Even if you’ve turned your home into an urban jungle, there’s still no such thing as too many plants and plant accessories. There’s always a new succulent and fiddle leaf fig to obsess over.
When your plant collection is on-trend and ever-changing, ordinary plant supplies just won’t do. But with all the plant stores out there, how would you know where to go? There’s no need to look further than the nurseries in our very own Sydney.
Our gardening experts searched high and low for the ultimate nurseries that the Harbour City has to offer. From swoon-worthy roses and eye-catching indoor plants to stylish plant accessories, you’ll find everything you need in these hidden gems.
Plant Base Sydney
You can’t go searching for prized plants in Sydney without giving Plant Base Sydney a visit. This plant warehouse is a favourite spot among plant lovers looking to transform their home or office into a nature sanctuary.
Owner James Stevens, who is also the founder and CEO of Mr. Roses, makes sure everyone feels welcome here. It’s one of the friendliest places around, and furbabies are equally adored here as much as the next plant.
Loyal customers regularly flock to Plant Base to pick out a new addition to their growing plant collection, or to simply enjoy the green scenery. This breathtaking hub will make you fall in love with their lush fiddle leaf figs, peace lilies, hanging plants, and golden cane palms, among others. Explore the grounds further and you’ll find their Flower Market – if you’re looking for an extensive offering of sunflowers, Australian native flowers, and long-stemmed roses, this is the place to be.
For the discerning plant aficionado, Plant Base has stunning indoor plants and succulents that you can pair with any of the gorgeous pottery creations from Mojay Pots. Plant Base also carries sophisticated plant installations from Porch Envy. These on-trend potted plants are a must-have if you’re looking to give your interior space a stylish upgrade. Whatever plant indulgence you prefer, a trip to Plant Base Sydney is a one-stop plant shop experience you don’t want to miss.
Address: 57-59 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, NSW 2018
They say girls just want to have fun, and when it comes to spreading happiness, PlantGirl is the go-to nursery. If you’re a plant lover who likes to spread the love here and there by gifting plants to friends and co-workers, you’ve come to the right place.
We’re not talking about fussy hard-to-please plants here. PlantGirl’s founder, Felicity Keep, sees to it that the succulents and indoor plants beautify your home or office space sans the hassle. You can be sure that the plants you give – and receive – are low-maintenance and easy to care for. Black-thumbed plant fans, this is for you.
For this upbeat Sydney nursery, it’s all about keeping their plants and pots new and exciting every time. And speaking of time, you don’t have to wait for tomorrow to brighten up anyone’s day with a plant gift. With PlantGirl’s same-day delivery, you can bring a smile to your friend’s face right when it’s needed most. This is the nursery to call when you’re in need of a plant gift, ASAP.
Address: 100D Sydenham Rd, Marrickville, NSW 2204
Pet owners have furbabies, and More Plants has its plant babies. Each indoor plant in this Rosebery nursery has been carefully selected – nay, lovingly hand picked – then propagated in More Plants’ greenhouse before it reaches you. And when it does, you can be sure that your plant baby has been handled with the utmost care from their nursery down to the courier delivering your package.
It’s no surprise that More Plants is the hub for plant enthusiasts and collectors searching for rare plant finds such as the coveted Alocasia melo or Philodendron nangaritense. They also have a category for ‘pet-safe plants’, which goes to show how doting this Sydney nursery is.
Looking to geek out on all things green? More Plants has plant care items for sale as well. You’ll find anthurium and philodendron lapel pins, indoor watering cans, and other cool plant accessories in their store.
Address: 56A Dalmeny Ave, Rosebery, NSW 2018
That Plant Shop
That Plant Shop is a family-run nursery that carries a variety of indoor plants, growing soils, and plant care products. Choose from any of the 136 plants that you can add to your home or give as a gift. That Plant Shop will personally deliver your plant in an eco-friendly packaging right to your doorstep.
No worries if this is your first time to be a plant parent – That Plant Shop is keen on sharing helpful tips on how to care for your plants, and they also hold plant appreciation workshops for adults and kids alike.
