Buying native plants and seeds
We often get asked where to buy Australian plants and seeds in NSW. This section lists some of the suppliers members use including commercial nurseries, community nurseries, one-off events and online sellers.
Some of these organisations offer discounts to APS NSW members who present their current membership card.
If your business could offer a discount to members, please email us at the Australian Plants Society NSW.
January 2021 update: Some nurseries have had high demand during 2020, and events have been cancelled due to coronavirus.
Nindethana Seeds, based in Western Australia. www.nindethana.net.au
The shops at the Royal Botanic Garden at Sydney and The Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan sell packets of seeds from Australian Wildflower Seeds and other suppliers.
The Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) website has a list of seed suppliers around Australia here, including details for buyers outside Australia.
Australian Seed Company, Hazelbrook. Commercial quantities. www.ausseed.com.au
Harvest Seeds & Native Plants – see entry below.
The Chakra Garden. We offer wholesale amounts of native seeds as well as smaller quantities of seeds for vegetables, herbs and edibles and trees. We hope all of the seeds we pass on to the world make positive contributions to the places they reach. https://thechakragarden.net
Plant sales – Online
Some nurseries specialise in selling plants online, usually tubestock plants which are cheaper and easier to post. Some nurseries with a physical site may also offer mail order. Check websites for details.
All Natives Online Tubestock Nursery. www.allnatives.com.au
Angus Stewart’s Gardening with Angus. www.gardeningwithangus.com.au
Wildtech Nursery, Heyfield Victoria. Ph 0428 480 317, email email@example.com www.wildtechnursery.com.au
Friends of Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, Port Augusta, South Australia. Email John Zwar for list of plants available for sale online while the Friends nursery is closed – 50% off all plants. firstname.lastname@example.org www.aalbg.sa.gov.au
Plant sales – Nurseries
Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve and Nursery, Great Western Highway, Glenbrook 2773. (02) 4739 8597. Sat, Sun, Wed 12 noon – 4 pm. 10% discount to members, 20% for those who participate in the roster.
Harvest Seeds & Native Plants, 281 Mona Vale Rd, Terrey Hills. Supplying native plants, seeds and tubestock, including native bush foods, to wholesale and retail customers. www.harvestseeds-nativeplants.com.au. Ph 9450 2699, email@example.com
IndigiGrow Nursery, La Perouse Public School, 8-18 Yarra Rd, Phillip Bay NSW 2036. Mon to Fri, 9 am to 5 pm. Australian native plants, bush foods and medicinal plants. www.indigigrow.com.au
Sydney Wildflower Nursery, 9 Veno St Heathcote NSW 2233, (02) 9548 2818, 7 days 9 am – 5 pm. 10% discount. www.sydneywildflowernursery.com.au
The Wildflower Place, 453 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights 2260, (02) 4365 5510. 5% discount. https://www.thewildflowerplace.net.au
Cool Natives Nursery, Retail online mail order nursery, E-commerce website, specialist in frost and drought hardy native plants, Correas, Prostantheras, Waratahs, Flannel Flowers, Rare and Threatened flora. 16 Hitchcock Lane, Armidale 2350, Open by appointment only. 0421 961 007, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.coolnativesnursery.com
Newcastle and North Coast
Newcastle Wildflower Nursery, 260 Lake Rd, Glendale 2285, Dylan Thornton, Open 7 days 9 am – 5 pm, (02) 4954 5584. 10% discount. https://www.newcastlewildflower.com.au
Bonny Hills Garden Centre, 1055 Ocean Drive, Bonny Hills 2445, (02) 6585 5764, 10% discount on all plant purchases. https://bonnyhillsgardencentre.net.au
Firewheel Rainforest Nursery, Rainforest plants from the north coast of NSW. Over 350 species mostly tubestock, for ecological restoration, cabinet timbers and gardens. Also wetland species, wet sclerophyll species and some garden natives. We are mostly wholesale, so don’t send small orders, however people are welcome to drop in Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 4.30pm. 02 66895246, email@example.com, www.firewheelnursery.com.au
Greenbourne Nursery, Oxley Highway, Wauchope 2446 (opp. Timbertown), (02) 6585 2117, 10% discount. https://greenbournenurserywauchope.com.au
Illawarra and South Coast
Wollongong Botanic Garden. The Garden’s Greenplan Nursery has an extensive and exclusive range of local native trees, shrubs, groundcovers and grasses, as well as worm farms and compost bins for sale every month. Next days in 2021: Saturday 6 March, Friday 19 March, Friday 16 April, Friday 21 May, Friday 18 June, Saturday 26 June. Details: wollongongbotanicgarden.com.au
Wildgems Native Nursery, Illawambra Valley Road, Yowrie 2550. 0427 937 398. Wholesale/retail nursery. Please ring and arrange day before arriving. 10% discount. Update: Jan 2020 – wiped out by bushfires – stay tuned for more information.
