Buying Australian plants, seeds and books
We often get asked where to buy Australian plants, seeds and books in NSW. This section lists some of the suppliers members use.
Some of these organisations offer discounts to Society members who present their current membership card, as listed below.
If your business could offer a discount to members, please email us at the Australian Plants Society NSW.
Florilegium: The Garden Bookstore, 65 Derwent St, Glebe 2037 (02) 9571 8222. Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm. 10% discount on some titles - please check before purchasing. www.florilegium.com.au
Nindethana Seeds, based in Western Australia. www.nindethana.net.au
The shops at the Royal Botanic Garden at Sydney and The Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan sell packets of seeds from Australian Wildflower Seeds.
The Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) website has a list of seed suppliers around Australia here, including details for buyers outside Australia.
Plant sales – Nurseries
All Greengold Nurseries, 5% discount (except on landscape materials, garden design services or discounted merchandise).
Darvill Nursery, Darvill Rd, Orchard Hills 2748. Contact for price list or arrange to visit beforehand, (02) 4736 5004. www.darvillnursery.com.au, 10% discount.
Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve and Nursery, Great Western Highway, Glenbrook 2773. (02) 4739 4465. Sat, Sun, Wed 12noon – 4pm. 10% discount to members, 20% for those who participate in the roster.
Sydney Wildflower Nursery, 9 Veno St Heathcote NSW 2233, (02) 9548 2818, 7 days 9am - 5pm. 10% discount. www.sydneywildflowernursery.com.au
The Wildflower Place, 453 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights 2260, (02) 4365 5510. 5% discount.
Cool Natives, Retail mail order nursery, 16 Hitchcock Lane, Armidale 2350, Open by appointment only. (02) 6775 1139, 0421 961 007, email@example.com, www.coolnatives.com.au, 10% discount.
Wombat Gully Native Nursery, 1729 Coxs Creek Rd, Rylstone 2849, (02) 6379 6202, 5% discount.
Mildura Native Nursery, 10% discount on the purchase of any native plants or other products including the Watertube, ordered online at www.nativenursery.com.au
Newcastle Wildflower Nursery, 260 Lake Rd, Glendale 2285, Leearne Neal, Open 7 days 9am – 5pm, (02) 4954 5584. 10% discount.
Bonny Hills Garden Centre, 1055 Ocean Drive, Bonny Hills 2445, (02) 6585 5764, 10% discount on all plant purchases.
Greenbourne Nursery, Oxley Highway, Wauchope 2446 (opp. Timbertown), (02) 6585 2117, 10% discount.
Wildgems Native Nursery, Illawambra Valley Road, Yowrie 2550. 0427 937 398. Wholesale/retail nursery. Please ring and arrange day before arriving. 10% discount.
Verdigris Fern Nursery, Currowan Creek 2536. Mail order is available through the website www.verdigris.com.au which includes useful information on fern cultivation. The nursery is open by appointment. (02) 4478 1311, firstname.lastname@example.org. Wholesale price for APS NSW members.
Plant sales – Community nurseries
Some local councils have a community nursery which propagates local indigenous plants for bush regeneration projects and for sale to the community. Check local councils in your region.
Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, Nursery, St Ives. Wildflower Art and Garden Festival, Sunday 25 August 2019.
Volunteers from Foundation and Friends of Botanic Gardens propagate plants for sale at The Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan. Nursery open 9 am to 4 pm. Plants from $5 each. Discount for members of Foundation and Friends.
Plant sales – Events
Australian plants are for sale at one-off events. Check event websites for current dates.
Collectors Plant Fair at Clarendon, 6-7 April 2019. Native plants for sale from Ausplants, Bilby Blooms, Darvill, Foundation and Friends of Botanic Gardens, Sydney Wildflower Nursery, Sun Valley (Victoria), Sustainable Natives (wholesale), Vaughans (Victoria). www.collectorsplantfair.com
Illawarra Grevillea Park at Bulli, 7-8 and 14-15 September 2019. www.grevilleapark.org
Plant Lovers Fair, Kariong, 21-22 September 2019. www.plantloversfair.com.au
Stony Range Botanic Garden, Dee Why. Spring Festival, Sunday 8 September 2019. www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Westleigh Nursery. Open garden and plant sales on two weekends a year. Next: 12-13 October 2019. Email APS North Shore member Brian Roach at email@example.com to join the mailing list for details.
Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum, near Wellington. Open day, Sunday 15 September 2019 with plants for sale from Burrendong nursery and Bilby Blooms.
Many Australian Plants Society District Groups also sell plants at their regular meetings or local events. Check the list of District Groups here.
Plant sales – Online
Some nurseries specialise in selling plants online, usually tubestock plants which are cheaper and easier to post.
All Natives Online Tubestock Nursery. www.allnatives.com.au
Angus Stewart's Gardening with Angus. www.gardeningwithangus.com.au