Toowoomba isn’t just the city of food and culture (although the city is definitely steeped in history). It’s home to the Carnival of Flowers – a gorgeous parade that’s been around since 1949! The flower shows and parades take centre stage in this brightly-coloured event, alongside countless markets selling everything from floral plants to succulents. The carnival happens only once a year, but don’t fret – there are plenty of places to buy plants in Toowoomba!
(And if you need help caring for all the leafy friends you buy, hire a gardening service in Toowoomba, too.)
If you’re in the city of fun and food, then you’ll want some florals (and other plants) to spruce up your home. Here’s where to buy plants in Toowoomba – year-round.
The Crows Nest Community Nursery
Native plants aren’t just excellent as ornamentals; they’re an important food and shelter source for local animals. At The Crows Nest Community Nursery, they help support native wildlife by growing and propagating indigenous trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants. Since native foliage has developed to thrive in Australian environments, they’re perfect for any garden.
By shopping at The Crows Nest, you’re also supporting your local community – most of their staff are volunteers. The nursery started over 20 years ago as an environmental initiative to provide plants for revegetation and for local landowners, and has grown ever since.
The Crows Nest has an extensive seed and seedling bank, and they also accept seed donations. If you’re looking for something specific, you’re welcome to browse their leaflets and find what you need. The nursery is open each Thursday from 8:30am–1:00pm.
Pohlmans Garden Centre and Retail Nursery
“A Pohlmans plant is not just grown – it is nurtured.” With this belief, Pohlmans Garden Centre and Retail Nursery has spent over 40 years as Toowoomba’s “Plant People”. They’re one of the largest independently-owned plant nurseries in Queensland, and their passion for all things green is just as immense.
Pohlmans is well-known for their gourmet vegetables and fresh herbs (which, you’ve got to try), but they’ve got an extensive selection of potted flowers, plus indoor and outdoor foliage. Their 30-odd years of nursery expertise means they only grow the highest quality plants for your garden. And of course, their friendly and knowledgeable staff are more than happy to help you out with any of your plant needs. They even have a Garden Club to help you out with your plant care!
With 700 varieties of plants available, you’ll be spoiled for choice at Pohlmans. Their retail nursery is open to the public every day from 8:30AM–5:00PM. You can book a tour or event in their factory, too!
Fruit Tree Lane
Whether you’re a home gardener, a hobby farmer, or a professional, Fruit Tree Lane has a plant for you. They provide customers with the best and most delicious fruiting plants which you can grow organically in your garden. If you want a productive home garden – or just love fruit trees – then this specialised nursery is the place for you.
Beyond their extensive tree selection, Fruit Tree Lane also has plenty of resources available to help you as a plant parent. They have a section for Growing Tips on their website, which shares their knowledge of getting fruit trees to thrive. The blog discusses anything from subtropical apple varieties to protecting your plants from frost.
Fruit Tree Lane supplies all your fruiting tree needs at their nursery, from tubestock to more advanced plants. They also have an online nursery with small to medium plant sizes available for purchase. But if you want your plant ASAP, drop by the nursery on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM – and go back home with your new leafy friend (or two)!
The Springs Garden World
At The Springs Garden World, they pride themselves on helping their customers create “healthy, flourishing gardens”. This long-running family business has one of the best selections of indoor and outdoor plants – alongside containers, water features, and furniture! Whether you want a new leafy friend or some furniture to go alongside your existing ones, The Springs has you covered.
This nursery is more than just a nursery – it’s a plant lover’s paradise. Visit The Springs to check out their ponds and gardens, with dozens of gorgeous plants on display. (After all, they believe in helping Toowoomba stay “green and serene”.) Then make sure to drop by Kingfishers Cafe for a bite, especially their specialty cakes.
No matter what kind of green space you want to build – whether it’s a small balcony garden or a sprawling backyard – the team at The Springs can help you create it. They can also advise you on how to care for that garden long after you leave the nursery. So what are you waiting for? Drop by any day from 9:00AM–5:00PM and buy a new plant – and a cute pot to keep it in, too!
All plants love the sun, and all of you will love Sungrown Nursery. With over 25 years of experience, they’re one of the largest retailers of potted roses and seedlings in Toowoomba. Whatever kind of garden you want – low-maintenance, cottage, fruit and veg – you name it, Sungrown can help you grow it!
Their specialty is roses, but the plant fun doesn’t stop there. They’ve got fruit trees and vines, ornamental trees, succulents, and other kinds of plants. If you’re growing your plants indoors or just want a classy container in the garden, they have an extensive range of pots and lawn features, too. And if you need help caring for your garden, browse their selection of maintenance products – and feel free to ask the staff for advice!
Besides their plants, Sungrown also offers a Solution Service with personal garden consultations. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a hobby gardener or a serious foliage fiend. Sungrown is here to help your garden grow into its potential. Stop by Monday to Friday from 9:00AM–5:00PM, and weekends from 9:00AM–4:00PM.
The Mills Production
As The Mills Production puts it: here you’ll find “plants with style”. TMP specialises in shade-growing and indoor plants, with a wide range available to choose from. They regularly hand-pick plants to restock, so you can be sure your plants are fresh and ready to be planted in your garden.
This homely nursery is perfect for every indoor gardener – they’ve got everything you need, whether for a balcony garden or a living room. Besides TMP’s extensive plant selection, they have cute containers and plant care products for you to browse. And their friendly staff will be more than happy to advise you on the different plants. Don’t be shy; ask, and you could discover a new leafy friend to take home!
Want a funky new plant basket? Need some potting mix for your flowers? Or maybe you’re tempted to get yet another succulent for your windowsill. Whatever your green thumb desires, check out The Mills Production from Wednesday to Friday at 10:00AM–2:30PM, and weekends at 9:00AM–12:00PM.