The Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Nursery is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.
Our new location is at the Visitor Centre, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives (entry off Richmond Avenue).
Council's nursery specialises in local indigenous plants expertly cultivated by our staff using locally sourced seeds and cuttings. We also stock a variety of attractive and sturdy native cultivars suitable for the Sydney area.
Our staff are qualified and experienced in horticulture and bush regeneration and are available to discuss your plant requirements.
Call us on 9424 0353 or drop by at our new location, we are happy to help!
What are locally indigenous plants?
These are plants that naturally occur in the local area. They may have a very limited distribution within this area, or they may have a distribution that includes and extends beyond the local area of Ku-ring-gai.
Many have broader distributions throughout Sydney making them suitable for use throughout this region and beyond.
Locally indigenous plants may also be associated with particular plant communities, often defined by geological conditions. Some of the plant communities found within Ku-ring-gai include the Blue Gum High Forest, Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest and Duffy's Forest communities.
Why use locally indigenous plants?
Locally indigenous plants have evolved to suit the local geological and environmental conditions, making them very well suited for use in gardens and landscapes.
Using locally indigenous plants in gardens and landscapes also helps to maintain these species in the area and may also assist in preserving the genetic biodiversity of the area.
Locally indigenous plants also provide food and shelter to native animals. The nursery supplies Fauna Friends starter packs designed to encourage wildlife into your garden and these are available at the nursery.
For more information about plant species to attract birds, frogs, butterflies and insects, and lizards to your garden learn more about plant species that attract birds, frogs, butterflies, insects and lizards to your garden.
Fauna Friends Brochure - Birds (pdf. 3MB)
Fauna Friends Brochure - Frogs (pdf. 3MB)
Fauna Friends Brochure - Invertebrates (pdf. 3MB)
Fauna Friends Brochure - Lizards (pdf. 3MB)