Zanthorrea Nursery is a family-owned garden centre, located in the
hills of Perth, Western Australia.
The tranquil surroundings of Zanthorrea Nursery's hills garden centre
make choosing plants a pleasure. Whether you are wandering around the
display gardens or enjoying a picnic while the children discover the
playground, the emphasis at Zanthorrea is on relaxation.
At Zanthorrea we specialise in Australian natives, which are among
the world's most lovely and hardy plants. Visit our award winning nursery and choose from over
600 varieties of Australian plants. Zanthorrea is an accredited nursery,
so our plants are guaranteed to be clean, healthy and 'hardened off'
before you take them home.
13th of September: A wonderful flowering spring!
With a wetter than normal winter, we have been looking forward to the warmth of spring. Now it is here it is the perfect time to get out into the garden, pull a few weeds and get the back yard ready for the festive season. There is lots of colour to be had with Chorizemas, Anigozanthos and Lechenaultias all making a big show. We have some new release plants as well, including the Chamelaucium Tumbelina, which is a weeping form of C. uncinatum that is looking great. The first plants of this one will be ready for sale soon. If you missed out on growing the Everlasting Daisy from seed, why not try some of the Rottnest Island Daisy or the Swan River Daisy as they prefer to be seeded in spring.
All the best for your spring gardening!
Ross with the new Zanthorrea Native Potting Mix..
26th June: Welcoming winter rains!
It has been a busy few weeks, with lovely sunny days mixed in with some welcome rain. The gardens are all looking fresh and the rains have started to bring out the flowers. Winter really is a magical time of year for the Australian Bush.
News Flash: Zanthorrea Native Potting Mix is now available in store! This has been something we have been working on for a while, and are pleased to present this product. It is just as we use in the production side of the nursery, only formulated with a lower fertiliser amount to be safe for all native plants. We think you will like the results!
Happy winter gardening!
25th May: A welcoming and refreshing rain
We are having some lovely rain here today, and it is very much needed in our bush. After rains like this the native bushland comes to life with many plants putting on a show of new growth and flowers. At the nursery all this warm weather has been great for growing plants, and we have lots of beauties to excite. Hakea Burrendong Beauty is one such plant that is just now coming into full flower. Pop in to have a look at our display plant near the Gazebo. We hope you enjoy the start to the wet months, and find gaps in the weather to get into the garden.
Grevillea 'Ellendale Pool'
Come and join us for Garden Releaf Family Day, March 17
8th of March: Garden Releaf is almost here!
We are getting pretty excited for Garden Releaf this year and we hope you can join us. There will be plenty for the whole family to do including Yoga, an inspiring talk from Steve Wood, live music by the Black Chooks and of course coffee, cakes and a sausage sizzle. To find out what's on visit: http://live-hortiman.time.ly/event/garden-releaf-day-wa-2018/
If you are getting out into the garden, check out some of the nice new grevilleas that are available: Grevillea Scarlet Moon, Grevillea Amber Blaze and Grevillea Dorothy Gordon. They all have large bright flowers and will be a drought hardy performer.
18th of December: Merry Christmas!
What wonderful rain we are getting today to freshen up the garden for Christmas celebrations! The plants are truly thankful of the water, and it will really help how they survive the summer heat. If you are planning to doing some gardening this summer, remember to water regularly, check the retic system for faults and apply soil wetter.
We have a big range of pots at the moment, and have seen an increase in people creating a patio pot garden to spruce up the backyard. If you are looking for ideas feel free to pop in for a chat.
Merry Christmas, and have a safe and enjoyable New Year.
Ross and Riley the dog in the production nursery.
Anigozanthos Bush Pearl is a long flowering short Kangaroo Paw that has been in the market for a long time, and is still one of our favourites!
23rd of October. Into the spring garden!
Spring is now in full bloom, so it is a great time to get out into the garden and enjoy all the plants, flowers and wildlife. Our photo competition is getting many stunning entries, so well worth a look on our facebook site. If you want to join this competition there is still one week to do so.
One of the showiest displays at this time of year is the mass plantings of Kangaroo Paws. They come in a variety of sizes and colours and if watered can stay flowering and looking fantastic into summer.
18th of September: Enjoy your spring gardening!
After a very wet end to winter it is enjoyable to have some warm sunny days for some gardening. The plants are absolutely thriving and putting on a show of colour. There are so many nice plants to choose from at this time of year, but if you want the biggest splash of colour, then look to the Kangaroo paws. They can be planted in mixes of colours, or as a big splash of one colour. Spring is also the time to get your camera out and take some beautiful pictures of Australian wildflowers. If you are looking to improve your photography skills then please come along to one of our two tutorials run by Erinna Ford, a local professional photographer. Also keep an eye out for our Australian Wildflower Photo Competition that will be running for the month of October.
We hope you have a fantastic spring in the garden!
Dicrastylis globiflora, showcasing beautiful fluffy spring flowers.
Opening Hours: 9am-5:30pm,
day except closed on Christmas Day.
Join Erinna Ford for a tutorial on photographing patterns in nature. Erinna is a professional photographer who will provide hints and tips on how to improve your photography skills. 14th of October at 10am.
$20 fee, half of which is donated to Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. RSVP on 08 94546260. Light refreshments provided by Zanthorrea after the tutorial.
What's Looking Good
As we get to the warmer weather and longer days, Lechenaultias start to put on new growth and flowers and really do make a good show! A couple of my favourites are Mullewa Blue (pictured), ElDorado and Stirling Orange.
Zanthorrea on Pinterest
We love sharing interesting ideas and flowers that excite us. Have a look at our pins on Pinterest!