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 stock list PDF, 483.2 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.


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

Opening Hours

Christmas 2018 Opening Hours

  • Thursday 20 December - Open
  • Friday 21 December - Open 9am -12pm
  • Saturday 22 December - Closed
  • Sunday 23 December - Closed
  • Monday 24  December - Closed
  • Tuesday 25 December - Closed
  • Wednesday 26 December - Closed
  • Thursday 27 December - Open
  • Friday 28 December - Open
  • Saturday 29 December - Closed
  • Sunday 30 December - Closed
  • Monday 31 December - Open
  • Tuesday 1 January - Closed
  • Wednesday 2 January - Open

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

Contact details

Email: nursery@randwick.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 02 9093 6250

Nursery Open Day

Our next Saturday open day will be the Autumn Sale Day on Saturday 2 March 2019. The nursery will be open from 9am to 4pm.

There will be native and indigenous plants on 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.

Plant of the Month

Each month the nursery features a native plant which is looking great and is available now. The plant of the month for December is Prostanthera, or Mint Bush. The nursery sells two types of Mint Bush, Cut-leaf Mint Bush (Prostanthera incisa), which grows to 1.5m, and Oval-leaf Mint Bush (Prostanthera ovalifolia PDF, 106.79 KB), which grows up to 4m. Both species have intensely fragrant leaves and masses of mauve-purple flowers in spring. Grow in a sheltered position in full sun to part shade in most soils. Prune after flowering to keep compact. Great for sensory and habitat gardens.

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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