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.
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.
Introducing Riley, our new nursery dog. As he is still a little small, he is only coming down on supervised visits.
30th June: The Winter Rains are Here!
The winter rains are here and just in time for some school holiday gardening. It has been a very dry season so far, and many people will be looking for drought tolerant plants to be able to survive Perths ever increasing dry season. We have plenty of good options to choose from including the desert loving Eremophilas and hardy Grevilleas. Feel free to pop in and have a chat.
We have lots of new gifts in store including Acacia wood chopping boards and cake boards. Check out our latest Bush Telegraph for details: Click Here. Have a great wintery school holidays!
1st of June: Welcome to Winter
Winter is here, and with it the forcast of rains to help our gardens grow! For those of you who have not yet got your everlastings in, we recommend planting them before August, to give them time to grow up before flowering. Our baby everlastings have started growing on the roundabout, so should make a fantastic show come spring. There's many plants that do their best flowering in the wet months of winter, so pop in and have a look at our display gardens for inspiration. Of particular note is the Grevillea 'Juniper Rose', which we have a fantastic batch of health plants growing on in 140mm pots.
Grevillea 'Juniper Rose'
Come and join us for Garden Releaf Family Day, March 19
3rd of March: A hot start into Autumn.
Autumn is here and with it the start of the gardening season and the best time to plant. Though there is still the chance of some very hot days in March where plants may need some extra care with watering. Once the heat eases off, it is also a great time to do any pruning in the garden. Callistemons, Baeckeas and most Grevilleas can all have hard prune if required.
Zanthorrea is pleased to say that we have been re-endorsed as a Waterwise Garden Centre. So if you are looking for waterwise advise or plants that are drought tolerant, you know where to come. Free catch cups are currently available at the nursery to help you test your reticulation system, as supplied by the Water Corporation.
We are very excited to host a Garden Releaf Family Day on March 19, so if you are able to join us for the inspiring talks and tasty home baked cakes, it is sure to be a fun day. We hope to see you there.
2nd December: Summer is here and so is the festivities!
A warm welcome to the festive season of Summer. Christmas is just around the corner, and that means it is a great time to tidy up the backyard, plant some colour and look for tasteful gifts that family and friends will appreciate. We love jazzing up the nursery and hope you enjoy the fresh new displays.
If you're at home this school holidays, why not involve the kids in a gardening project. There are many activites they can do: Raised vege patches, pots or hanging baskets, native bonsais, and miniature fairy gardens.
We have some great talks lined up in January including Matthew Lunn and Lisa Passmore and we hope you are able to attend.
With the long days of summer, it is a fantastic time to enjoy the backyard with family and friends.
We hope you have an enjoyable Festive season, stay safe and see you again soon.
Ross, Jackie and the Team at Zanthorrea.
Jackie and Ross accepting the 'Environmental Business of the Year' award from Peter Stewart at the recent Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce awards night.
Ross and Alec in front of a beaut range of Kangaroo Paws. Thanks to Angus Stewart for the photo.
14th of September. Spring time!
What a great time of year Spring is! All the plants resume their growing as the weather warms up, and many start to put on a fantastic show of colour. We have been busy planting new natives in our display garden this year, including the stunning everlasting flowers. Pop in for a wander through and feel free to have a chat about any of the plants that you are interested in.
Jackie and Danielle have been busy at the Melbourne Gift Fair and found plenty to excite. For a sneak view into what's new in our gift shop, have a look at our recent Bush Telegraph that came out today.
All the best for your Spring gardening.
- Ross, Jackie and the Zanthorrea team
Opening Hours: 9am-5:30pm,
day except closed on Christmas Day.
Flower Photography Tutorials Sunday 1st of October and
Saturday 7th of October at 10am. The Tutorials will be run by Erinna Ford, a local professional photographer, who will provide hints and tips on how to improve your photography to capture beautiful wildflower images.
RSVP is essential as spaces are limited: 08 9454 6260. A camera with manual settings is preferable. Cost: $20, half will be donated to Kanyana. One hour session.
Our Spring Photo Competition is open 1st of October and has 3 prizes of $100 gift vouchers to Zanthorrea. Good luck!