Interested in learning more? Enrol in one of their kokedama or terrarium workshops and bring home your own botanical creation after the class. This nursery is the perfect place to start a plant-loving hobby.
Address: 81 Allen St, Leichhardt, NSW 2040
Terrace Outdoor Living
Terrace Outdoor Living is on a mission: to turn any space into an oasis. With designers and stylists Paul and Bianca at the helm, this plant design studio is all about giving a fresh look to tired indoor and outdoor spaces through plants. Their flagship projects include outdoor garden design, leafy green offices, and plant care and maintenance.
Terrace Outdoor Living also offers plant care items for sale, from easy gift ideas to garden furniture and decor. Their watering can selection, for one, is outstanding. You’ll think each watering can is a sculptural piece you can put on display. With the styles they’re offering, it won’t be surprising if you actually do.
Address: 47 Queen St, Woollahra, NSW 2025
Think trendy pots paired with equally beautiful plants, and that’s Captain Monstera in a nutshell. Founded by Lara Beesley and Suzy Coassin, Captain Monstera infuses style into every step of your plant experience with their online shop. They even have an in-house plant styling service to guide you if you need potting advice.
You can tell that the women behind Captain Monstera are passionate about sharing their love for plants, from their advocacy that ‘(no one) has a black thumb’, down to the hand-delivered plants that come wrapped in their signature Captain Monstera tote bags.
Plant lovers are encouraged to mix and match plants with pot designs here – it’s all about having fun and being creative. When you’re satisfied with your choice, the store will take care of the potting and delivery for you. There’s only one dilemma you’ll be faced with: given all the plant eye candy available, it’s hard to pick just one.
Address: Northern Beaches, Sydney (online shop)
Randwick Community Nursery
Thinking of a unique way to explore Sydney’s plant scene? For a one-of-a-kind nursery experience, it’s worth paying a visit to Randwick Community Nursery. You’ll find the most amazing collection of indigenous Australian plants together with exotic plant species from other parts of the world.
Randwick Community Nursery houses native plants such as Sydney golden wattles, fringe myrtle, lilly pilly, and banksia aside from the usual potted plant and tree varieties. This 50-year-old open-air nursery is closed during weekends, so be sure to visit on a weekday.
Address: 2B Barker St, Kingsford, NSW 2032
Sydney’s Plant Market
If you want good bargains and a wide array of choices for your plant needs, Sydney’s Plant Market is the nursery for you. You can practically build a garden from the ground up just by exploring this nursery.
Shrubs, trees, indoor plants, hedging plants, and flowers – if you want it, they’ve got it. You’ll also find planting soils, mulches, and fertilisers here as well as seeds of countless plant varieties. Whether you’re looking to give your garden a boost or starting from scratch, there’s something for everyone at Sydney’s Plant Market.
Address: 184 Annangrove Rd, Annangrove, NSW 2156
Natures Colours Plants and Gifts
You don’t need a special occasion to give Natures Colours Plants and Gifts a visit. This easygoing plant store has an infectious enthusiasm for everything green, and a wonderful selection of plants and plant accessories for everyone to enjoy.
Natures Colours’ plant collection is for the gift-savvy plant lover. Don’t worry if you’re tempted to keep a potted plant for yourself as well (don’t worry, we won’t tell). Their bestselling mixed succulent bowl, Cosmos, is an explosion of shapes and colours cradled in an elegant low bowl. And that’s just for starters. Natures Colours has potted Philodendron Birkin, Devils Ivy, and Anthurium, among others.
Can’t wait to make someone’s day? Browse online then take advantage of their same-day delivery. Each little plant comes with a gift bag, an easy plant care guide, and a personalised message card. Make your gift extra thoughtful with one of Natures Colours’ gift add-ons: some gourmet chocolates or a soy candle or two never hurt anyone.
Address: Pennant Hills, NSW (online shop)
Photo credits: Plantgirl Sydney – Facebook page, More Plants Website, The Plant Shop Facebook page, Terrace Outdoor Living Facebook page, SAVING OUR TREES – Marrickville municipality website, Sydney’s Plant Market Facebook page, Natures Colours Plants and Gifts Facebook page