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Randwick City Council Community Nursery

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Community nursery
Native plants at Council's Community Nursery

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.

 

                 Plant giveaway

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 July is Correa reflexa (pdf 124.81 Kb) or native fuschia.  This is an attractive native shrub which grows to 1m tall and has tubular pink/green flowers in spring. Grow in full sun in well-drained soils. Great for coastal gardens and to attract birds to your garden.

Nursery Upgrade

Work on the upgrade of the Nursery potting shed is progressing. The upgrade includes replacement of the potting shed roof and work to improve lighting and ventilation. The nursery will remain open during the construction period but vehicular access will be restricted. The Spring Open Day will be held as usual, on Saturday 6th September. There'll be lots of native and indigenous plants on sale, as well as a range of exotic species. And nursery staff will be on hand to answer questions, help with plant selection and provide advice on weed and pest identification.