December 27, 2014

Birth Tree & Family Garden

Connecting your family to the community,
with a living tribute to your child

The Birth tree project is a Rotary club of Peninsula 2.0 initiative, launched in 2015. The project plants one tree annually in Montague Park, to celebrate the newest members of our growing community.  The intiative creates a dedicated space to reflect on the importance of family, as seen in the addition of a Family Garden in 2019.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Does every child get their own tree?
A: The Birth Tree is one tree planted annually to celebrate those babies born in the current calendar year.  However, each registered child will be gifted their own seedling at our Unveiling Ceremony, to plant at home to commemorate their birth.

 Q: What’s an Unveiling Ceremony?
A: Each year in March, the Rotary Club puts together a special day to reveal a plaque with the registered children’s names and hand out certificates and seedlings.  This a family day full of fun and activities, and all family members are encouraged to attend.

Q: What is the cost?
A: Your $50 registration cost will assist maternal and health care services in the local community, who receive 100% of proceeds

Q: Can I purchase a registration as a gift?
A: Of course!  Gift vouchers are available to purchase at any time of the year.  It is a fantastic life-long gift for the special child in your life, whether it be for your friend’s baby shower, for your grandchild, or anyone else.

Q: What if my baby was not born this year?
A: There is a dedicated Family Garden to allow older children to also be connected to the local community.  The children registered will have their name on a plaque, and are invited to be part of the Unveiling Ceremony.

Q: How can I register?
A: It’s very easy to register via our online system.  Just click on the REGISTER NOW button below.

 Q: I have more questions, how can I get answers?
A: We would love to hear from you.  Please email us at birthtree@rotarypeninsula.org.

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The Frankston City Council has approved at 10 year landscaping plan for Montague Park in Frankston.  Each year, a specific garden bed (approx 8m in diameter) will be dedicated to babies born in that year.  This garden bed will include small shrubs and flowers, with the Birth Tree (Acer Negundo ‘Sensation’) in the centre.  To view the basic landscape plan, please click on the image below.
 
 

 

With thanks to our sponsors:                                     

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Club Project

 

$50*

To register for the Birth Tree or Family Garden

 

* discount applied if registering more
than one child

Beneficiary

Maternal and Health Care services
in the local community

Area of Focus:

Mothers, Fathers & Babies