The Community Nursery is one of Sydney's leading nurseries for indigenous plants, supplying local provenance plants, and other native and exotic species that are ideally suited to the soils and climate of the eastern suburbs. Many of these local plants have been used by Aboriginal Australians as food and medicine for thousands of years.
Please check our stock list to see the full range of plants currently available.
The nursery has been established for more than 50 years, and is one of the longest-running council nurseries in Sydney. The nursery operates as a wholesale and retail production nursery, providing plants for Randwick City Council, other local government and statutory authorities, landscapers, contractors, other wholesale nurseries and members of the public.
The nursery is also used regularly for school and community workshops. It is an important part of the Randwick Council Environmental and Sustainability education program.
Community Nursery location and contact details.
Plant of the Month
Each month the nursery showcases a native plant which is looking great and is available now.
The plant of the month for May is Melastoma affine (pdf 33 Kb), known as Blue Tongue because the sweet fruit stains the mouth. Closely related to Tibouchina, Blue Tongue is a fast-growing shrub to 2m with dark, leathery foliage and showy mauve flowers that are followed by the edible blue-black fruit. The flowers last only few days but are produced continuously in the warmer months. Will grow in a range of soils in full sun to part shade. Water during very hot, dry weather. Prune regularly to maintain a dense habit.
Nursery Open Day
The next nursery Open Day is on Saturday 1 June, one of four weekend open days held throughout the year.
It's a great chance to see the wide range of native and indigenous plants available, as well as a variety of exotic species. Horticultural staff will be available on the day to help with plant selection, weed and pest identification and other gardening inquiries.