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.
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'
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.
A joyful and colourful Spring for all!
Spring is in the air and it feels great. This is such a special time of year as the whole garden comes to life with flowers and bird life.
The Winter Wildflower competition has been judged and with so many excellent entries, the judging was especially challenging. Visit our Facebook page for the winners, judges comments and all the beautiful entries.
Looking for some info and tips about creating bonsai with Australian plants check out the latest newsletter 'Zanthorrea's Spring Bush Telegraph' on page 3. Just in is a large range of Bonsai pots from $5 to $30.
Christmas is just around the corner and if you want to get any gifts in the mail for overseas friends and family be sure to check out the latest Bush Telegraph or pop in for gift ideas that are unique and lightweight.
Enjoy the spring outdoors and the special time in the bush and garden.
Ross, Alec and Jackie and the team at Zanthorrea
Australian themed gifts and card.
A large range of Bonsai pots now in store.
Jackie and Alec at the Awards night in Sydney
NEWS FLASH: Best Specialty Garden Centre in Australia!
"Australia’s Nursery and Garden Industry has shone a spotlight on nature’s native paradise in Perth, naming Zanthorrea Nursery the country’s best specialty garden centre at the prestigious national awards ceremony held in Sydney last night.
The awards recognise and honour excellence in business, products and services and acknowledge industry leaders as they strive to achieve best business practice within the nursery and garden community.
The family-owned business specialises in more than 600 varieties of indigenous flora from Grevillas and Banksias to Eucalyptus and Westringias. Owners incorporate harmonious philosophies into the business with a strong focus on sustainability and extending green life to the community.
The impressive display garden showcases some of the most stunning, hardy plants which are highly attractive to birds and other native fauna, providing a wonderful, picturesque environment that is truly enjoyable to shop in.
There is a strong emphasis on relaxation to encourage families within the local community to surround themselves with green life, whether it’s the picnic area or children’s playground onsite."-NGIA
Opening Hours: 9am - 5:30pm,
day except Christmas Day.
Time to plant
If you have a patio area or a gazebo, then Summer is a great time to rejuvenate your hanging baskets and pots with a few flowering natives. A few to try are Hibbertia vestita, Grevillea molonglo, Scaevola Crinkle Cut and Viola hederacea(For the shady spot).
Lechenaultias are a very showy pot specimens. Try planting a few different types in the same pot for a show of winter/spring colour. We have a great batch of healthy L. formosa prostrate Red and L. biloba Blue in 140mm pots, ready to go.
Scaevolas! Now is a great time to get them in the ground as they will flower all Spring and Summer. The image above is of the Scaevola Purple Fanfare, an oldie but a goldie. Works well in pots or hanging baskets or as a colourful filler in the garden. Water well through Summer.
The 2014 Australian Wildflower photo competition is now closed! Thanks for all the entries. Please click the above image to see all the beautiful photos.