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Welcome!

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.


Recent News

7th April, Autumn in full swing

With the Autumn rains and cooler days it is a great time to get out into the garden! We have a great range of tubestock available at the nursery and now is the best time to get them planted as they get established before the summer months.

We are busy getting ready for the Perth Garden Festival, WA's premiere garden show. We will be displaying a variety of Australian Native plants down there including some new releases. Our display garden will be focused on flora for fauna as we believe it so valuable to give animals a place to feed and live in our gardens. We look forward to seeing you down at the garden show, for more info visit the PGF website: http://perthgardenfestival.com.au/

Mother's day is coming up quickly and is a great day to show the mums in your life what they mean to you. We are holding a tea party fundraiser with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, so bring your mum in for a Coffee and Cake and support the the great work they do at the foundation.

Hope you all have a great time gardening this Autumn and we look forward to seeing you soon.


New release: Grevillea Dorothy Gordon


New release to be launched at Perth Garden Festival: Hibiscus La Belle


Garden Releaf weekend 2015

Mini Gardeners session at 10am

Dianella Cassa Blue. Plant blue for beyondblue!

18th February, Garden Releaf for Autumn

Autumn is only a few weeks away. To celebrate the relief of autumn, Zanthorrea is hosting "Garden Releaf", a weekend of garden fun, morning & afternoon teas, music, competitions, children's activites, displays and talks from garden designers. (Proceeds to beyondblue, supporting people with anxiety or depression.) 10 am 'til 4pm, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March.

Events & Activities during Garden Releaf weekend:

Morning & afternoon teas: Tea and coffee, with blue themed cakes and slices will be available from 10am to 4pm in the atrium. $5 – all proceeds to beyondblue. Enjoy music from local musicians from 1pm each day.

Mini Gardeners sessions at 10am each day. For a gold coin donation, the kids can plant up their own flower or vege seedling to take home and care for. All donations go to beyondblue. Suits children aged 4 to 12 years old. (Primary School age) 10am each day Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March. Go on a treasure hunt and earn a helium balloon for a small donation. Have your face painted by our artists.

Garden Talks at 11am each day.
Saturday 7th March - Garden designer Sue Torlach will present a talk on: "The healing powers of plants - creating a retreat in your garden".
Sunday 8th March - Garden designer Lisa Passmore will present: "Blue plants for a cool garden".
Expert advice for a gold coin donation to beyondblue!

Inspiring plant displays:
Check out our displays featuring blue gardens, sensory gardens and happy gardens. Look for how many blue plants you can find at Zanthorrea.Look for the blue label.
$1 from the sale of each blue flowered plant will be donated to beyondblue.

Happy blue themes:
The shop and atrium will be decorated in a happy blue theme, with helium balloons. Check out the drawings from local school children. We ask them "How does the garden make you happy?"

Competitions:
• Guess how many blue M&Ms and win the jar!
• Win a hamper of garden goodies – donate $2 to be in the draw.
• Treasure hunt for the kids to find the blue ribbons in the display gardens – win a helium balloon.
• Botanica World Discoveries have provided a $4,950 travel voucher. Donate to beyondblue and be in the draw for this generous prize.

There's plenty for the children to see and do: Treasure hunts, face painting, pot-a-plant , also our resident chickens , fish and adventure play area.
Bring the whole family and join in our celebration! Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.

Summer Gardening Janurary 2015

It has been a hot start to 2015 and it looks like it could be a warm year for all of us in Australia! Aussie plants are well suited to the weather here, so If you are looking at redoing the garden why not consider a few natives to go in. For really hot open spots I like to go for some of the Ereomphila varieties as these plants are used to a low rainfall and a high day time temperature. Allways check your soil type with the plants prefered soil type to get the best results.

Looking after the garden through summer is mostly about ensuring your plants have enough water, and that means: The retic is all working as it should, the soil is wettable (If not be sure to apply a Soil Wetter) and the garden is mulched. Any new plants going in to the garden need to be watered daily until they can get an established root system, and then weaned off to your designated 2 days a week watering. If your veges are struggling in the full sun, try installing a shade cloth that reduces the sun by 50%, you will be surprised at the difference it makes.

There is plenty in flower at the nursery this time of year: Croweas, Scaevolas, Hemiandras, Beaufortias, Eremophilas and of course Grevilleas. If you want to get some summer colour into your garden pop in for a chat, or just to have a look through our display gardens.


Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon'


Eremophila calorhabdos


Jackie, Alec and Harry in front of the new stone steps.


Lisa and Danielle Decorating the Nursery for Christmas.

2nd December, The Jolly season is here!

Summer is apon us again, but with a mild start the early morning has had the perfect weather to spend time outdoors and get the backyard ready for Christmas and the New Year. We'd like to encourage you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of this busy season to spend a little time in the garden, both yours and ours! There is still many plants out in flower, and some like the beautiful Beaufortias are just starting to bud up.

The summer Bush Telegraph is out now, so download a copy here for some great ideas for summer projects and gifts for Christmas.

We have a naughty Christmas elf in our gift shop, check out our facebook page here to see what he is up to!

Are you keen to encourage a love of gardening in the next generation? Book the kids in to Zanthorrea's KidsGrow to pot up a Petunia, during the school holidays.
Our artistic team have created beautiful displays to inspire. The garden centre is chock full of many beautiful garden-themed gifts for all your Christmas shopping needs.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, and a safe and happy holiday season.
Alec, Jackie, Ross and the team.

Opening Hours: 9am - 5:30pm,
every day except Christmas Day.

Whats On

Perth Garden Festival tour
Meet Jackie down at our Perth Garden Festival display for a tour of the exhibits.
1st May at 10.30am.
RSVP to 9454 6260.
Stay on to listen to Jackie's talk on 'Cottage Gardens with Australian Plants', 1st of May at 1pm at the Seminar Stage PGF.


Mothers Day morning tea
Bring mum in for coffee & cake on Mothers Day. All proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Sunday May 10th, 9.30am til 4pm.

Succulent Art
Join Janine for an interactive demonstration on how to create fabulous succulent art.
Saturday May 23 at 10am.
RSVP to 9454 6260.
Gold coin donation to Kanyana.

Time to plant


With the early rains it is now a perfect time to get in your everlasting seed. Best way to plant is to mix the seeds in a bag of soil improver and rake into the top soil. This will feed the seeds and also stops them from blowing away. Info on growing them is available here. Both the pink & white and the gold everlastings are available instore.


Seed potatoes are back in stock in the following varieties: Norland, Kipfler, Delaware and Royal Blue. Potatoes are great fun to grow, and more fun for the kids to dig them up when they are ready!
Tip: Build the soil up around them as they grow for they will continue to produce roots and potatoes from up the stem! Availabilty changes quickly, please call to check if you are chasing a specific variety.

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Zanthorrea Nursery has been an accredited grower for many years. If you would like to know more about the accreditation scheme, click on the link to NIASA website (left).

Zanthorrea is the first nursery in WA to be officially certified by Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA). To learn more, please visit http://www.sgaonline.org.au

Zanthorrea Nursery  ::  155 Watsonia Road, Maida Vale, Western Australia 6057  ::  Ph (08) 9454 6260