Visit to Boongala Nursery

By Kevin Stokes

Grevillea ‘Ivory Whip’, image Kevin Stokes

A small group of Newcastle members had a very pleasant visit to Boongala Nursery run by Mal and Jenny Johnston in Kenthurst, Sydney.

This garden and nursery has been an institution for many years for those interested in Australian plants and is well worth a visit.

There are several walks through the grounds including a rainforest walk.

A large range of plants are for sale, including some grafted Eremophilas, some of which disappeared into the back of my car with lightning like speed. One of my favourite plants was among them, that being Eremophila mackinnleyi. This impressive Eremophila is to be seen to great advantage at the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens at Port Augusta (along with with many other Eremophilas and small Eucalypts).

Some of the other plants seen at the Nursery are attached.

Grev x Golden Lyre, image Kevin Stokes
Scaevola, image Kevin Stokes
Grevillea Tango, image Kevin Stokes