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Discover The Best Nurseries in NSW

Explore the top nurseries in the state, where you’ll find everything from native plants and expert advice to sustainable gardening solutions.

With its vast landscapes ranging from sandy coastlines to dense forests and majestic mountain ranges, New South Wales offers a unique blend of environments suitable for a diverse range of flora.

For gardeners, it’s a paradise waiting to be explored. Fortunately, there’s a nursery to cater to every gardening need, regardless of whether you’re a novice or a seasoned green thumb.

We’ve handpicked some of the most noteworthy spots to help you discover, learn, and grow.

Native Grace

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Native Grace is a specialised Australian native plant nursery, and sustainability-focused Landscape Design studio located in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands.

Traditionally, nurseries sell plants, designers design gardens and landscapers install landscapes. Native Grace offers all three services conveniently located at their atmospheric Robertson site.

Increasing awareness of climate extremes and threats to Australian wildlife are inspiring more people to choose native plants for their sustainable credentials and unique aesthetic appeal.

Native Grace specialises in supplying plants and creating landscapes that give back to the environment, encourage biodiversity, and provide habitat for native fauna. Australian native plants offer breathtaking colour, fragrance, texture and variety, and once established, native gardens demand little maintenance and require little or no watering.

At Native Grace, you will find a bountiful selection of native plants for sale, great coffee and hot donuts from the on site Robbo Donut Van, amusements for children and a peaceful relaxing atmosphere. They encourage you to linger longer and enjoy being in nature. The nursery is open 7 days per week from 9am-4pm.

IndigiGrow

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IndigiGrow is a thriving enterprise, proudly owned and operated by First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation, with deep roots in the vibrant community of La Perouse, Sydney, where they’ve been making a positive impact for the past 5.5 years. Their dedicated team comprises 11 local Aboriginal staff, including six apprentices, embodying their commitment to nurturing the next generation.

They proudly offer a range of native plants through their online shop and at two physical locations: La Perouse Public School and Matraville Sports High School, the latter of which they inaugurated in January of that year. Their mission goes beyond commerce; it’s about cultural and environmental stewardship.

At IndigiGrow, they’re on a mission to breathe life back into endangered local native plants and native edibles. They achieve this by passing down traditional knowledge to their young Indigenous staff, fostering a sense of pride and connection to their heritage. Moreover, they extend a warm invitation to the wider community to engage and learn about the myriad benefits of native plants.

Their work is an earnest endeavour to preserve and perpetuate the cultural knowledge of their people. They believe in its understanding, respect, and protection. By mentoring young Indigenous apprentices, they are creating a living legacy that can serve as a blueprint for sustainable living in urban, regional, and remote communities alike.

Through their efforts, they not only retain and celebrate their culture but also enhance biodiversity and create habitats for local fauna. They educate individuals about the unique properties of their native plants and break down cultural barriers through deeper appreciation and understanding.

IndigiGrow is not just a social enterprise; it’s a testament to the power of culture, sustainability, and community. They invite others to join them in this journey of discovery and conservation.

Flower Power

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  • www.flowerpower.com.au
  • Flower Power stores are located in Enfield, Glenhaven, Mascot, Milperra, Mount Annan, Penrith, Prospect, Taren Point, Terrey Hills, and Warriewood.

Flower Power is a prominent name in the NSW gardening scene, growing over 6 million plants annually, mostly at their Glenorie nursery, Arborglen. These plants are specifically cultivated for Sydney’s unique climate.

Established by Nick Sammut in 1968, the nursery has expanded to 10 locations across NSW. Their extensive range includes seeds, bulbs, edible plants, Australian natives, indoor plants, succulents, shrubs, and aquatic plants.

Notably, 70% of the plants they sell are locally grown by Flower Power, ensuring quality and affordability.

Beyond plants, they boast Sydney’s largest selection of plant pots and essential gardening supplies like soil, sand, and mulch. They also offer landscaping materials such as pavers, blocks, and stones. Additionally, they’ve expanded into outdoor furniture and BBQs.

Wariapendi Native Nursery

Wariapendi Native Nursery | Nurseries

Wariapendi Native Nursery in the Southern Highlands caters for the environmentally conscious gardener, offering a large selection of native plants, semi-advanced, advanced, super advanced and forestry tube sized plants. They also stock a large selection of plants for the landscape industry.

For over 40 years, Wariapendi has been serving clients with an unparalleled commitment to responsible and sustainable land care. Specialising in natives, they take great pride in assisting clients to achieve successful outcomes.

Alongside the nursery, Wariapendi provides design and consultation services. They can help you set up a garden that’s not just good-looking but also eco-friendly.

Importantly, Wariapendi maintains a strong environmental stance. They’re committed to not selling plants that are known to be environmental weeds, focusing instead on species well-adapted to various Australian conditions. From scorching summers to chilly winters, they’ve got plant options that are up to the task.

Harvest Seeds & Native Plants Nursery

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Harvest Seeds & Native Plants, AKA Harvest Native Nursery is a Propagation Nursery in Terrey Hills, Sydney.

The Harvest team gathers seeds from near and far, processes the seeds, propagates them and then grows them to supply native plants to government departments, landscapers, revegetation companies and home gardeners.

Their aim for 37 years now has been to supply native species to assist the insects and animalia to thrive. Without native vegetation, these animalia would not have food or a home to live in.

Further, Harvest supplies native grasses as there is only about 5% of native grasslands left in Australia and their aim is to increase this markedly.

Many insects, moths and butterflies are struggling to survive. Remember how your windscreens used to be covered with insects when you travelled a distance, and now not one! We need to hang up the insecticides and pesticides and encourage caterpillars (that turn into moths and butterflies) spiders, wasps and all those insects that used to be around. They are food for the birds!

Sydney Wildflower Nursery

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Located in Heathcote, Sydney Wildflower Nursery have been in business since 1983 and have built a reputation for quality and expertise.

The nursery offers a wide range of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, making it easy to find the perfect plant for your garden. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned gardener, their knowledgeable staff are always on hand to guide you.

They even offer garden design services and host regular workshops on topics like native bees and habitat creation.

With new plants arriving every week, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. If you’re keen on creating a native garden or just want to add a touch of Australia to your space, this nursery has got you covered.

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