Verdigris Fern Nursery, Currowan Creek 2536. Mail order is available through the website www.verdigris.com.au which includes useful information on fern cultivation. The nursery is open by appointment. (02) 4478 1311, firstname.lastname@example.org. Wholesale price for APS NSW members.
Greengold Nursery Federation Square, Shop 12 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls, ACT 2913.
02 6230 2000. greengoldnursery.com.au. 10% discount on native plants.
Dimboola/Horsham (Wimmera/Mallee region in Victoria)
Wimmera Native Nursery specialises in quality and innovative Australian products including tubestock, pots and advanced stock, home/farm advisory service, a wide range of native and exotic plants, guards, stakes and accessories.
60 Nhill Rd, Dimboola VIC 3414; PO Box 98, Dimboola VIC 3414;
03 5389 1193; email@example.com; www.nativeshop.com.au.
10% discount for any orders placed over the phone, email or at the nursery for APS (NSW) members.
Plant sales – Community nurseries
Some councils have a community nursery which propagates local indigenous plants for bush regeneration projects and for sale to the community. Check local councils in your region.
Sutherland Council Community Nursery, 345 The Boulevarde, Gymea. Open 7 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday. Plant list available online. Tubes from $2.70 each ($2.20 each for over 100 and $1.90 over 200) plus 140 mm and 200 mm pots. www.sutherland.nsw.gov.au
Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, Nursery, St Ives.
Randwick Council Nursery, 2B Barker St Kingsford NSW. Phone: (02) 9093 6250. Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm, plus first Saturday of each season. Plant list and Nursery information available here: https://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/environment-and-sustainability/randwick-community-nursery/plants-we-stock. Specialising in Australian native plants and Eastern Suburbs Indigenous species, tubestock to 300mm. 10% discount offered.
Volunteers from Foundation and Friends of Botanic Gardens propagate plants for sale at The Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan. Nursery at the visitor centre open 9 am to 4 pm. Plants from $5 each. Discount for members of Foundation and Friends. There are also some native plants for sale at the Friends’ nursery at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney.
Plant sales – Events
Australian plants are for sale at one-off events. Check event websites for current dates. 2021 update: Check status of events due to coronavirus.
Collectors Plant Fair at Clarendon. 10–11 April 2021. Previous sellers of native plants include Ausplants, Bilby Blooms, Darvill, Foundation and Friends of Botanic Gardens, Sydney Wildflower Nursery, Sun Valley (Victoria), Sustainable Natives (wholesale), Vaughans (Victoria). Check website for details and ticket sales. www.collectorsplantfair.com
Illawarra Grevillea Park at Bulli, open days 1–2 and 8–9 May 2021. See Facebook site.
Plant Lovers Fair, Kariong, usually in September, www.plantloversfair.com.au
Stony Range Botanic Garden, Dee Why. Spring Festival in September, www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Westleigh Nursery. Open garden and plant sales on two weekends a year. Email APS North Shore member Brian Roach at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list for details.
Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum, near Wellington.
Many Australian Plants Society District Groups also sell plants at their regular meetings or local events. Check the list of District Groups here