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.
Alec and Harry
New to the gift shop, Bright Red Gummies!
21st March, Autumn is here!
Autumn is here and with it the best time to plant, prune and generally get stuck into the garden! Seed potatoes are just coming into season now and we have the first batches available in store. Also as soon as we get some decent rains it is time to plant everlasting seeds. Which will give you a magnificent display come spring, for time on how to grow these annuals check out this Paper Daisy info sheet.
Easter and Mothers day are both approaching fast and if you are looking for a gift thats not made of chocolate then we have pletty of new and wonderfully gifts instore.
Our plants have grown well over summer and we are starting to see a wide range of plants become available again, some that have been hard to find include the Eucalyptus orbifolia and Beaufortia aestiva, check them out!
From all of us at Zanthorrea, Happy gardening and have a safe and joy full Easter!
21st January 2013: Happy New Year Gardening!
Mid-summer 2013 and we are enjoying the quick plant growth the warm weather brings. Watering is very important to keep the garden looking good - thriving, not just surviving!
Kaarakin: On Saturday the 19th of January, Louise from Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rehabilitation Centre, brought Chasey the cockatoo to entertain us while she gave a talk on black cockatoos.
Did you know that there are 3 species of black cockatoo, all of them under threat of extinction. (Carnaby's, Baudin's and the forest red-tailed black.)
Carnaby's: This famous white tail black cockatoo is seen locally and migrates back and forth from the Perth coastal plain, where they feed in summer to the wheatbelt , where they breed in hollows. The only problem is , 90% of what is now the wheatbelt used to be bushland, and this cockatoo is running out of places to feed and breed. The numbers of Carnaby's are diminishing each year, and this species is seriously threatened.
When you visit Zanthorrea, pick up a list of plants that will supply food for cockatoos.
Find out more: Go to the Kaarakin website http://www.blackcockatoorecovery.com/the-black-cockatoo/
Celebrate Australia Day and plant an Aussie icon.
Wrap an Aussie plant in green and gold as a special gift. Or ask one of our friendly team and they will be happy to wrap it for you.
Gold and yellowplants are perfect in summer, so bright and cheerful. Grevillea 'Molongoolo', Chrysocephalum apiculatum (yellow buttons), Anigozanthos 'Bush Bonanza'. Team these with grey foliaged plants such as Grevillea 'Gilt Dragon', Leucophyta brownii, Conostylis candicans and Eremophila 'Kalbarri Carpet' to create a wonderful hardy summer garden.
Don't forget to prepare the planting hole by mixing in 2 litres of soil improver (an icecream container) and 1tsp Macracote for Natives.
Lisa with her new friend Casey the black cockatoo!
Jackie and Harry with a basket full of Strawberries.
Looking for a unique christmas gift wrap? We have lots to tempt in store!
29th November, Wishing you a festive summer!
You can tell it's summer when the sun and the birds are up long before we are! Walking around the garden in the morning is very pleasant and a good chance to do some gentle gardening.
And you can tell it's Christmas when you walk into the Zanthorrea gift shop. Lisa has made and dressed a kangaroo who we like to call Santa Paws. Danielle and Lisa have decorated the whole shop in red and silver to highlight the beautiful giftware and cards.
Stop Press: Congratulations Jackie on winning the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce 'Business Person of the Year'!
We have some new plants coming in soon in limited numbers:
Grafted Eucalyptus ficifolia in red or orange. They have been grafted locally onto Eucalyptus maculata which has proved less prone to suckering.
Alyogyne 'Blue Heeler'. This cultivar only grows 30cms high by around a metre wide. Growing in sun or light shade, 'Blue Heeler' is drought and frost hardy once established.
Scaevola 'Suntastic', a yellow form of the popular fan flower. The two tone flowers are borne prolifically on trailing stems, ideal for hanging baskets. Hurry, numbers are limited.
Wishing you and your families a safe and happy feastive season!
Alec, Jackie, Ross and the team.
20th September 2012: Spring is in the air!
You know it is spring when the birds start nesting and the garden is a mass of colourful blooms. Spring has been productive in the Zanthorrea gardens, with the everlastings all up and looking fantastic. If you haven't been out for a while it will be well worth your visit.
Silver Princess, our cute feather foot bantam hatched out 8 beautiful chicks. They are now in feather, so come visit soon before they are all grown up! You can also see photos of them on our facebook page: Click here to visit Zanthorrea on Facebook.
As well as our bantams nesting, imagine our surprise to find a nest of baby New Holland Honey Eaters in the large Wollemi pine in the atrium, they are now feathered and flying around our gardens.
The Spring vegetables are now coming into stock, including a range of tasty heirloom tomatoes, and soon some capsicum and chili aswell! Yum!
Jackie, Alec, Ross and the team at Zanthorrea Nursery.
Win a classic Yates Bicycle!
Win your own red road bicycle, valued at over $500.
Spend $15 in a single transaction on a Yates product and go in the draw to win this gorgeous bike. Alec says please don't enter and he may get to keep it. (We don't think so Alec!)
PS Happy Birthday Yates, celebrating 125 years in Australia!
Alec on the vintage Yates bicycle!
New Holland Honey Eater Baby on a Ficus
Time to plant
Seed potatoes are in stock now and they are ready to grow! Varietys include Delaware, Kestral and Rodeo. They are in 1kg bags for $7.95. As they grow try building the soil up around the stem for extra spuds.
Everlastings are a great way to add some spring colour to your garden and now is the time to plant them. They come in seed packs of 10g for $10.95. For sowing tips have a look at this info sheet. Everlastings Info
If you have a Shady balcony or porch then Summer is a great time to reovate all those hanging baskets. Why not try an Australian Native in a basket? This one is the Acacia 'Green Wave', if you let it it will hang right down to the ground!
For a part shade position growing some succulents in a bowl can be a lot of fun, and as a bonus they are low maintenance and drought hardy! We have a great selection of small succulents and cacti from Fickle Prickle, so you can mix and match to your hearts content.