The Gold Coast has its glistening sun and shore, but there’s also plenty of green to be found. From succulents to bamboo to roses, there’s something for every plant lover to spruce up your home.
Leafy friends are great for many reasons. They benefit your mental and emotional well-being, and help filter the air in your home. They’re great for adding a touch of colour and aesthetic to a space, too. And it doesn’t matter whether you’ve got a cosy apartment or a sprawling garden – there’s a plant out there that’ll fit your abode to a T.
(And if you need help taking care of them – get a gardening service to keep your plants healthy and thriving!)
Want to go green in the GC? Here are the best plant shops and nurseries on the Gold Coast!
Birchgrove Nursery & Cafe
Looking for a more unique plant lover’s experience? Birchgrove Nursery & Cafe is perfect for you! Describing itself as ‘typical of an English Country Garden Centre’, Birchgrove offers a unique garden experience. Flower fiends will love their range of modern and heritage roses, while tree fans can browse one of SEQ’s largest ranges of deciduous trees.
Birchgrove specialises in roses, with one of Queensland’s largest selections available to customers. They have over 20 years of experience, and guarantee that each rose plant will suit the local climate. Beyond the plants, their professional horticulturalists can visit your home and help you design your garden for that perfect display. And of course, you’re welcome to stop by for a cuppa as you enjoy all the greenery around you!
Address: 38 Alpine Terrace, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272
Bamboo Down Under
If you’re into ‘all things bamboo’, there’s no better place on the Gold Coast than Bamboo Down Under. This award-winning Garden Centre has everything you need, from an extensive range of bamboo plants in all sizes, to tropical plants and a huge range of indoor foliage. Experts are at hand to guide you through your selection to ensure your outdoor and indoor space gets the very best.!
If you are looking for more than plants, Bamboo Down Under also stocks a large range of indoor and outdoor pots and troughs, as well as a fantastic selection of gift ideas, potting mixes and garden care products.
With so many uses for bamboo, from privacy screens to zen gardening, channel your inner panda and visit Bamboo Down Under. Open 7 days 9am-5pm.
Address: 930 Tamborine Oxenford Rd, Wongawallan QLD 4210
Gold Coast Succulents
What’s more aesthetically pleasing than a row of succulents all potted together on a windowsill? Whether in a gorgeous terrarium or a quirky vintage birdcage, succulents are a classic plant choice for adding some green to a room. At Gold Coast Succulents, you’ll find a large and fantastic array of potted pals to choose from – with each piece handcrafted by Liam Higgins, plant decor specialist.
Shop their extensive range of hanging cages, or even have one customised to fit your interior design. If you really want to make a statement, get their succulent letter displays, made from high quality timber. Or keep it simple with a few succulents to keep you company in your bedroom or brighten up your office space.
If you’re so into succulents like we are, then Gold Coast Succulents is the place for aloe your succulent needs.
Address: 2 Market St, Carrara QLD 4211
Indoor Eden Gold Coast
Indoor Eden is a plant lover’s paradise – and it’s dog-friendly too! (Just keep your fur friend on a lead and out of the bushes, ahem.) Come visit ten acres of greenery for everything you need, from succulents and cacti to herbs and houseplants. With thousands upon thousands of plants – in all colours and sizes – it’s truly an ‘indoor Garden of Eden’.
Beyond your plant needs, Indoor Eden is simply a breathtaking place to visit and enjoy the scenery. Their large open spaces let you take in the fresh valley air, while you can poke around the plants beside some bee and butterfly friends. Go alone or in a group to browse their stunning collection – and no one would blame you if you went home with a plant friend or two! (Or three… Or six… Go on, we know you want them!)
Address: 161 Kriedeman Rd, Upper Coomera QLD 4209
Spectrum Plants Gold Coast
This gorgeous plant nursery is family-run and perfect for all your plant needs. You can collect cacti and succulents, pick your newest houseplant, or take home seedlings for your new tree. Besides plants, Spectrum also has adorable animals for you to get to know and play with, from cute piglets to fluffy baby goats. And your own dogs are welcome – just make sure they’re on a lead, and that they like other animals too!
Spectrum Plants sells plenty of natives that are perfect for growing in Queensland. They also often host events and sales that are perfect for plant lovers and their families. With a whole spectrum of plants – from indoor leafy friends to herbs to rarities – plus many activities, this is a nursery and garden centre worth visiting over and over.
Address: 69 Currey Rd, Wongawallan QLD 4210
Photo Credits: Birchgrove Nursery & Cafe website, Bamboo Down Under, Gold Coast Succulents Facebook page, Indoor Eden Gold Coast Facebook page, Spectrum Plants Gold Coast Facebook page