Locally Owned, Locally Grown

The Permaculture Nursery

Permaculture Nursery

Locally grown for our Midwest

Native and  permaculture plants all grown right here in our propagation nursery. Open for public sales.

Locally grown for our Midwest

Welcome to our Permaculture Nursery

We are a specialist propagation nursery operating from The Drylands Permaculture Farm in Geraldton, Western Australia. We are open to the public for plant sales and can grow to order.

We propagate local native and multi-use permaculture plants in sizes that range from seedling tubestock to 20 litre bag stock. We grow for farmers, gardeners, landscapers, mining companies and community groups who require quality plants and professional advice suited to their climate and soils.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell citrus, avocado and mangoes?

While we grow and sell a good range of fruit trees including Figs, Brazillian Cherries, Pomegranites, Tropical Guavas and Grapes but we do not grow and sell avacados, apples or nut trees like almonds. We grow very limited amounts of citrus and olives. Please check out our catalogue and facebook for current availability

Do you sell palms?

Sorry we don’t grow and sell palms.

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

Useful links on Midwest Flora and Gardens

View and Download our Catalogue and Stocklist

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Lighthouse Open Day tomorrow, Sunday! We'll be there with plants for sale and permaculture planting demos over the day.. Come out and check out our solar cooker demo. Who needs electricity when we have the sun.
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August 19th, 9:02 pm

Lighthouse Open Day tomorrow, Sunday! Well be there with plants for sale and permaculture planting demos over the day.. Come out and check out our solar cooker demo. Who needs electricity when we have the sun. https://goodness.org.au/event/point-moore-lighthouse-open-day-2/

Having a plant stall and doing demos. Its tomorrow, this Saturday, 11.00am to 1.30pm. Should be a good day. Come and find out about Drylands Plant project! ... See MoreSee Less

August 18th, 8:09 pm

Having a plant stall and doing demos. Its tomorrow, this Saturday, 11.00am to 1.30pm. Should be a good day. Come and find out about Drylands Plant project!

 

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The Goodness Festival - Drylands Permaculture Farm Tour
Tickets are $10! 11 tickets to go.. See our event.
Twenty nine years ago, Julie Firth along with numerous volunteers embarked on a dryland challenge of turning a cleared sandplain block into a thriving productive organic permaculture system. Experience the hum and energy of this established well designed, semi arid oasis nestled in the ourskirts of rural Waggrakine. See where Yilgarn Seeds are grown and learn how heirloom seed varieties are adapted to the Geraldton region. Walk beneath the canopy of the food forest and see how the fertility is maintained using various animals.
Hear stories of the trials and tribulations of the farm and nursery's development. Experience the magic this place holds and see the beauty created from working with patterns of nature and with the use of local resources.
You'll also have an opportunity over morning tea to meet Julie and some of the volunteers that have participated in making of this place.

Morning Tea Provided.
Bring: Water bottle, hat sunscreen, enclosed shoes and $ to buy plants and seeds.
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August 12th, 8:00 am

The Goodness Festival - Drylands Permaculture Farm Tour Tickets are $10! 11 tickets to go.. See our event. Twenty nine years ago, Julie Firth along with numerous volunteers embarked on a dryland challenge of turning a cleared sandplain block into a thriving productive organic permaculture system. Experience the hum and energy of this established well designed, semi arid oasis nestled in the ourskirts of rural Waggrakine. See where Yilgarn Seeds are grown and learn how heirloom seed varieties are adapted to the Geraldton region. Walk beneath the canopy of the food forest and see how the fertility is maintained using various animals. Hear stories of the trials and tribulations of the farm and nurserys development. Experience the magic this place holds and see the beauty created from working with patterns of nature and with the use of local resources. Youll also have an opportunity over morning tea to meet Julie and some of the volunteers that have participated in making of this place. Morning Tea Provided. Bring: Water bottle, hat sunscreen, enclosed shoes and $ to buy plants and seeds.Image attachment

 

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So sorry I missed this today. Do these tours happen at other times of the year ?

See you tomorrow julie 😊

Any room left?

Kerrie

Mark Bock

Roland Pace

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Seasonal Opening Times

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

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

Seasonal Opening Times

April-October: Thursday to Monday
November-March: Friday to Sunday

10am to 5pm. Closed Public Holidays.

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

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