When your home is situated in one of the most historical places in Australia, it’s only fitting that your garden be as storied as the city you’re living in. To satiate even the most discerning of plant aficionados, our Launceston gardeners came up with the top 4 best nurseries in town.
Your garden won’t lack for dazzle and colour when you have these plant supply stores taking care of your gardening needs. These nurseries will fill your garden — and plant-loving heart — to the brim with colourful ornamentals, unique botanicals, and native Australian greenery.
1. Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market
Consistently rated by Delicious Magazine as ‘An Outstanding Farmers Market’ since 2013, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market is a hub for great plant finds and produce. Make it a Saturday morning shopping habit and find yourself rejuvenated by nature’s bounty — Harvest is the perfect excuse to scour for potted herbs, vegetable seedlings, and houseplants for your end-of-the-workweek fix of garden inspiration. Specialist horticulturalists Karen and Tim Brock at Plants Direct carry an amazing range of productive and ornamental plants and seedlings year round.
Enjoy a coffee, savour local flavours, and chat with the farmers while you’re strolling the market. There’s no better place to experience the local food and plant scene than Harvest. Beloved by locals and tourists alike, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market is where Launceston’s culinary heart beats.
Address: 71 Cimitiere Street, Launceston, TAS 7250
2. Wychwood Garden and Nursery
Are you looking to add beautiful biennials and perennials to your garden, but don’t know where to start? At Wychwood Garden and Nursery, you’ll have everything you need for your garden makeover. Hailed as the ‘Most Beautiful Garden in Tasmania’, Wychwood Garden and Nursery offers some of the best perennials, shrubs, and trees in all of Launceston.
With dozens of varieties of gorgeous fruit-bearing trees and several hundred species of dazzling flowering plants (among other botanicals you can find here), Wychwood Garden and Nursery will make sure your outdoor space won’t lack for dazzle and colour. But don’t just take our word for it — Wychwood Garden and Nursery is housed amongst a hectare of rolling, curved planted garden beds and mature woodlances and deserves to be experienced to the fullest. Dotted with romantic rose bushes, scenic mountain views and abundant birdlife, Wychwood Garden and Nursery is Launceston’s Eden waiting to be explored.
Address: 80 Den Road, Mole Creek, TAS 7304
3. Glebe Gardens Launceston
What do a veggie garden, frog pond, and (a 10-metre tall) Eiffel Tower have in common? For plant-loving locals, the answer is simple — they can all be found in this botanical wonderland called Glebe Gardens. Located along Henry Street, Glebe Gardens is a 5-hectare site containing a veggie patch, Japanese garden, birch forest, a lake, and expansive lawn area that transforms into a charming venue for weddings and other special events.
Take a tour around Glebe Gardens’ charming premises and you’ll find other hidden gems along the way — the Glebe Cafe is but one of them. The main attraction, however, is Glebe Gardens’ nursery, which supplies shrubs and established trees to home gardeners in Launceston. Specialty soils such as lawn, veggie, and garden mixes are also available here. For succulents, terrariums, and indoor plants, head to Glebe Gardens’ Gift Shop where unique botanicals are displayed alongside gardening gift ideas. With a little bit of imagination, you’ll find that there’s something for everyone here.
Address: 166 Henry Street, Launceston, TAS 7250
4. Habitat Plants
For extraordinary Australian botanicals, there’s no other nursery to visit than Habitat Plants. This large-scale production nursery sells over 400 species of plants found in and around Tasmania. Here you’ll find a massive list of grasses, lilies, ground covers, shrubs, climbers, ferns, trees, and tropical plants for retail as well as other plant species (Hakeas, Acacias, Eucalyptus, and more) for revegetation.
At Habitat Plants, growing native Australian plants goes hand in hand with supporting local Tassie wildlife. It’s not rare to find wombats, blue wrens, and frogs inhabiting the area as the whole expanse was designed as a shelter for these animals. With flora and fauna as spectacular as what you will find here, Habitat Plants is definitely not your regular plant store. Whether you’re exploring the grounds for a houseplant or two, or actively seeking ways to support Habitat Plants’ cause, you’ll surely leave with more than you came with.
Address: 240 Jones Road, Liffey, TAS 7301