Where to find plants in Melbourne

Among your coffee shops, laneway bars and Franco Cozzos rest some excellent plant shops and nurseries


Garden of Eden Nursery, Albert Park

365 Ferrars St, Albert Park VIC 3206

Garden of Eden is a family run, inner city establishment that focuses on organic produce. Their other emphasis is on service and they don’t disappoint. Any questions you have will be met with a smile and an abundance of knowledge.

Fitzroy Nursery, Fitzroy

390 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Fitzroy Nursery is a little gem, located right in the heart of buzzy Brunswick Street, and stocks a range of seasonal indoor and outdoor plants that has something for everyone. From the moment you pass through its signature gates, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into a magical oasis.

Ceres Nursery, Brunswick East

Stewart St & Roberts St, Brunswick East VIC 3057

As a Permaculture nursery, Ceres Nursery aims is to encourage food production hence an emphasis on edible plants. But this nursery, part of the renowned not-for-profit, sustainability centre Ceres, has an extensive range sure to please.

Poyntons Nursery, Essendon

98 Vida St, Aberfeldie VIC 3040

A huge expanse of a nursery, this one-stop shop has everything…in fact, it has the largest range of plants in Melbourne. Even better, it’s situated on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, meaning you can find what you’re looking for with a lovely backdrop.

Acorn Nursery, Surrey Hills

669-673 Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills VIC 3127

Local favorite Acorn Nursery is home to a great range of plants and super friendly customer service. Their team of qualified horticulturalists (their nursery manager Tony is a legend) will answer any queries you have.

The Greenery Garden Centre, Heidelberg

4 Banksia St, Heidelberg VIC 3084

Held in high esteem, The Greenery Garden Centre separates itself from the competition through its ‘show gardens’, which allow you to visualize plants in a beautifully designed, award winning setting.

St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op, Port Melbourne

525 Williamstown Rd, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

This community run nursery propagates a wide range of coastal, heathland, woodland and grassland species from the Melbourne region; we love its emphasis on local and native flora. But, producing over 100,000 plants a year, you’ll love their extensive choice.

Northcote Nursery, Northcote

Victoria Rd & South Cres, Northcote VIC 3070

Northcote Nursery may not be the largest nursery in Melbourne but what it lacks in scale, it makes up for in charm and character. It helps that their staff are very knowledgeable and that their plants looked great last time we passed through.

Westlake Nursery, Ardeer

614 Ballarat Rd, Ardeer VIC 3022

From humble origins hawking their plants at Victorian markets, this family run nursery ticks all the boxes. Now, Westlake is a large, successful nursery with a simple philosophy of only stocking plants they would deem fit for their own gardens.