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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.

The Nursery opens for the 2019 season on Saturday 23 March

As the best time to plant indigenous species is the cooler months, Bayside Community Nursery has been closed for public sales over summer but is re-opening a little earlier this year for customers, on Saturday 23 March from 10am - 12pm.

* New opening hours for Thursdays ~ Please note, we will now be open from 10am - 1pm on Thursdays from March 28.

The Nursery is stocked 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. Stay tuned for our April Gala Day coming up, featuring extended Saturday hours, special plant displays and free barbecue.

We look forward to seeing you at the Nursery soon.

Public sales hours

March 23 through to the end of October, Thursday 10am - 1pm 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.

2019 Retail prices

  • Forestry tube at $2.35
  • 6-inch pot at $7.50
  • 200mm pot at $26.00 

2019 Wholesale prices

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

  • Forestry tube at $1.50
  • 6-inch pot at $6.50
  • 200mm pot at $23.00

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 pots: 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 with the Friends of Bayside

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.

Friends groups 

For more information, contact Friends of Bayside Support Officer Jill Robinson-Bird on (03) 9583 8408 or 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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