Centennial Parklands has played a small role during the recent visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Sydney. A small one, but one that helped celebrate a special moment.

During the Royal Visit, the royal couple spent time in the Blue Mountains visiting communities affected by the 2013 bushfires. While in Winmalee, they planted a tree (a Western Australian Red Flowering Gum) at Springwood Winmalee Guide Hall.

The Duchess of Cambridge plants the gum

The Duchess of Cambridge plants the gum

And our role?

See the shovel…that’s ours!

Centennial Parklands answered the call when the event organisers were seeking out a ceremonial shovel to use for the occasion. Our very own Centennial Parklands Foundation owns a lovely ceremonial shovel that we use here in the Parklands for tree planting ceremonies.

Well…I did say it was a small role!

The Duke of Cambridge also pitched in, watching on were the Springwood Winmalee Girl Guides

The Duke of Cambridge also pitched in, watching on were the Springwood Winmalee Girl Guides

The plaque acknowledging the occasion

The plaque acknowledging the occasion

Well done to all involved, we hope it brought some smiles back to those who went through tough times in 2013.


Find out more about the Centennial Parklands Foundation, and the many ways you can help support your favourite Parklands. Visit their website.



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