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.
A new grevillea to Zanthorrea: Grevillea Raspberry Dream. Bred by Kings Park.
19th of March: Hope everyone is safe and in the garden.
It is an unprecedented time of uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus. We hope you find some peace in your gardens and backyards as we get through these troubling times.
We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and following advice. Extra cleaning measures have been taken, and we believe our garden centre with its open air and plenty of space is still a low risk place to visit.
Our business like many others will remain open while the advisory bodies deem it safe to do so. We believe gardening has an important place to help relieve anxiety, and improve our health.
Please note: Due to the uncertainty, any future events have been postponed.
2nd of March: A Beautiful Start to Autumn
We have some fantastic weather to start off the autumn season. After all the storms last week there is some moisture once again in the soil, the sun is shining, and it is a perfect time to get out into the garden. March can still be a hot month though so it is important to keep an eye on the watering until we get into April.
Save the Date: On the 22nd of March we are hosting a Garden Releaf Day, and we hope you can make it. It is a fun day of talks, music, food and all for a good cause to raise money for Beyond Blue. More details to come soon.
Grevillea 'Outback Sunrise' is one of the new Grevilleas we have now at Zanthorrea.
After the previous warm week, you wouldn't have thought it good weather to be sitting on eggs, but we are pleased to say we now have a new baby chick at Zanthorrea. Hopefully a couple more hatch in the next few days!
19th of December: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We would like to thank all of our customers who have supported us throughout the year, and wish you a safe and enjoyable start into 2020.
It has been a hot start to summer with December hosting four days over 40 degrees! Some plants will need some extra attention when we have hot weather like this and others, once established will just keep on growing with no additional treatment or water. If you notice a plant struggling, it might benefit from some soil wetter or seasol solution. It is also a good time to top up mulch in the garden so as to reduce evaporation. We recommend a nice chucky bark mulch from a clean supply as this allows the water to penetrate through.
Hope you all find enjoyment in the long days of summer gardening!
25th of October. A Plant Party announced for November
Join us November 16 and 17 for a celebration of plants! We have two great talks prepared and will be serving cakes, tea and coffee to raise money for Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Details below: Sat 16th, 10am: Creating a Fairy Garden
11am - 1pm: Cakes, tea and Coffee.
Sun 17th, 10am: Indoor Plants
10:30am - 1pm: Cakes, tea and Coffee.
Join us for a celebration of plants and bring your plant questions!
The pink rice flowers (Pimelea ferruginea) are looking terrific at the moment.
15th October: Spring Wildflower Cheer!
It has been a great spring for wildflowers, but then it is hard to go wrong with WA's vast selection of flowering plants. There are plenty of nice Kangaroo Paws in flower, including the new Anigozanthos Kings Park Royale. It is not too late to plant up your bed with these for a lovely show of colour from now till Christmas time.
Christmas is not that far away, and if you are posting for family or friends overseas, then now is the time to start. We have a range of Australian themed gifts that are ideal for posting.
4th of July. Wonderful Winter Rains!
I love the winter rains, pitter patering on the roof, filling the rain tanks and bringing new life to the garden. It is a very green time of year (yes the weeds too), and an enjoyable time to be out in the garden. There are also many native plants that choose to flower in winter, so if you are looking for a bit of colour there is plenty to excite like the Chorizema cordatum. This year we have two different colours to choose from: Bright orange and pastel yellow.
You will also notice many new plants in the nursery gardens as Graeme chooses winter to do the majority of planting. This way the winter rains can water them in and get the plants well established before summer.
Chorizema cordatum "Pastel Pea'
We have some great quality stock coming available this autumn.
15th of April: The gardening season is here.
Autumn is one of my favourite times of year, with a cheerful buzz and the anticipation of new rain. It is a great time to get out into the garden. One of my autumn jobs is to see what plants need pruning back, and on occasion removing. This will make way for new plantings. It is also a good time to fertilise any winter flowering native plants like the spidernet grevilleas and correas. In fact it is said to be the best time to fertilise the whole garden.
We had a terrific Garden Releaf Day on March 24th, and together we raised over $2500 for Beyond Blue. Thanks everyone for their support.
We hope you have a great autumn and get lots of 'Green Minutes'.
Opening Hours: 9am-5:30pm,
day except closed on Christmas Day.
23rd of March: We are currently open for business. Any changes will be notified on our webpage and facebook page.
We are closely monitoring the situation, and following guidlines to keep our customers and staff safe.
Currently (30th March) to comply with guidelines, our Children's playground is closed, as is our self serve coffee corner. Thanks for your understanding.
What's Looking Good!
The Fan flowers are a great plant to grow through the warm summer months as they put on a terrific show of flowers. Either in hanging baskets, pots, or a well watered garden bed. Try: Scaevola Sitting Pretty, Scaevola Crinkle Cut or Scaevola Purple Fanfare.
Zanthorrea on Pinterest
We love sharing interesting ideas and flowers that excite us. Have a look at our pins on Pinterest!