Melbourne is Australia’s ‘garden city’, and with good reason. The abundance of parks and gardens around the city are considered some of the best in the country. With so much foliage around, it’s inevitable to want some for yourself – bringing that greenery into your home.
There are a lot of benefits to plant parenthood, from classy indoor decor to your personal well-being. And maintaining plants is easy enough, even if you don’t have a green thumb. There are a lot of low-maintenance leafy friends to keep around. (Or you can get a gardening service to help you out instead!)
The following nurseries can set you up with anything from house plants to gardening accessories. They can also advise you on caring for your new leafy friends. So, where to get a plant here in the Garden City? Here’s a rundown of the best places to buy plants in Melbourne.
The Greenery Garden & Home
The Greenery has existed for 44 years as a garden centre, so you can be sure they know their plants. This past August, they rebranded to embrace the concept of ‘home’, with a different retail experience. What hasn’t changed, though, is their dedication to their community.
The Greenery still offers traditional products such as indoor and outdoor plants, furniture, and landscaping supplies. In addition, they now provide edible plants – and fresh produce alongside that. There’s also the Little Coffee Cart that sells coffee and sweets for a snack.
Whatever your plant needs, this family-owned business can help you out. They even have gardening talks ($10 per ticket, with free coffee!) led by their team of expert horticulturalists. You can also check out their blog for tips on how to care for your plants.
By the way – visit them every Wednesday between 9:00AM and 12:00PM, and get a free treat for your furry friends!
Address: 4 Banksia Street, Heidelberg VIC 3084
Interested in bush foods? Melbourne Bushfood is the place for you. They’re on a mission to bring native ingredients to homes across Australia, and that includes right here in Garden City. What started in 2019 as a social mission has evolved into a journey surrounding local ingredients.
Melbourne Bushfood has a powerful commitment to ethical and sustainable food supplies, alongside an increase in Aboriginal participation in Australia’s native food industry. They have a pantry that sells bushfood starter packs, spices, and other food – but they also sell plants.
Every plant bought from Melbourne Bushfood sees $1 donated directly to revegetation work across the city. Moreover, many of their native plants are sourced from non-profit revegetation nurseries. They have several collections to shop, alongside individual potted native plants. If you want to support plants with a cause – you know where to go.
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Say hello to your newest and best plant paradise. Specialising in indoor plants, this gift delivery service sends leafy friends to your destination of choice in Melbourne. They also offer add-ons like botanical wares, plant-based goodies, and items from local brands they love.
Besides their plant selection, Hello Botanical curates care packages built with local and sustainable gifts – including clothing, personal care items, and even food! Each care package is carefully packed in a reusable hessian basket. Better yet, you get a discount if you order a care package alongside a leafy friend!
Browse through their range of indoor plants, and don’t shy away from adding some goodies too. They have different item categories such as Eat & Drink, Botanical Body, and even Botanical Home. Hello Botanical has anything you need for a green gift. (And yes, that includes one for yourself, too – you deserve it!)
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True Green Nursery
If you’re looking for exotic plants that will thrive in Melbourne’s climate, head for True Green Nursery. They specialise in tropical plants that will grow even in the Garden City’s harsh environment. With the most extensive range of plants in Victoria, they supply everyone from landscape professionals to hobby gardeners.
True Green Nursery is mainly known for their collection of palms, from Dates to Cocas to Mexican Cotton. They also have small indoor palms for those who want to grow them inside their homes. True Green Nursery even stocks exotic plants like Frangipanis, and native plants – from grasses to fruit trees.
If they don’t have the plant you’re looking for, contact their sourcing team, and they’ll find it for you! They regularly source advanced plants, from palms to cycads. Plus, they organise landscaping and planting for your home – how’s that for full service!
Address: 137 Highett Rd, Melton, VIC 3337
Diaco’s Garden Nursery
The story of Diaco’s Garden Nursery began all the way back in 1949 with Antonio Diaco. To this day, the family still believes in the ethics instilled by Antonio – to work hard, be honest, and achieve. Through this, they’ve grown into one of the finest plant nurseries in Melbourne.
Diaco’s now operates 4 garden centres, open seven days a week. The team self-professedly “lives and breathes plants and gardening”, so with them, you and your garden are in capable hands. They offer only the highest quality products at reasonable prices.
Believing in the importance of local nursery knowledge, Diaco’s staff is always on-hand to offer you advice on all your gardening needs. They want to show Australia the benefit of local garden nurseries and how they can change your life. Shop Diaco’s range of plants, trees, and ornamentals, alongside any pots and tools you might need. They can also help design your garden – talk about hard working, honest, and all-around service!
Address: 140 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb, VIC 3219
The Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Co-operative (VINC) looks to supply indigenous plants for both bushland revegetation and hobby gardening. While they provide local government agencies with plants, this not-for-profit co-operative also has a retail section where the public can shop. You can even become a member to get additional perks!
VINC produces over 400,000 plants across 250 species. Their sources for seeds and cuttings are all local to ensure their plants will grow well in Melbourne. Besides this, they also set up seed and cutting orchards.
The goal for VINC is to supply its local community with quality, sustainably-grown plants, which will show the benefits to growing indigenous species. Their catalogue ranges from grasses to wildflowers, to groundcover and even wetland plants. Many will thrive in Australian growing conditions, making them perfect for your home.
Address: Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield, VIC 3078
Warran Glen Garden Centre & Café
Come explore the picturesque aesthetic that is Warran Glen Garden Centre! The centre sprawls over 5 acres of land and features a quaint creek – plus some local ducks to befriend. Warran Glen also has hundreds of plant varieties alongside gardening and landscaping supplies. Indeed, you’ll find yourself well-stocked for your leafy friends.
If you can’t find what you need in their greenery collection, talk to their Greenlife buyer! They’ll discuss your plant needs with you and source them if available. Once you’ve acquired your chosen plants, check out their range of pots – perfect for your leafy friend’s new home.
With over 60 years of horticultural experience, Warran Glen is truly the perfect place to start creating the garden of your dreams. Beyond garden needs, they’ve also got a cafe for a cuppa, and a shop for homely things! They have something for everyone – especially those of us with green thumbs. (And even those who don’t!)
Address: 373 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road, Warrandyte, VIC 3113