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A Gardener’s Guide to The Best Nurseries in Victoria

Looking to transform your garden into a green oasis or simply after that perfect potted plant? Discover the best nurseries in Melbourne and greater Victoria to find exactly what you’re after.

If you take your gardening seriously, you know that the right nursery can make all the difference. It’s not just about buying plants; it’s about tapping into expert knowledge, exploring a wide variety of species, and discovering tools and services that can elevate your gardening game.

That’s why we’ve curated this list of the top nurseries in the state. Covering family-owned garden centres to community projects to specialised shops, this guide is designed to help every gardener find their perfect plant haven.

Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished green-thumb, you’ll find something here to help your indoor or outdoor garden flourish. Let’s dive in.

Hello Hello Plants

Hello Hello Plants | Nurseries

Hello Hello is a family business, with members of both Chris’ and his partner Toni’s families all working there to provide a positive experience for customers. Chris, the owner, is a well-known nurseryman, renowned for his iconic pink tutu and hilariously outrageous advertisements.

The nursery is based on a large block in Campbellfeild on the old Hume highway which is now called Sydney Road. It is located across the road from Kmart in Campbellfeild Plaza, and next to Super Amart.

The stock at Hello Hello is nothing short of impressive, featuring a massive assortment of plants with an enormous range of varieties. It’s the sort of place you can walk into and leave with exactly what you’re after, be it 150 English box hedges, 6 standard iceberg roses, or 20 ornamental capital pear trees, it’s all readily available in stock.

The Hello Hello website carries an astonishing number of 11,000 different plant products, available in a range of sizes from tube stock all the way to established field-dug trees.

One of their most popular services is Chris’ free, sit-down, personalised garden designs. This sought-after service assists customers in selecting the perfect plants for their garden.

All Green

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  • www.allgreen.com.au
  • 130 Old Geelong Rd, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029
  • (03) 9749 1688
  • 89 Rufus St, Epping, VIC 3076
  • (03) 9749 1688

The roots of All Green can be traced all the way back to 1979 in the backyard of Sam and Gianna Fragapane. They began a fledgling nursery out of a garden shed, which eventually grew to encompass 2 hectares.

Today, All Green spans two locations, Hoppers Crossing and Epping, with a combined area of 35,000m². That’s more area than your major local hardware store! Supported by twice the amount of expertise.

For 40 years, this family business has flourished, providing the local community with lush plant life, landscaping and gardening supplies, and unparalleled service.

All Green is one of the largest plant nurseries in Melbourne. From online shopping to delivery straight to your house or job site – they are growing with you!

Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater

Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater | Nurseries

If you’re keen on local flora and sustainability, the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater Indigenous Plant Nursery in Yellingbo is your go-to spot.

Specialising in indigenous plants specific to the Woori Yallock Creek sub-catchment and surrounding areas, the nursery offers an impressive range of over 150 species. From towering trees to sprawling groundcovers to delicate herbs and aquatic plants, there’s something for every garden and project.

What sets this nursery apart is its strong community involvement. Volunteers are the lifeblood here, and new faces are always welcome. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a newbie, there’s a place for you to contribute.

The nursery also focuses on local revegetation activities, producing an impressive 100,000 plants annually.

True Green Nursery

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True Green Nursery, located just 20 minutes west of Melbourne, is a veritable oasis for plant enthusiasts. It has earned its reputation as the go-to destination for anyone seeking an impressive variety of palm trees and tropical plants, carefully curated to thrive in Victoria’s unique climate.

With over two decades of experience, True Green Nursery has become the benchmark for quality and expertise in the region.

Palm trees have an undeniable allure, with their gracefully arching fronds and timeless appeal. True Green Nursery boasts an impressive collection of palm species, from the iconic Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) to the exotic and rare Australian Fan Palm (Licuala ramsayi).

While palm trees are undoubtedly the stars of the show, True Green Nursery doesn’t stop there. Their selection of tropical plants is equally impressive. From the vibrant and dramatic Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) to the lush and leafy Monstera deliciosa, you’ll find a tropical wonderland waiting to transform your space into a lush, green paradise.

One of the standout features of True Green Nursery is their commitment to customer service. The team at True Green Nursery is not just here to sell plants; they are passionate about sharing their knowledge and ensuring the success of every plant that finds a home with you.

Whether you’re an experienced gardener or a novice plant parent, they are always ready to offer expert advice on plant care, propagation, and landscaping ideas.

Lygon St Nursery

Lygon St Nursery | Nurseries

Lygon St Nursery is owned and managed by Michael Khalil, a qualified landscape horticulturist with over 18 years of experience. Michael transformed 245 Lygon St into a green haven and inner-city plant Nursery in Brunswick East.

Lygon St Nursery’s large and open shopfront opens to a bespoke, green oasis – the outdoor nursery. A tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Brunswick East.

