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Community Nursery

Our Bayside Community Nursery 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.

Grab a free snag at our final gala day for 2018

As the best time to plant indigenous species is the cooler months, Bayside Community Nursery closes for public sales every summer. This is our final gala day for 2018 before closing at the end of October, so don't miss out.

Come down on Saturday 20 October 9am–2pm.

What better time than spring, to think about attracting local fauna to your garden. In preparation for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count (22 - 28 October), why not visit your local nursery and peruse our range of indigenous species, talk with our friendly volunteers and staff, grab a free snag and help us celebrate our 40th birthday year (yes, we first opened in 1978).

Public sales hours

April to end of October, Thursday and Saturday 10am–12noon, or by appointment for larger purchases.

Nursery contact details


315–317 Reserve Road, Cheltenham VIC 3192


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

Public pricing

  • Forestry tube at $2.20
  • 6-inch pot at $7.50
  • 200mm rocket pot at $23.00 

Wholesale customers

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

  • Forestry tube at $1.40
  • 6-inch pot at $6.50
  • 200mm rocket pot at $21.00

When do I need to make a wholesale order?

The latest you can make a wholesale order for:

  • Forestry tubes and 6-inch pots: by 30 June the year prior (i.e. order before 30 June 2018, ready for collection by March/April 2019).
  • 200mm rocket pots/spring rings: by 1 December, 2 years prior (e.g. order by 01 December 2018, ready for collection by March/April 2020). 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 at the nursery

An outstanding team of nursery volunteers work tirelessly sowing seeds, striking cuttings, helping with sales and caring for developing stock. New volunteers are welcome.

Volunteer Sessions are on Thursday and Saturday, 10am–12noon.

For more information, call Jill Robinson on (03) 9583 8408 or email friends [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Volunteer%20at%20the%20nursery)

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.

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