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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. Overseen by a Nursery Steering Committee, this Council funded environmental hub, offers great service and something for the whole family.

Public sales hours

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

The Nursery is located at 315 - 317 Reserve Road, Cheltenham. For general nursery and retail enquires call (03) 9583 8408.

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. 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.

Wholesale customers

We grow custom orders for a range of wholesale customers.

When do I need to make a wholesale order?

The latest you can make a wholesale order for:

  • Forestry tubes and 150mm pots is 1 June the year prior (i.e. order before 1 June 2017, ready for collection by March/April 2018).
  • 200mm rocket pots/spring rings is 1 December 2 years prior (i.e. order by 1 December 2017, ready for collection by March/April 2019).

Please note that species and quantities available can vary 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 always 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)

The origins of the Community Nursery

Bayside Community Nursery 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.

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