There’s no better time to start a gardening hobby (or turn your plant love into a full-blown obsession) than now. When you need to know where to get the finest items for your garden, you want to hear it straight from your local gardening experts. Where else to go for plants and garden supplies than the best nurseries in Cairns? Check out our Top 5 list below.
When it comes to unique plant finds, Branches Nursery delivers. Aside from trees, advanced palms and landscaping plants, this store also offers Black Velvet Alocasia, Pink-Stemmed Morocco Alocasia, and Philodendron Cucullata, among others.
At Branches Nursery, you can chance upon the much-coveted Philodendron White Princess. Hailed as indoor plant royalty by many plant lovers and gardening professionals, the White Princess is just what any home needs to take it to the next level. There’s also the ever-popular Fiddle Leaf Fig, and Rubra Brom, both of which are a must-have when turning any space into a tropical paradise.
Address: Lot 27, Hicks Close, Kewarra Beach, Cairns, QLD 4879
Limberlost Garden Centre
Current owners Ross Rankine and Cherryl Fisher revived the Limberlost Garden Centre with one mission in mind: to bring their plant love to gardeners and non-gardeners alike. The transformation has proven to be just what Cairns plant lovers needed.
Limberlost Garden Centre is a one-stop shop for anyone embarking on a landscape project. It now boasts a fresher look and an astounding array of plants and plant accessories. Not only does the Garden Centre offer potting mix, pebbles, and mulches – but you’ll also find the best greenery for all your gardening needs.
Address: 113 Old Smithfield Rd, Freshwater, QLD 4870
When you’re at Melsonrock Nursery, it’s hard not to get mesmerised by the dazzling plant offerings you’ll discover. From rare greens to more ubiquitous plant varieties, you’ll easily find a plant or two to tickle your fancy.
Check out their rose collection if flowering plants are more your speed. The blooms are simply stunning and come in different colours. The rose varieties here are diverse — we guarantee you won’t have any trouble picking a rose bush or two to beautify your garden. Melsonrock Nursery also has bright red Anthurium and lilac-coloured Asytasia. These lovely plants add a pop of colour to any outdoor space and come with a set of care tips from the store’s gardening team.
Address: 10-16 Burnett Street, White Rock, Cairns, QLD 4868
The Jungle Plant Co
Turning your space into an urban jungle is an easy feat when you have plants from The Jungle Plant Co. The greens here are beyond huge — so big, in fact, that you’ll encounter giant varieties more than once. This nursery has Giant Devils Ivy and Giant Green Maranta, and that’s just for starters.
Spruce up your home with their Philodendron Imperial Green, a massive pot plant that gives a burst of fresh colour to any indoor space. Another crowd favourite is the best-selling Monstera Deliciosa. Its interesting architectural leaves and whopping size are sure to be a conversation starter with your guests. This nursery also offers the Ruby Rubber Tree, a plant prized for its beautiful wine-coloured leaves. Whether it’s indoor or outdoor plants you’re looking for, one thing’s for sure when you’re at The Jungle Plant Co: you won’t be leaving empty-handed.
Address: Check out their fortnightly pop-up store at 7 Solager Street, Manoora
The Palms Cairns
At The Palms Cairns, plant love is synonymous with wellbeing. Founded by two sisters, this nursery lives and breathes the mantra that all things green are beautiful and beneficial to health. You’ll find beautiful potted plants, plant accessories, and plant care products in their store — all carefully picked to help you transform your home into a tranquil indoor space.
The Palms Cairns also offers eye-catching hanging plants such as Grape Ivy and Peperomia Cupid to make your home as cosy and inviting as a nature sanctuary. Echo your charming plant pieces with botanical-themed artworks and homewares to complete the look. These items are for sale at The Palms and will give your living area the complete nature-inspired experience.
Address: 3 Palmerston Street, Aeroglen, Cairns, QLD 4870
Photo Credits: Branches Nursery Facebook Page, Limberlost Garden Centre Facebook Page, Melsonrock Nursery Facebook Page, The Jungle Plant Co Facebook Page, The Palm Cairns Facebook Page