Erin Earth will be shaking things up at this Saturday's family fun day, swapping their usual information session for a relaxed morning of live music in the garden.
Education officer Ben Holt said after a busy year, they wanted to focus on the ambiance of the centrally-located native garden and to encourage people to unwind to the tune of their new theme.
"We're trying something new this family fun day, we're going with the theme of 'How's the serenity?' and we're putting on a bit of live music," Mr Holt said.
"This time is really about the ambiance of the garden and trying to give people a relaxing experience, where usually we're information-based and have guest speaker."
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Musical acts performing this weekend include a group of students from Kildare Catholic College, a father-son act with music teacher David Chaston, and a performance from musician Kayne Lyndon.
Activities like the popular scavenger hunt for the kids will be on as usual, as will a brand new concept focusing on native plants.
Mr Holt said as the open day is their last before NAIDOC week, the center would be promoting the 'heal country' theme by encouraging visitors to take home a plant that is native to their area to plant and tend.
"We have information about what plants grow native to Wagga divided up into specific areas," Mr Holt said. "We're saying, here are the native plants you can plant in your area and it's a way of healing country by creating habitat."
NAIDOC week is not until July, but the centre decided to go ahead with the concept in consultation with Wiradjuri elders so as not to miss it.
"It's about respecting the identity of this place, the character and history, by planting plants native to this area," he said.
Located at 1 Kildare Street, Turvey Park, the garden will be open to everyone from 9am to 1pm this Saturday June 5 with a gold coin donation for entry.
Plants will be available for sale and food and drinks can be purchased at the cafe on site.
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