Create a living legacy for mum

Krista Patterson-Majoor and her children Scout and Banjo prepare for a Mother's Day planting at Kyneton Botanic Gardens with Campaspe River and Land Management Group president Peter Harding. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Krista Patterson-Majoor and her children Scout and Banjo prepare for a Mother's Day planting at Kyneton Botanic Gardens with Campaspe River and Land Management Group president Peter Harding. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Tired of all the commercialisation around Mother's Day?

Want to create a lasting gift that will be around for many years to come? Keen to spend the day doing something special with your mum?

Why not come along to the Kyneton Botanic Gardens on May 13, enjoy the beautiful autumn colours and plant a tree for your mum.

Campaspe River and Land Management Group will be providing river bottle brushes for planting along the river.

"Why not pay tribute to your mum and help in our regeneration of the Campaspe River. Trees For Mums is a national celebration of all mothers. It's a beautiful gesture and a great experience to share with family and friends," said Peter Harding, president of the Campaspe River and Land Management Group.

"Bring along gardening gloves, a trowel and sturdy shoes and enjoy the autumn colours of our beautiful Botanic Gardens and Campaspe River environment and create a living legacy for your mum. Morning tea will be provided."

Trees For Mum first started in Sydney in 2002 by friends and colleagues, Deena Raphael and Lauren Adlam, as a way of paying tribute to their mums, who they had both lost to cancer. It has grown since then to become a national event with more than 30,000 sons and daughters planting trees for their mothers.

Head to the Pig Pens, Kyneton Botanic Gardens (via McKenna Drive, or if on foot via Campaspe River Walk) at 10am on Sunday May 13 and commemorate your mum by planting a tree this Mother's Day.