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Bayside Community Nursery: Reopening delayed due to COVID-19

In the interest of our community’s health and safety and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, will are delaying the reopening of the Bayside Community Nursery.

Updates on reopening dates will be published here once a decision has been made.

Kind regards, 

The Bayside Community Nursery Team

While our team work year round, the Bayside Community Nursery is open seasonably for sales from April to October in line with the planting season.

Nursery staff and volunteers are currently busy propagating a wide variety of indigenous plants for next year’s sales period. However, you can make a wholesale pre-order.

Public sale opening times
Retail prices
Volunteer with the Friends of Bayside
About the nursery
Contact details and address

Our Bayside Community Nursery on Reserve Road, Cheltenham grows and supplies a wide range of beautiful Bayside Indigenous species for our parks, inland and coastal bushlands, as well as for public sale.

This environmental hub offers great service and something for the whole family.

Public sales opening times

The nursery is currently closed but will be reopening in April 2020.

The nursery is being restocked with a range of indigenous plant species perfect for your garden or landscape, in forestry tube 6inch pot and 200mm pot. See the menu to the right-hand side for species lists.

We look forward to seeing you at the Nursery in April.

2020 Retail prices

  • Forestry tube at $2.50
  • 150mm pot at $7.50
  • 200mm pot at $30.00 

Chrysocephalum apiculatum at Bayside Nursery

2020 wholesale prices

We grow custom orders for a range of wholesale customers. Pricing for these orders are:

  • Forestry tube at $1.60
  • 150mm pot at $6.85
  • 200mm pot at $25.00

When do I need to make a wholesale order?

The latest you can make a wholesale order for:

  • Forestry tubes and 150mm pots: by 30 June the year prior (i.e. order before 30 June 2020, ready for collection by March/April 2021).
  • 200mm pots: by 1 December, 2 years prior (e.g. order by 01 December 2020, ready for collection by March/April 2022). Please ask us if you have other requirements to see what is possible.

Please note: species and quantities available can vary from year to year.

Call us about your wholesale requirements on 0427 495 542.

Volunteer with the Friends of Bayside

Volunteer working at Bayside Nursery

An outstanding team of bushland, parkland and nursery volunteers work tirelessly helping to maintain our inland and coastal bushlands with bushcare maintenance and in propagation activities such as sowing seeds, striking cuttings and caring for developing stock. New volunteers are welcome to the Program.

For more information, contact Friends of Bayside Support Officer, Teneille Mahony on (03) 9599 4700 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays or TMahony [at] bayside.vic.gov.au.

Volunteering opportunities

About the Community Nursery

The nursery opened in 1978 with the aim to protect Bayside's biodiversity by growing plants from local seed stock and through raising awareness and appreciation of Bayside's indigenous flora in public and private landscapes.

It exists to benefit the community of Bayside and to protect and enhance Bayside’s biodiversity and prevent local flora extinction through increasing awareness, appreciation and the use of Bayside’s indigenous flora in public and private landscapes. Supported by volunteers, the nursery propagates, produces and sells high-quality indigenous plants of local provenance, which are otherwise unavailable.

Each year, we grow and supply around 100,000 indigenous plants, grasses and trees for planting in our parks, inland and coastal bushland reserves. The nursery sells stock to the local golf courses and is open to all members of the public.

Nursery contact details


315–317 Reserve Road, Cheltenham VIC 3192


For general nursery and retail enquires call (03) 9583 8408.

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