Our nursery is now open to the public after its brief closure due to COVID-19.
We are located at the Visitors 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.
Download our current plant stock catalogue and choose your plants (pdf. 130KB)
Our staff are qualified and experienced in horticulture and bush regeneration and are available to discuss your plant requirements (currently available Tuesday and Wednesday).
Call us on 9424 0353, email email@example.com, 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.
Fauna Friends Brochure - Birds (pdf. 3MB)
Fauna Friends Brochure - Frogs (pdf. 3MB)
Fauna Friends Brochure - Invertebrates (pdf. 3MB)
Fauna Friends Brochure - Lizards (pdf. 3MB)