Permaculture Nursery

The Permaculture Nursery

Locally Owned, Locally Grown

Loved by our Customers ...

... and our frogs

Locally Grown, Locally Owned

Welcome to our 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.

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.

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Jam Trees

Acacia acuminata – Commonly known as Raspberry Jam Tree, an excellent small windbreak and privacy screening trees. On our farm, our Jam trees provide shade for our goose and chicken pens, and provide forage for our bees.

Catalogue - Current Stock Plants
Plant TaxonCommon NameForm~H (m)~W (m)colAttrHidecolAttrHide
!!Brachychiton acuminatusRock KurrajongTree43Bush Tucker Plant, Iconic Native, Native Midwest, Ornamental
!!Brachychiton gregoriiDesert KurrajongTree54Bush Tucker Plant, Iconic Native, Native Midwest, Ornamental
Butia odorataJelly PalmTree53Fruiting, Shade Tree
Carissa macrocarpaNatal PlumShrub22
Cymbopogon citratusLemon GrassGrass-Sedge11Herbs
Delonix regaliaPoincianaTree56Ornamental, Shade Tree
Hylocereus oncampensisFlamefruit CactusClimber57Fruiting, Quick Growing
Lawsonia inermisHennaShrub21.5Coastal, Ornamental, Screening
Mangifera indicaMango 'Kensington Pride'Tree87Fruiting
!!Panicum decompositumNative MilletGrass-Sedge0.750.5Bush Tucker Plant, Iconic Native, Quick Growing
Passiflora edulisPanama GoldClimber56Fruiting, Quick Growing
Plumeria rubraFrangipani TricolourShrub2.52.5Ornamental
Plumeria rubraFrangipani Ruby RedShrub2.52.5Ornamental
Tanacetum vulgareTansyHerb10.4Companion Plant
Vitis sp.Grape - Black Whortley HallClimber2.53Fruiting
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Price List - Current Stock Plants
Plant TaxonCommon NamePriceStock Size
Brachychiton acuminatusRock Kurrajong$6.60Tubestock
Brachychiton gregoriiDesert Kurrajong$5.50Tubestock
Butia odorataJelly Palm$33.003L Bag
Carissa macrocarpaNatal Plum$12.50$22.003L Bag
100mm Pot
Cymbopogon citratusLemon Grass$9.902L Pot
Delonix regaliaPoinciana$33.003L Bag
Hylocereus oncampensisFlamefruit Cactus$22.00Cutting
Lawsonia inermisHenna$7.70Tubestock
Mangifera indicaMango 'Kensington Pride'$14.30$44.006L Bag
2L Pot
Panicum decompositumNative Millet$8.802L Bag
Passiflora edulisPanama Gold$9.90Tubestock
Plumeria rubraFrangipani Tricolour$88.0020L Bag
Plumeria rubraFrangipani Ruby Red$77.006L Bag
5L Pot
Tanacetum vulgareTansy$7.70490ml Pot
Vitis sp.Grape - Black Whortley Hall$15.402L Pot
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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)

Inland Gardens Guide

Produced by Northern Agriculture Catchment Council (NACC)

Trees and Shrubs of the Northern Wheatbelt

Produced by Northern Agriculture Catchment Council (NACC)

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Hi everyone, happy new year. Has anyone in Geraldton got a bundle of two litre icecream containers. I am creating mouse proof solutions for our seedling tables. Thanks in advance.

Hi everyone, happy new year. Has anyone in Geraldton got a bundle of two litre icecream containers. I am creating mouse proof solutions for our seedling tables. Thanks in advance. ... See MoreSee Less

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I have quite a few 10 litre ones with lids, surplus to our Lids4Kids requirements which you’re welcome to Julie.

There was a post with stacks of those icecream containers will go back & see if still there for you.

Julie Firth I have 5 two litres , but they are the taller type. Your welcome

Are glass jars any use? I have some clean jars with lids you can have??

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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

ABN: 60 163 754 943

Opening Hours

Walk-In Nursery & Seed Sales

Please Call 0458 38 1628

Drylands Google Map

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.

Photo: Bee pollinating Rosemary © J. Firth 2011

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