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.
Our display at Perth Garden Festival 2015
Lisa's mural on Flora for Fauna
6th May, Perth Garden Festival
Perth Garden Festival 2015 had everything that has been missing in previous years. The organisers encouraged more show gardens and nurseries by offering discounted prices for any stand involving plants. As a result garden centres such as Guildford Town had wonderful displays with a great selection of cottage plants.
Zanthorrea exhibited as a show garden, with a selection of tubes and more mature plants for sale.
Our "Flora for Fauna" themed show garden looked wonderful, and was enhanced by Lisa's amazing mural featuring colourful birds and local creatures. The story boards featuring Frogs, Birds, Lizards and Insects amused visitors with quirky facts. (Look out for these in the Zanthorrea display gardens!).
The judges were impressed and awarded our Show garden a "Silver".
Feedback on Perth Garden Festival from visitors was positive. After a lacklustre festival last year, the organisers had made the necessary changes and created an event that was interesting, informative and fun. Oh, and dog friendly, an added touch! See you next year at the show!
7th April, Autumn in full swing
With the Autumn rains and cooler days it is a great time to get out into the garden! We have a great range of tubestock available at the nursery and now is the best time to get them planted as they get established before the summer months.
We are busy getting ready for the Perth Garden Festival, WA's premiere garden show. We will be displaying a variety of Australian Native plants down there including some new releases. Our display garden will be focused on flora for fauna as we believe it so valuable to give animals a place to feed and live in our gardens. We look forward to seeing you down at the garden show, for more info visit the PGF website: http://perthgardenfestival.com.au/
Mother's day is coming up quickly and is a great day to show the mums in your life what they mean to you. We are holding a tea party fundraiser with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, so bring your mum in for a Coffee and Cake and support the the great work they do at the foundation.
Hope you all have a great time gardening this Autumn and we look forward to seeing you soon.
New release: Grevillea Dorothy Gordon
New release to be launched at Perth Garden Festival: Hibiscus La Belle
Garden Releaf weekend 2015
Mini Gardeners session at 10am
Dianella Cassa Blue. Plant blue for beyondblue!
18th February, Garden Releaf for Autumn
Autumn is only a few weeks away. To celebrate the relief of autumn, Zanthorrea is hosting "Garden Releaf", a weekend of garden fun, morning & afternoon teas, music, competitions, children's activites, displays and talks from garden designers. (Proceeds to beyondblue, supporting people with anxiety or depression.) 10 am 'til 4pm, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March.
Events & Activities during Garden Releaf weekend:
Morning & afternoon teas: Tea and coffee, with blue themed cakes and slices will be available from 10am to 4pm in the atrium. $5 – all proceeds to beyondblue. Enjoy music from local musicians from 1pm each day.
Mini Gardeners sessions at 10am each day. For a gold coin donation, the kids can plant up their own flower or vege seedling to take home and care for. All donations go to beyondblue. Suits children aged 4 to 12 years old. (Primary School age) 10am each day Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March. Go on a treasure hunt and earn a helium balloon for a small donation. Have your face painted by our artists.
Garden Talks at 11am each day.
Saturday 7th March - Garden designer Sue Torlach will present a talk on: "The healing powers of plants - creating a retreat in your garden". Sunday 8th March - Garden designer Lisa Passmore will present: "Blue plants for a cool garden". Expert advice for a gold coin donation to beyondblue!
Inspiring plant displays:
Check out our displays featuring blue gardens, sensory gardens and happy gardens. Look for how many blue plants you can find at Zanthorrea.Look for the blue label. $1 from the sale of each blue flowered plant will be donated to beyondblue.
Happy blue themes:
The shop and atrium will be decorated in a happy blue theme, with helium balloons. Check out the drawings from local school children. We ask them "How does the garden make you happy?"
• Guess how many blue M&Ms and win the jar!
• Win a hamper of garden goodies – donate $2 to be in the draw.
• Treasure hunt for the kids to find the blue ribbons in the display gardens – win a helium balloon.
• Botanica World Discoveries have provided a $4,950 travel voucher. Donate to beyondblue and be in the draw for this generous prize.
There's plenty for the children to see and do: Treasure hunts, face painting, pot-a-plant , also our resident chickens , fish and adventure play area.
Bring the whole family and join in our celebration! Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.
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'
Opening Hours: 9am - 5:30pm,
day except Christmas Day.
Time to plant
Now is a great time to get in the winter flowering grevilleas like this Grevillea thelemaniana 'Red Spider'. They are hardy and great for the birds. Useful for a dense hedge with a little pruning.
The geraldton wax like this Chamelauicum 'Purple Pride are just about to burst into flower, so if you are looking to add a bit of colour to your full sun positions then these are a great choice. Also useful for cut flower arrangements.
With the early rains it is now a perfect time to get in your everlasting seed. Best way to plant is to mix the seeds in a bag of soil improver and rake into the top soil. This will feed the seeds and also stops them from blowing away. Info on growing them is available here. Both the pink & white and the gold everlastings are available instore.
Seed potatoes are back in stock in the following varieties: Norland, Kipfler, Delaware, dutch cream and Royal Blue. Potatoes are great fun to grow, and more fun for the kids to dig them up when they are ready! Tip: Build the soil up around them as they grow for they will continue to produce roots and potatoes from up the stem! Availabilty changes quickly, please call to check if you are chasing a specific variety.