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.
2nd December: Summer is here and so is the festivities!
A warm welcome to the festive season of Summer. Christmas is just around the corner, and that means it is a great time to tidy up the backyard, plant some colour and look for tasteful gifts that family and friends will appreciate. We love jazzing up the nursery and hope you enjoy the fresh new displays.
If you're at home this school holidays, why not involve the kids in a gardening project. There are many activites they can do: Raised vege patches, pots or hanging baskets, native bonsais, and miniature fairy gardens.
We have some great talks lined up in January including Matthew Lunn and Lisa Passmore and we hope you are able to attend.
With the long days of summer, it is a fantastic time to enjoy the backyard with family and friends.
We hope you have an enjoyable Festive season, stay safe and see you again soon.
Ross, Jackie and the Team at Zanthorrea.
Jackie and Ross accepting the 'Environmental Business of the Year' award from Peter Stewart at the recent Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce awards night.
Ross and Alec in front of a beaut range of Kangaroo Paws. Thanks to Angus Stewart for the photo.
14th of September. Spring time!
What a great time of year Spring is! All the plants resume their growing as the weather warms up, and many start to put on a fantastic show of colour. We have been busy planting new natives in our display garden this year, including the stunning everlasting flowers. Pop in for a wander through and feel free to have a chat about any of the plants that you are interested in.
Jackie and Danielle have been busy at the Melbourne Gift Fair and found plenty to excite. For a sneak view into what's new in our gift shop, have a look at our recent Bush Telegraph that came out today.
All the best for your Spring gardening.
- Ross, Jackie and the Zanthorrea team
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.
Opening Hours: 9am-5:30pm,
day except closed on Christmas Day.