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Welcome!

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.


** Easter opening hours: We are open all Easter long weekend, 9am till 530pm **


Recent News


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


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

Time to plant

Lechenaultias are just starting to come into flower and now is a great time to get them into the garden. We have many different colours at the moment, including blue, orange and red.


Chorizemas like this 'Heart Shaped Flame Pea' add a wonderful splash of colour through winter. They are just starting to bud up in the pots. Grows to about 1m high and works really well in a shady part of the garden.

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.


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Zanthorrea Nursery has been an accredited grower for many years. If you would like to know more about the accreditation scheme, click on the link to NIASA website (left).

Zanthorrea is the first nursery in WA to be officially certified by Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA). To learn more, please visit http://www.sgaonline.org.au

Zanthorrea Nursery  ::  155 Watsonia Road, Maida Vale, Western Australia 6057  ::  Ph (08) 9454 6260