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.
22 of January, Go green and gold for Australia Day!
We are very proud to have won the award of 'Best Specialty Garden Centre in WA' and are now in the running for the National Award! Judges comments: 'Fantastic, representing our Australian beauties beautifully!' and 'Great community integration, well done!'
New to the shop to keep you sun protected are 'SParms'. You may notice many of the staff wearing these for their SPF 50+ protection. They cover your arms protecting from the sun and actually cooling your arms down while working out in the garden!
Have a fun and safe Australia Day. If you are enjoying this day at home and want to green up the backyard, we will be open all day from 9am till 530pm and have many plants like the Eremopihla Mingenew Gold that will survive the hot Perth summers and brighten up your yard!
Merry Christmas from the Zanthorrea team.Ptilotus Joey
10th of December, Welcome to Sunny Summer
Christmas is just around the corner, and we invite you to visit Zanthorrea for relaxing garden inspiration and for a wide range of beautiful gifts.
We are now up to the 100th edition of the Bush Telegraph. That's 25 years of gardening interest.
The 100th issue has plenty of plant related information to inspire you to spend summer time in the garden. I recommend cool early mornings spent with the birds. Download your copy here.
Thank you for your custom and friendship in 2013. Our gift for you is the now famous Zanthorrea calendar, produced by in-house photographer Ross. Calendars are available now on presentation of the voucher in the Bush telegraph, while stocks last and limit is one free calendar per person. Additional calendars can be bought for $7.95.
Alec Jackie Ross and the team at Zanthorrea wish you a happy Christmas and a bountiful new year of gardening.
23rd of September. Spring is here!
We are well into Spring now, but with all this rain it has felt like a long winter. The Rains have filled our rain water tanks and with some warm weather on the way we should all have a great time in the garden with the wildflowers.
At Zanthorrea, many new plants and products have arrived in time for the busy garden season. We have new metal obelisks for climbing plants to twine up, The troforte fertiliser that has proven to be very good at bringing your garden to life and many new style pots to fill a courtyard.
The spring Bush Telegraph is out now and in it we explore where to go to find the best wildflowers. David highlights tip pruning and Ross outlines how to create a native garden pot paradise! Janine is our bush tucker expert and writes about a few easy ones to grow in your garden. Check out the Spring Bush Telegraph by Clicking the following link. Spring Bush Telegraph 2013.
Through out our gardens we have placed 10 storyboards that give some extra information and history about Zanthorrea Nursery, so we welcome you to have a wander through our gardens and enjoy this colourful time of the year!
Our new Storyboards have lots of ideas and history
There is plenty of new books on the Zanthorrea Book shelf
4th July 2013: In the midst of winter!
Our nursery gardens are looking beautiful despite the lack of winter rain. There are many plants in flower... already! Graeme has been busy renovating the gardens, so they are well worth a visit. Out now is the winter Bush Telegraph and in it we look at growing spuds in a cage, the best veges for winter, three different types of shady gardens and also at some of the changes we've made to our display gardens. Click here to get the latest Bush Telegraph.
Once again we are running a Winter Wildflower Photo Competition with the first prize being a $200 Camera House voucher, kindly donated by Yates. We encourage all budding photographers to join in the fun and we will make a gallery of all the entries. To find out more details or to view the gallery, Click Here.
There are plenty of new plants available at Zanthorrea this time of year, like the Grevillea 'Gypsy Moon' and the Grevillea 'Midas Touch', which look to be some nice new hybrids. So if you are looking for something a little different, be sure to pop in and ask us whats new!
Winter is also the time to start planning for a fantastic display of Spring colour. One of the best ways to do this is to plant out a Kangaroo Paw patch, try mixing a few different colours like Big Red, Orange cross or Yellow gem together for a mass effect!
Jackie and Alec with the helpful Harry inbetween.
New : Umbrellas that change colour in the rain!
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!
Time to plant
Frog ponds are great to get planted up all year round. Either use a bowl, or dig in a plastic liner. Use strappy leafed water plants like the Ficinia nodosa or Juncus krausii to help keep the water in good condition. It is nice to plant Dianellas and Darwinias around a frog pond as this will give them some protection and will attract insects for the frogs to eat.
If you have a shady area that receives summer watering then now is a good time to pot tubestock into a small 14cm pot for autumn planting. Try getting a few easy to grow ground-covers like Dampiera or Myoporum going and save money in the autumn planting season!
Time to prune
Nows the time to prune off any spent Kangaroo Paw flowers. For some species like this Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl', pruning off the old flowers will encourage new flowers to take their place! Other varieties may not produce more flowers now, but pruning off the flowers will not only tidy the plant up, but will give more energy to the foliage and you will be left with a healthier plant for next years flowering season.
The photo competition is now closed. Here are the fabulous entries.