Permaculture Nursery

The Permaculture Nursery

Locally Owned, Locally Grown

Loved by our Customers ...

... and our frogs

Locally Grown, Locally Owned

Welcome to our Permaculture Nursery
We are a specialist propagation nursery operating from The Drylands Permaculture Farm in Waggrakine, Geraldton, Western Australia.

We propagate and grow to order, local native and multi-use permaculture plants in sizes that range from seedling tubestock to 20 litre bag stock.

Our customers include farmers, gardeners, landscapers, mining companies and community groups who require quality plants and professional advice suited to their climate and soils.

Our plants can be purchased from our nursery during opening hours or ordered & locally collected using our on-line Store page.

Open Hours 2021

Farm and Nursery – Open by Appoint for 2021 while we build our education facility.

Local Native Plants for Revegetation and Landscaping Projects

Seedlings and Plants for Revegetation and landscaping projects in the Midwest.

How to Choose our Plants

Needing to find plants which will suit your needs? Our display tables group our plants by form and characteristics. We also produce our own labels that provide information specifically for our climate and soils.

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Fiery Bottlebrush

Fiery Bottlebrush (Callistemon pheoniceus) – Colourful Red flowering shrub. Great screening and windbreak shrub.

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Dongara Mallee

Drop in to our nursery for tubestock of sun hardened Dongara Mallees. These are great coastal windbreak and screening mallee trees that suit alkaline soil, that also grow well further inland.

Catalogue of Current Stock Plants
Plant TaxonCommon NameCategories~H (m)~W (m)colAttrHidecolAttrHidecolAttrHide
Ananas comosusPineappleShrub11
!!Brachychiton acuminatusRock KurrajongTree43
!!Brachychiton gregoriiDesert KurrajongTree54Bush Tucker Plant, Iconic Native, Native Midwest, Ornamental
Butia odorataJelly PalmTree54
Curcuma longaTumericHerbs11
Delonix regaliaPoincianaTree56
!!Eremophila glabra ssp.Eurady StationShrub11
!Eremophila sp.Eremophila 'Augusta Storm'Shrub11
!!Eucalyptus loxophleba ssp. supralaevisBillabong York GumTree77Bush Tucker Plant, Shade Tree
!!Eucalyptus todtianaCoastal BlackbuttTree75Screening, Windbreak
Eugenia unifloraBrazilian CherryShrub22
Allium tuberosumGarlic ChivesHerbs0.250.4
!Grevillea nudifloraCascasing GrevilleaGroundcover0.52
Hylocereus oncampensisFlamefruit CactusClimber57
Ipomoea batatusSweet Potato 'Kumara'Groundcover33
Ipomoea batatusSweet Potato 'Whyatts White'Groundcover33
Passiflora edulis Hawaiian Yellow PassionfruitClimber56
Passiflora edulisTennis Ball Pink PassionfruitClimber56
Passiflora maliformisJapanese Hardshell PassionfruitClimber33
Plumeria rubraFrangipani TricolourShrub2.52.5
Punica granatumPomegranateTree33
Rosmarinus officinalisRosemaryShrub11.5
Solanum muricatumPepinoClimber1.50.5
Vanilla planifoliaVanilla Bean OrchidClimber30.25
Vitis sp.Grape - Black Whortley HallClimber2.53
Vitis sp.Grape - Italia MuscatClimber2.53
Vitis sp.Grape - Madeleine SultanaClimber2.53
Vitus vinifera cv.Shiraz GrapeClimber2.53
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Featured Plants
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I buy plants from you?
You can order on-line or by phone and pick up after confirmation of your order.

You can also call us on 0458 38 1628 to confirm when walk in sales are available.

We sometimes are able to attend and sell our plants at local markets.

Do you sell plants to interstate and overseas customers?
No, sorry we only sell plants for our own Geraldton and Midwest region of Western Australia.

When will you next get.....?
We sell only what we grow ourselves, and do not stock/sell plants from other nurseries.

We grow seasonally and do our best to provide a large range of plants.

Our largest number of plants is generally ready to coincide with the arrival of our winter rains.

Do you sell citrus, avocado and mangoes?
While we grow and sell a good range of fruit trees including Figs, Brazilian Cherries, Pomegranates, Tropical Guavas and Grapes but we do not grow and sell avocados, apples or nut trees like almonds.

Please check out our catalogue for more details and inquiries about availability.

Do you sell palms?
Sorry we don’t grow and sell palms (except Jelly Palms)

We can however provide you with other tree and plant options which may suit your property and garden.

Do you sell Fertiliser?
No but we can recommend options for you which we are familiar with, and provide you with some guidance on mulching and composting etc, when you visit us.

Do you sell Vege Seedlings?
Sometimes we have the capacity to offer vegetable and herb seedlings grown from our own heirloom seeds.

Please call on 0458 38 1628 in regards to availability.

Reasons to buy our plants
Locally Owned
Since 1989, we have been growing to order and selling plants, in particular local natives and permaculture plants as a locally owned and operated independent propagation nursery.

Grown with Care
We hand sow all our seeds and hand weed all our plants and use integrated pest management within the nursery.

Our seedlings are grown in 50x50x125mm tall ‘forest tubes’ produce air-pruned long linear root systems that lead to high planting success rates. Our advanced plants are raised in white bags which prevent root spiraling and improve their recovery when planted.

All our plants are sun and wind hardened before sale.

