The specialists in indigenous plants
Located in the west of Melbourne in Victoria and north of Adelaide in South Australia, our in-house Nurseries specialise in large contract grown plant supply of indigenous terrestrial, riparian, and aquatic species in hiko, tube and community tray formats.
With the specialist knowledge of our Nursery team, plants for your project will be grown in a quality-controlled environment, suited for the specific climate and soil type for the job.
During the design phase, we work closely with Landscape Architects to provide the right type of advice around plant selection. Our specialist team can add value to your project by making species recommendations based upon on climatic and soil conditions, plant provenance, and advise the best time to grow the chosen plants.
Our Nursery has an extensive network of industry partners, and professional affiliations with NGIV and IPPS. The strength of these relationships is pivotal to our ability to meet the needs of any project specified plants, be they advanced trees, potted varieties, or rare indigenous plants.
By taking the time to understand the needs specific to your landscape, you can be assured that your project is best placed for success in the long term.
We specialise in large scale contract growing, plant procurement, and plant selection & recommendation.
With Indigenous terrestrial, riparian & aquatic species grown regularly to order in the format you need, we can also source other species based on the requirements of your specific project.
In 2018, our Nursery was converted from a commercial enterprise to a social one, with a vision of creating Greener futures. With a mission to mitigate the impact of climate change resulting from the urban heat island effect, our Victorian Nursery will utilise 50% or more of the profits generated to support community organisations that share our passion for the environment, creating Greener futures for generations to come.
The first such project was The Living Pavilion, a recyclable, biodegradable, edible and biodiverse event space that celebrates Indigenous knowledge systems, ecological science and sustainable design through participatory arts practice.
The Living Pavilion was designed to test, monitor and engage students, stakeholders and the general community in a range of urban greening, biodiversity, place making, social science, art and design research.
Northern Connector Project
DPTI’s $885 million Northern Connector project provides a vital freight and commuter link between SA’s Northern Expressway, South Road Superway and the Port River Expressway.
Our SA team were engaged by Head Contractor LendLease to construct the landscape for the project.
- over 900,000 indigenous trees, plants and shrubs installed
- 95% of indigenous plants installed grown at our in house Nursery in Penfield Gardens
- close collaboration with LendLease drove an investment in local industry, with 91% of project spend going to local businesses
Eastlink is a 39 kilometre, fully electronic tollway that forms a part of Melbourne’s emerging ring road system, connecting the Eastern Freeway in Mitcham with the Frankston Freeway and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway in Melbourne’s South-East. Delivered by Thiess John Holland at a cost of $2.5B, Eastlink is the largest urban road project ever constructed in Victoria (DTF, 2018).
- over 480 hectares of landscaping constructed
- 4 million indigenous plants installed
- recognised as one of the ten most significant works of Australian landscape architecture during 2001–2017 by Landscape Australia
- Eastlink is considered to be the benchmark in ecosystem reconstruction