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 that is open to the public for sales during seasonal opening hours.

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

We have been here in the midwest since 1989, as a locally owned and operated independent propagation nursery.

Grown Right Here

In the Midwest we live in one of  the  most biodiverse flora regions in the world. Why not enjoy a range of plants that make other gardeners in other parts of the world jealous?

We sell only what we grow ourselves and we collect our own seed.

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.

Harden Before Sale

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

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.

Trusted Advice

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, avacado 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

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Coastal wildflowers, who said they were boring?
Last year our Cockie's Tongues put on a spectacular show.
These grow wonderfully on the alkaline sands up and down the WA coast so if you think you have got boring beach sands to grow in, think about brightening them up with these local native fellas. Ask about the rare yellow flowering form we have in stock this year.

Nursery Open Hours
Thursday to Monday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom
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June 16th, 7:32 pm

Coastal wildflowers, who said they were boring?
Last year our Cockies Tongues put on a spectacular show.
These grow wonderfully on the alkaline sands up and down the WA coast so if you think you have got boring beach sands to grow in, think about brightening them up with these local native fellas. Ask about the rare yellow flowering form we have in  stock this year. 

Nursery Open Hours
Thursday to Monday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom

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Love this plant. Got a tube stock from Julie a couple of years ago and it flowered last year....absolutely glorious. I'm waiting to see it bloom again this year. 🌸🌺

Brendon this is what it should look like 🤗

Sandra these would look gorgeous at ur place

Barry George for the entry?

Wondering when to plant? The easiest time of the year to plant native trees and shrubs in the Geraldton region is now. The temperatures are cool but not too cool and the ground is finally wetting up. Have you ever noticed how things seem to grow so much better with the winter rains, this is partly due to the good native soil organisms becoming active and helping plants grow.
ORGANIC PLANTING TIP OF THE DAY.
Ever had your seedlings ring-barked by black beetles when using mulch? If so, simply pull the mulch back from the plant stems by 100mm. These black beetles don't seem to like venturing into the open.
Nursery open 5 days 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Tues and Wed.
333 David Road, Waggrakine 08 99381628
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.
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June 14th, 8:14 pm

Wondering when to plant? The easiest time of the year to plant native trees and shrubs in the Geraldton region is now. The temperatures are cool but not too cool and the ground is finally wetting up. Have you ever noticed how things seem to grow so much better with the winter rains, this is partly due to the good native soil organisms becoming active and helping plants grow.
ORGANIC PLANTING TIP OF THE DAY. 
Ever had your seedlings ring-barked by black beetles when using mulch? If so, simply pull the mulch back from the plant stems by 100mm. These black beetles dont seem to like venturing into the open. 
Nursery open 5 days 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Tues and Wed.
333 David Road, Waggrakine 08 99381628
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.

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What sort of Acacia is this?

Nigel McIvor we gotta pull the mulch back !

Kelly McGrellis

Brendon

Peter Murray

Jack Hide

Corrina Lewis

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Geraldton Native Rose, one of the wonderful Diplolaenas. This season's tubestock are ready for sale. Original, orange, awesome looking flowers. These grow wonderfully on most soils around the Midwest region, and do particularly well on the alkaline soils around Geraldton. This species is rapidly being cleared for housing developments on the south side of Geraldton. Now is your chance to become a conserver and grower of this unique local plant.

Nursery open 5 days 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Tues and Wed.
333 David Road, Waggrakine 08 99381628
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.
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June 9th, 9:56 pm

Geraldton Native Rose, one of the wonderful Diplolaenas. This seasons tubestock are ready for sale. Original, orange, awesome looking flowers. These grow wonderfully on most soils around the Midwest region, and do particularly well on the alkaline soils around Geraldton. This species is rapidly being cleared for housing developments on the south side of Geraldton. Now is your chance to become a conserver and grower of this unique local plant.

Nursery open 5 days 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Tues and Wed.
333 David Road, Waggrakine 08 99381628
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.

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Hi Julie/Drylands Nursery.. can you please advise.. we are looking for native trees for a driveway. We would love fast growing, bird attracting trees with a canopy type outcome 😊 what do you think?

Hi Julie Drylands Permaculture Nursery, Is it likely you'll run out of stock of the native rose any time soon? I'm unable to drive at moment to collect.

These plants are so pretty. I have actually seen them down near Bellimos Drive about 20 yrs ago. Could they be grown in a pot on a verandah???

Hi are these plants non poisonous. And how much are they.

Roughly how big do these grow please? 😀

Hi Julie and co Will post on ur page and hopefully get some pointers 😊

Kerrie send dad out there on Thursday to get some????

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Contact Details

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.

The 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 through social enterprise.

Our mission is to inspire and empower local communities with the practical knowledge to implement ecologically sustainable development in dryland environments.

 

Photo: Bee pollinating Rosemary flowers © J. Firth 2011

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