About the nursery

Due to the coronavirus we’ve closed many of our facilities including the Customer Service Centre. Please visit our COVID-19 page to see what is impacted.

Randwick Community Nursery

Randwick Community Nursery is one of Sydney's leading nurseries for indigenous plants, propagating and selling local provenance plants, and other native and exotic species that are suited to the soils and climate of the Eastern Suburbs.

The nursery has been established for more than 50 years and is open to the public.

Some of the local plants sold by the nursery have been used by Aboriginal Australians as food and medicine for thousands of years.

Please check our March 2020 stock list PDF, 545.13 KB to see the full range of plants currently available. We can also contract grow indigenous and other native species for bulk orders.

Nursery Vision

We aim to assist in creating a functional, sustainable and attractive environment by providing a diverse range of quality plants, suitable to the local conditions and delivered with friendly and knowledgeable service.

Opening Hours

From the 1st of April the Nursery will be temporarily closed to the public. This decision has been made in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and will re-open as soon as possible.

For the most up to date information, check out the the council's COVID-19 page


Randwick City Council Community Nursery
2B Barker Street (Corner Day Lane and Barker Street)
Kingsford NSW 2032

Due to the coronavirus we’ve closed many of our facilities including the Customer Service Centre. Please visit our COVID-19 page to see what is impacted.

Contact us

Email: nursery@randwick.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 9093 6250

Nursery Open Day

The Nursery is open the first Saturday of every season. Our next Saturday open day will be in Autumn on March 7th. The nursery will be open from 9am to 4pm. There will be native and indigenous plants for sale, as well as a range of succulents, herbs and other exotic species. Nursery staff will be on hand to answer questions and give advice.

Important changes to water restrictions

Level 2 water restrictions have been taken back to Level 1.

Under level 1 water restrictions You can water lawns, gardens and sports fields using:

  • a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a watering can or a bucket before 10 am and after 4 pm
  • drip irrigation systems
  • a compliant 'smart watering system' that includes automated weather adjustment, a rain sensor or a soil moisture sensor.

You can't:

  • water your garden using standard sprinklers or watering systems
  • allow water to run off on to hard surfaces, such as paths or roadways
  • put the sprinklers on for children to play under.

See here for how the nursery is minimising water use PDF, 316.42 KB

Indigenous Plants

The nursery promotes the use of indigenous plant species throughout the Eastern Suburbs.

Indigenous plant species are those plants found within the Randwick local government area and throughout the Eastern Suburbs before European settlement. The term ''local provenance'' is applied to these species.

Planting indigenous plants in council's parks, reserves and private gardens provides habitat for native bird and insect species and assists in the conservation of our local flora and fauna. The plants have a higher survival rate as they have evolved to cope with local soil and climatic conditions.

Indigenous plants are identified in the nursery by a blue tag.

Non-indigenous plants

Council's community nursery also grows a range of native plants from throughout Australia and a selection of hardy exotic species.  Native, non-indigenous species are identified by a yellow tag and exotic species are identified by an orange tag.

These plant species have been selected because they are attractive and tolerate the local conditions.

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