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.
Nurseries offering discounts to APS NSW members
A specialist fern nursery located in the foothills of the Clyde Mountain Range, about 25km inland from Batemans Bay, NSW. We have an extensive fern collection which we are always looking to expand with rare and unusual plants. We collect and propagate where possible rare and endangered native fern species. We offer a wide range of fern species to help satisfy the demands of fern collectors and enthusiasts. We can propagate and supply small quantities of nursery tubestock, as well as larger individual plants. 02 4478 1311, email@example.com
Randwick City 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.
Address: 2B Barker Street, Kingsford, NSW 2032.
Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm
10% discount to APS NSW members
Nestled in the heart of the Hunter Wetlands, this well stocked nursery is managed by the Newcastle Group of the Australian Plants Society NSW.
Hundreds of different species of native plants including those endemic to the Hunter and Newcastle regions.
1 Wetlands Place, Shortland. Open Thursday mornings. https://wetlands.org.au/
For information on plants and opening times, please contact the District Group: https://austplants.com.au/Newcastle-Contact-Us
Managed by the Blue Mountains Group of the Australian Plants Society NSW, this nursery has a wealth of plants both endemic to the mountains and from across Australia.
Located within the Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve, there is a small botanical garden and arboretum of around 2 hectares.
Address is Great Western Highway, Glenbrook 2773. (02) 4739 8597.
Open Sat, Sun, Wed 12 noon – 4 pm (check opening hours given Covid).
10% discount to members, 20% for those who participate in the roster.
Operated by the Menai Group of the Australian Plants Society (Menai WIldflower Group), the nursery has an excellent range of native and endemic plants. Experts at propagating the famous Pink Flannelflower, the nursery has a range of other plants for both garden and bush care use.
We have a small nursery at Illawong Rural Fire Station and run a larger nursery at Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Park where we propagate plants for bush regeneration. We also supply plants for free to schools and other community groups or worthy projects. Contact the District Group for more information: https://www.austplants.com.au/Menai-Contact-us
The North Shore group of the Australian Plants Society has a nursery located at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden with supplies of many plants including those endemic to the area.
Regular plant sales are held.
For information on plant sale times, please see the District Group at: https://www.austplants.com.au/north-Shore-Contact-Us
Wimmera Native Nursery specialize in quality and innovative Australian products including various size Tubestock, Pots and Advanced Stock, Home/Farm Advisory Service, a wide range of Native and Exotic Plants, Guards, Stakes and Accessories. Also available online via The Native Shop are living plants in various Tubestock sizes as well as seeds and a wide range of fabulous products.
10% discount for all orders via phone, email or in person at the nursery for APS (NSW) members. Shop online at www.nativeshop.com.au for 10% OFF with code APSMEMBER10.
60 Nhill Road, Dimboola VIC 3414 | T: 03 5389 1193 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other native nurseries and seed suppliers
Based in Western. Australia. www.nindethana.net.au
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
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
The Chakra Garden
Offers 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.netANPSA
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.
Angus Stewart’s Gardening with Angus
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
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
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
Armidale – 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firewheelnursery.com.au
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
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-gail Wildflower Nursery
https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Ku-ring-gai-Wildflower-Garden/Wildflower-Nursery, St Ives.
Foundation and Friends of Botanic Gardens
Volunteers 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
Collectors Plant Fair at Clarendon
Normally held annually.
Illawarra Grevillea Park
Located at Bulli, open days regularly through the year. 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
Open garden and plant sales on two weekends a year. Email APS North Shore member Brian Roach at email@example.com to join the mailing list for details.
Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum