Zanthorrea Nursery is a family-owned garden centre, located in the
hills of Perth, Western Australia.
The tranquil surroundings of Zanthorrea Nursery's hills garden centre
make choosing plants a pleasure. Whether you are wandering around the
display gardens or enjoying a picnic while the children discover the
playground, the emphasis at Zanthorrea is on relaxation.
At Zanthorrea we specialise in Australian natives, which are among
the world's most lovely and hardy plants. Visit our award winning nursery and choose from over
600 varieties of Australian plants. Zanthorrea is an accredited nursery,
so our plants are guaranteed to be clean, healthy and 'hardened off'
before you take them home.
9th of June: Winter warmers
In between the winter rains is a great time to get out and warm up with some gardening. Many people wait till Winter to plant out tubestock for the best chance of success, and there is also a great range available at this time of year. It is the perfect time to get your leafy vegetables in, or maybe some climbing peas or radishes too.
If you are looking for flowers out in the winter garden you can expect to see many grevilleas, bottlebrush, lechenaultia, hypocalymma, chorizema and wax flowers out in bloom. Plenty to excite! Pop in for a chat or to have a look around our display gardens for ideas.
Eremophila 'Pink Passion'
Ross and Jackie with some of the new season tubestock.
A new range of colourful garden ornaments by Potany.
16th of March: Autumn is here!
Autumn is a busy time of year for us in the garden, with plenty of colour and the promise of early rains.
We have lots going on in the next few months, with Easter just the beginning of the Autumn season. Pop in with your kids for a treasure hunt or have a wander through the display gardens for new ideas. We will soon be adding new plants to our display gardens with a selection of the new release plants that are currently available, so be sure to keep an eye out for the changes.
Danielle has found many new exciting products for our gift shop, whether you are looking for a present for a friend or to create your new fairy garden with ornaments. Check them out in the Autumn Bush Telegraph.
We look forward to seeing you in the garden centre and hope you have an amazing Autumn.
- Ross, Jackie and the team
5th January: Survivng the heat.
Summer can be a little bit warm in the backyard, but having a garden can cool it down by up to 5 degrees! There is still lots of colour at this time of year with the Red flowering gums in full bloom. Scaevolas, Lechenaultias and Beaufortias are also good summer flowerers and there is plenty more.
If you are looking to get out into the garden, here are a few things that are good to do this time of year:
• Prune spent Kangaroo paw flowers back down close to the ground, this will give more energy back to the foliage.
• Apply soil wetter to dry parts of the garden, this makes a massive difference on how much water is available to the plants.
• If the desire to plant gets the better of you (as it does with me) focus on one area so that the daily watering is not a burden. Or choose a nice shady spot as these do not dry out as quickly.
• Mulch Mulch Mulch: Bare soil can heat up like tarmac!
Have fun in the summer gardening, for any advice or ideas pop in or give us a call, we are happy to help! See you soon - Ross
Lechenaultias give plenty of colour to a summer garden but need a little extra care to keep them going. Try mixing a few different colours in a pot. Pictured is Lechenaultia superba.
Eremophilas are a tough addition to a full sun garden. This Eremophila Red Splendour is very drought tolerant once established.
Dec 21st: A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
It is that time of year where we say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016. We hope you have had a fantastic year and that there is plenty more to follow. Christmas is nearly here and it is a great time to spruce up the backyard and spend time with family and friends. We are open everyday except Christmas Day, so if you feel like a visit, pop in and have a chat about gardening. Looking for any last minute gift ideas? There is plenty instore to excite, or choose a Zanthorrea gift voucher. We can make it up to any value you like.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Zanthorrea.
The recent rains and mild weather has been a blessing on the Spring gardens. Our display gardens are looking fantastic with lots of plants coming out in flower.
Please pop in for a look around and enjoy our Australian flora.
We were recently at the Kalamunda Community Gardens Open day with a display of native plants. It is great to see all the amazing work they are doing and see the community involvement in gardening. Ross and Jackie thoroughly enjoyed being down there and to hand out the winners of the Childrens colouring in competition. To find out more on the Kalamunda Community Garden, click this Link.
This month we have a pizza oven donated by Yates Australia to be won. Simply buy any Yates product in store and fill out the form and you are in the runnning to win. We have it set up in our Atrium if you want to stop by and have a look.
With Christmas aproaching soon, we are busy getting our gift shop and atrium ready with beautiful Australian themed gifts. Our Christmas display goes up on the 11th of November, so be sure to stop by and check this out.
The Wildflower photo competition is going strong with some amazing photo entries of Australian native plants. We hope you get to have a look on our facebook gallery and 'like' your favourite photo.
Yates pizza oven to be won. Runs till the 27th of November. Check in store for details.
Zanthorreas display at the Kalamunda Community Gardens.
Opening Hours: 9am-5:30pm,
day except closed on Christmas Day.
Time to plant
Grevillea Soopa Doopa
This new release Grevillea is full of flowers and quite often full of honey eater birds! As the weather warms up it is a great time to get them in the soil as they start to grow and put on a show.
2015 Photo Competition
The 2015 Wildflower Photo Competition is now closed, to view all the entries, Click here.