The outdoor nursery is home to many native and exotic plant varieties from trees to groundcovers, vegetable seedlings, herbs, and citrus.

Lygon St Nursery offers a collection of quality indoor and outdoor plants, gardening products, tools and books for all your gardening needs. Their experienced staff offer attentive and knowledgeable advice for all aspects of indoor and outdoor gardening.

Lygon St Nursery is also the home to Lygon St Landscapes, a complete landscape service for any space.  They can design, document and install your garden to create a unique green living space for balconies, courtyards or larger gardens.

Blerick Tree Farm

Blerick Tree Farm | Nurseries

Blerick Tree Farm is a long-established business that has been providing the public with advanced trees and plants for over 30 years. 

With a strong focus on customer service, this family-owned and operated business excels at providing the right tree for the right person, every time.

Stocking deciduous ornamentals, fruit trees, hedging & screening plants & natives, there is so much to see at the farm. Sizes range from 20cm pots to 150lt bags, so there is something for all budgets.

They also sell decorative pots, gardening products such as fertilisers & potting mix, and have just added a small garden-related gift range.

You can shop online or in-store and delivery can be arranged to most of Victoria, as well as parts of NSW & SA.

Botanicah

Botanicah | Nurseries

Botanicah Nursery sits at 350-square-metre former plastic-bag factory in Prahran that’s open seven days, and the majority of the plants on sale grow successfully indoors and on balconies.

There are fiddle-leaf figs, monsteras, kentia, calatheas, ctenanthe’s, mother-in-law, zz gems, peacelillies, philodendrons and ficus’s for $40; Large birds of paradise for $120; plus indoor palms, inch plants, succulents, cacti, natives and more.

Botanicah is also the biggest stockist of rare plants like Variegated Monsteras, Rare Anthuriums, Rare Philodendrons and other aroids in Melbourne.

They are also the biggest to offer handmade pots and planters. Botanicah is known for their artisan collection of planters, pots and vases and there are outdoor terracotta pots, marble pots that can hold small trees, fibreglass pots, and even decorative pots carved out of tree stumps by a retiree working in Wilsons Promontory.

Botanicah is open 7 days from 10 am to 6 pm. It is within walking distance of Prahran station with on-site parking available as well.

Nillumbik Nursery

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Nillumbik Nursery is where keen gardeners shop. They have a diverse range of plants and qualified horticulturalists to help you succeed in the garden. They offer a large range of fruit trees, veggies and herbs.

Nillumbik Nursery specialises in indigenous, native, and low-water-use plants with an emphasis on individuality and informality. With both indoor and outdoor plants of all sizes, there’s something for everyone.

A wide selection of pots, wicking beds, raised garden beds, as well as a good range of bagged compost, specialty potting mixes and bales of pea straw are all available to help your plants thrive and look great. Working with talented local artists, there’s always something new to discover at Nillumbik Nursery.

Nillumbik Nursery aims to enable and encourage sustainable living in the community and help to connect people with the natural environment. They are committed to supporting gardeners as they contribute to a healthy, sustainable, and biodiverse planet.

CERES Nursery

CERES Nursery | Nurseries

If you’re on a quest for a nursery that’s more than just a plant shop, CERES Nursery and Bookstore in Brunswick East is a must-visit.

Part of a larger environmental education centre and community garden, CERES is a hub for sustainable living. It’s not just located in a community park; it’s a vital part of a network that spans four locations, all aimed at reconnecting people with the Earth.

The nursery itself is a microcosm of CERES’ broader vision. It offers a wide range of organic seedlings and fruit trees, but it’s also a place where you can learn about permaculture and backyard food production. Whether you’re planning a full-blown food forest or just want a few herbs for your window box, CERES provides both the plants and the know-how.

Situated near the Merri Cafe, the nursery is an oasis where you can relax and take a positive step towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

Lambley Gardens and Nursery

Lambley Gardens | Nurseries

If you’re after a nursery that sets the gold standard for sustainable gardening in Australia, Lambley Gardens & Nursery in Ascot, Victoria, is your destination. Owned by David Glenn and Criss Canning, this nursery is more than just a plant shop; it’s an internationally recognised garden complex that serves as a living example of what’s possible in the Australian climate.

What makes Lambley stand out is its focus on plants that are frost-hardy to minus five degrees, making it a go-to spot for gardeners dealing with Australia’s sometimes harsh conditions.

But it’s not just about resilience; it’s about beauty too. The gardens at Lambley are a source of inspiration for visitors from around the globe, showcasing a range of perennials, shrubs, and even vegetable seeds.

Open every day, including public holidays, Lambley offers a welcoming atmosphere where even dogs on leads are welcome. So, whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, Lambley provides not just the plants but also the inspiration to create a sustainable, beautiful garden tailored to Australia’s unique conditions.

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