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.
We are open for your gardening and hardware supplies. Please keep a safe distance, sanitise and check in with the safeWA app on arrival. Please stay home if unwell.
At Zanthorrea we have a large area of open space to shop from, so there is plenty of room to maintain distancing. By following the safety guidelines we lower the spread of viruses.
Stay Safe, and keep on gardening!
4th of June: Welcoming some winter rain!
The winter rains bring so much life into our gardens. Filling the creeks, streams and replenishing the ground water.
In the vege garden we have a change of season. The tomatoes, chilli and basil are finishing up, and now is the time to plant peas, root crops and leafy greens.
This saturday the 5th of June is World Environment Day, and it is good to reflect on the importance of a healthy environment, and what we can do to help. Unsure what you can do? A great way to help the local environment is to plant a tree! https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/
Water drops on a Kangaroo Paw
Grevillea 'Little Jean' looking fabulous in the Garden Centre!
21st of May: Blooming Autumn!
Rains are forcast tomorrow, and they will be most welcome! The gardens are all starting to come to life, with grevilleas and correas looking terrific.
If you are looking to plant out some red and green kangaroo paws this year, it is good to get them in early so they flower nicely. We have punnets of 6 seedlings, which is the most economic way to purchase them. Watch out for snails and slugs though who like to eat them at night!
Happy autumn gardening!
19th of April: Autumn is the time to plant.
Autumn is one of the best times to plant, as there is still some warmth in the soil, and the prospect of rain is on the horizon. Even though we get lovely rain in autumn, it is important to check the soil for dryness, as some areas may have become unwettable in the breaks between rain. At the time of planting we recommend some soil wetter and seasol to improve the success rate.
We have some fantastic plants in stock at the moment, like this Melaleuca violacea prostrate (pictured to the right). Commonly referred to as a claw flower for it's unique pink flowers, this melaleuca will grow very low to the ground. We also find this is one of the favourite native plants to turn into a bonsai specimen!
Melaleuca violacea prostrate
Grevillea 'Dorothy Gordon'
16th of March: Hello Autumn!
This is a fantastic time of year for the garden. We get welcome rains to fill our tanks and water our plants. There seems to be something special about rain water, as the plants respond with lush new growth! A perfect time to garden.
At Zanthorrea we have been busy growing and propagating over the warm summer months, and I am pleased to say we have some excellent plants coming through in production. Grevilleas in particular are looking great, and we have a large selection available.
19th of February: Some welcome cool weather!
After a very unusual start to February, we are fortunate to have some cool weather that feels like Autumn is on the way. Indeed Autumn is only a couple of weeks away, and one of the best times to get out into the garden and plant. As March can still have some hot dry days, it is good to keep an eye on the soil drying out, and also giving any new plants an extra drink.
In the gardens we have some plants start to put on a terrific flowering show like the eremophilas and scaevolas. If you are looking for a relaxing break, feel free to come have a wander through our gardens.
Eremophila calorhabdos - looking stunning!
Opening Hours: 9am-5:30pm,
day except closed on Christmas Day.
Plant Me Now!
Now is the perfect time to plant the iconic WA Paper Daisies. Clear an area of weeds and mulch, improve with soil improver and sprinkle the seeds on the prepared area. Water your seedlings in between the rainy weather, and enjoy.
Red and Green Kangaroo Paws
The Anigozanthos manglesii are best planted in autumn for the strongest flowering in spring. They are easy to grow, but watch out for hungry snails, and water in the morning to prevent ink spot disease on the leaves.
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