit the area, including some of the oldest River Red Gums in the City of Unley.
Nature Hero Micro Awards
Let someone in your neighbourhood know why you love the nature and habitat in their garden - write a note and pop it in their letterbox!
The Nature Hero Micro Awards are about local people saying thank you to people in their neighbourhoods for keeping large trees, planting native plants and flowers in their gardens, providing habitat for animals and insects, and cooling our suburbs.
These awards celebrate and reward the custodians of these natural environments through community recognition.
How you can participate
Pick up your Nature Hero Micro Award postcards, will be available in the City of Unley's libraries, community centres, museum and civic centre during the Nature Festival.
Let someone in your neighbourhood know why you love the nature and wild spaces in their garden - write a note and pop it in their letterbox. Add your name or send an anonymous love letter to your favourite garden!
Take photos of the wild and nature-filled gardens you love and tag them: #naturefestivalsa #greeningmyhood #naturehero #cityofunley
Learn more about the Nature Festival
Visit the Nature Festival website to find even more events and activities to enjoy!