We use rainwater to raise our seedlings but switch to scheme water as they grow and are hardened. This allows the plants to adapt to the water quality in our region.

We only sell our seedlings when they are big enough to handle the real  world with good root growth and vigour.

Grown to Order
We can grow to order. We need to have orders placed in December or January.

Our tube stock is raised during summer ready for sale in autumn and winter to coincide with our regions seasonal rainfall periods.

Call us on 9938 1628 for more information on contract orders.

Fair Price and Trusted Advice
We produce quality plants priced for value and good growth. Prices are listed on our stocklist, and vary according to the size and cost of propagation.

As a not-for-profit we reinvest funds from plant sales in local employment, the development of our demonstration farm, implementation of our conservation activities and education.

Our nursery provides students, trainees and volunteers with valuable working experience in plant propagation.

We have years of experience and pass that experience onto our customers when they choose to buy plants from us.

If you are unsure of your garden needs, bring along a rough plan and we can recommend plants which will suit your needs.

Useful downloads on Midwest Flora and Gardens

Top 10 Trees for Geraldton

Produced by City of Greater Geraldton

Coastal Gardens Guide

Produced by Northern Agriculture Catchment Council (NACC)
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Inland Gardens Guide

Produced by Northern Agriculture Catchment Council (NACC)
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Trees and Shrubs of the Northern Wheatbelt

Produced by Northern Agriculture Catchment Council (NACC)

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Survived the cyclone with minimal damage. All our tubestock got put under the shadehouse tables so all our orders are safe.
Available this Sunday 9am-12 (in limited quantities) are large frangipanis $88 each for those that don't have time to grow their own. Tricolours and divine Deep red variety which is somewhat darker than the
photo. Jani's orange pawpaw are also available in tubestock. $7.70 or two in a pot for $9.90. Get them in the ground now before the winter cold.
Last Thursday volunteers, Linda and PM helped render another internal section of the strawbale building. Great day! Volunteer days for rendering are on Thursday and Tues. Call Johnny on 0458 381628 if you are interested in offering a helping hand.

333 David Road, Waggrakine
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.
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April 16th, 7:00 pm

Survived the cyclone with minimal damage. All our tubestock got put under the shadehouse tables so all our orders are safe. Available this Sunday 9am-12 (in limited quantities) are large frangipanis $88 each for those that dont have time to grow their own. Tricolours and divine Deep red variety which is somewhat darker than the photo. Janis orange pawpaw are also available in tubestock. $7.70 or two in a pot for $9.90. Get them in the ground now before the winter cold. Last Thursday volunteers, Linda and PM helped render another internal section of the strawbale building. Great day! Volunteer days for rendering are on Thursday and Tues. Call Johnny on 0458 381628 if you are interested in offering a helping hand. 333 David Road, Waggrakine Local plants, local people, local wisdom.

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Do you have any large Singapore frangipanies?

Nice work Linda & PM 🤩

Carol Barker

Well done. We were worried!

A few moments captured by one of our volunteers. Thank you Linda Liem. We are hand rendering the inside of our strawbale teaching building with a cob mix of clay, straw and sand. This is a truly tactile experience that creates an unforgettable connection to this beautiful organic building along with creating time to connect with friends old and new. We are looking for helping hands on week days, message us if you are interested. We will teach you all if you haven’t done it before. ... See MoreSee Less

March 29th, 6:53 pm

Tumeric $22 and Poinciana Plants $33
Available this Sunday 9.00 am- 12.00 noon
Tumeric can be easily divided or the tubers split off to eat. Poinciana trees are growing like mad at this time of the year, get them in the ground now and you'll get a spurt of growth from them before they go deciduous in June/July.
Strawbale building updates - This week, the render/cob undercoats over the strawbale walls have progressed with the help of Nan Broad, Johnny Barber and Julie Firth bringing the building to life as they hand mud and mould the wall corners and window edges into shape.
333 David Road, Waggrakine
Mb: Johnny 0458381628
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March 6th, 8:42 am

Tumeric $22 and Poinciana Plants $33 Available this Sunday 9.00 am- 12.00 noon Tumeric can be easily divided or the tubers split off to eat. Poinciana trees are growing like mad at this time of the year, get them in the ground now and youll get a spurt of growth from them before they go deciduous in June/July. Strawbale building updates - This week, the render/cob undercoats over the strawbale walls have progressed with the help of Nan Broad, Johnny Barber and Julie Firth bringing the building to life as they hand mud and mould the wall corners and window edges into shape. 333 David Road, Waggrakine Mb: Johnny 0458381628

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My poinciana I got from you around sept 19 has been growing mad and even had a flower last spring. It's survived 2 Morawa summers. They are tough trees! 👌

Hi there, will you be selling seed garlic this year?

Francois Beukes

Tomorrow Brett Kanny

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Contact Details

Drylands Foundation
333 David Rd (North), Waggrakine
Geraldton,Western Australia 6530

Tel. (08) 9938 1628
Mob. 0458 38 1628
Email. info@drylands.org.au

ABN: 60 163 754 943

Opening Hours

Walk-In Nursery & Seed Sales

Please Call 0458 381628

Drylands Foundation

The Drylands Permaculture Farm, is managed by the Drylands Foundation, a not-for-profit environmental organisation.

The Foundation utilises the Farm, to promote and demonstrate environmental sustainability and conservation through social enterprise.

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Photo: Bee pollinating Rosemary © J. Firth 2011

0458 38 1628

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