About the nursery

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 December 2019 stock list PDF, 544.38 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.

Location

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

Opening Hours

Our regular opening hours are 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Please see here for our 2019 Holiday Hours

Contact us

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

Nursery Open Day

Our next Saturday open day will be the Summer Sale Day on Saturday 7 December. The nursery will be open from 9am to 4pm. There will be native and indigenous plants for sale, as well as a range of exotic species. Nursery staff will be on hand to answer questions, help with plant selection and provide advice on weed and pest identification.

Important changes to water restrictions

Level 2 water restrictions start in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra on 10 December 2019.

What the new restrictions mean for residents and businesses

You can water lawns and gardens before 10am and after 4pm using:

  • A watering can or bucket (you can water for any length of time as long as it's early in the morning or late in the afternoon);
  • Drip irrigation systems for a maximum of 15 minutes a day;
  • 'Smart' watering systems  including automated weather adjustment, a rain sensor or a soil moisture sensor for a maximum of 15 minutes a day.

You Can't:

  • Use a standard sprinkler, soaker hose, weeping hose, mist sprayer, tap timer or watering system at any time, unless it’s connected to a smart watering system;
  • Allow water to run off on to hard surfaces, such as paths or roadways;
  • Put the sprinklers on for children to play under.

If you have a medical condition or some other special circumstance that means you can’t carry a watering can or bucket or if you have a carer who can only help you at certain times of the day, contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92 to discuss your individual needs.

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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