At The Gables Box Hill, sharing the love and building community spirit will be at the heart of Mother’s Day celebrations.

All mums who visit The Gables sales centre on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May will receive a beautiful native plant.

Matthew Scard, Celestino’s Development Director for The Gables, said the plant giveaway was a double celebration.

“We want to spoil mums on Mother’s Day,” Mr Scard said. “And by choosing a ‘green gift’ we’re also highlighting how proud we are of our early delivery of three of the nine beautiful neighbourhood parks in The Gables.”

The native plants will be supplied by Celestino’s landscape contractor Greater West Landscapes, the company that is turning The Gables masterplan landscaping vision into reality.

“We opened Orchard park last September in time for The Gables 2nd birthday, before construction began on the first homes in the community. And next month, in June, ahead of the 80th resident milestone, we’ll open two more neighbourhood parks,” Mr Scard said.

The soon-to-be complete Wheelie park, on Cataract Road, has been designed for two-wheel fun. It includes a “learn to ride” scoot and bike track as well as a longer track for those more confident in their skills.

 In future, connecting pathways will take cyclists from Wheelie park through the riparian corridor and to the heart of The Gables town centre.

 Slidey park, on Fontana Drive, will also open in June. Its playground, complete with hillside slides, is the key element of this park that invites picnics and play for young and old.

“We recognise that well-designed and inviting green spaces like these parks have to come first to create a vibrant and helps bring our new and growing community together,” Mr Scard said. “It’s this approach – the early delivery of facilities and attention to detail – that sets Celestino and The Gables apart.”

The Orchard park includes a playground, cycleways and footpaths as well as a cooling riparian corridor. It is already well used by future The Gables residents and the wider Hills community.

Mature trees are an additional and pleasing feature of the popular Park.

“We didn’t want our community to have to wait too long for shade producing trees to grow,” Mr Scard said. “Because of this we’ve transplanted some mature trees to give the park an established feel and provide shade.”

And feedback on the Orchard park has been highly positive.

“People love how the park caters for children from toddlers to teenagers, as well as for their four-legged friends,” he said. “We have received feedback that some of our residents have called for a dedicated off-leash area for their dogs. So our development team is speaking with council to understand what the requirements would be for a dedicated dog park at The Gables.

“We listen to our community and we’re evolving with them. It’s exciting to be part of that evolution and to see this shared vision shaping The Gables.”

The Gables will eventually include more than 3,600 dwellings. The new community has been designed to include lots of open space and, when complete, will feature a town centre, community centre, lake, schools and two sporting fields.

For further details, contact The Gables Sales Centre on (02) 9188 5222 or visit 121 Old Pitt Town Road, Box Hill. We are open from 10am – 4pm, 7 days a week.