15 new Blueberry Ash trees now adorn the entrance to Shoalhaven Heads in commemoration of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips MP said she was delighted to support the plantings with $15,000 under the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program.
Mrs Phillips joined with members of the Shoalhaven Heads Native Botanic Garden, Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum, and community members this week to celebrate the new vibrancy the trees bring to the local area.
“This has been a true labour of love from the dedicated volunteers at the gardens and members of the community – and what a stunning love letter it is!” Fiona said.
“I am simply thrilled to support community groups like this with grants that make a difference to local people, and the beautiful addition these trees make to our community will remain as a living memorial to our beloved late Queen Elizabeth II,” she said.
“Well done to everyone who has been involved in this fantastic project, and thank you to the Shoalhaven Heads Native Botanic Garden for all your work putting this together,” Fiona concluded.
As part of the $15,000 grant under the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program, 15 Blueberry Ash trees have been planted at two locations on Shoalhaven Heads Road - nine trees at the entrance to the village plus six trees opposite the swimming pool.
A small celebration of the plantings to unveil the commemorative plaques was held at the Shoalhaven Heads Native Botanic Garden yesterday, Monday 6 November.