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 November is Ceratopetalum gummiferum (pdf 358Kb), or NSW Christmas Bush, a shrub to small tree, usually 2-5m tall. Masses of white flowers appear in November then drop, leaving behind rich red sepals. Christmas Bush can be a bit fussy about where it grows but will thrive in the right spot. Plant in full sun to part-shade in a sheltered position, in reliably moist soils. A great screening plant that will also grow well in a container.
The next nursery open day is the Summer Open Day on Saturday, December 7. We'll have lots of native and indigenous plants on sale, as well as a range of exotic species. And horticultural staff will be on hand to answer your questions, help with plant selection, and provide advice on weed and pest identification in your garden.