If you have visited Randwick Council Nursery in Kingsford recently you will have almost certainly noticed something missing: the nursery glasshouses. The glasshouses are being replaced as part of major renovations at the nursery that also include new fencing and resurfacing of the site.
The renovations began with the extension of the sentinel fencing at the front of the nursery, on Barker Street, around the corner into Day Lane. The timber fencing on the western side of the nursery, shared with neighbours, is also being replaced.
The glasshouses, which had become increasingly fragile, were demolished over the weekend of February 6 and 7. The remaining work will also be scheduled to minimise disruption to nursery operations, but some disruption is inevitable. The temporary loss of the glasshouses will also have an impact on production. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience and look forward to these transformative works being completed. These changes will ensure we can produce the best quality plants for our customers in the future.
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 February 2021 stock list PDF, 283.38 KB to see the full range of plants currently available. We can also contract grow indigenous and other native species for bulk orders.
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.
Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.
Randwick City Council Community Nursery
2B Barker Street (Corner Day Lane and Barker Street)
Kingsford NSW 2032
Phone: 02 9093 6250
Nursery Open Day
The Saturday open days have been temporarily postponed. This decision has been made in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and will re-commence as soon as possible.
For the most up to date information, check out the Council's COVID-19 page
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.
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.