Locally Owned, Locally Grown
The 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
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.
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, 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
View and Download our Catalogue and Stocklist
Useful links on Midwest Flora and Gardens
- Six Easy to Grow Native Plants for Geraldton
- Top Ten Trees Geraldton – City of Greater Geraldton
- Trees and Shrubs of the Northern Wheatbelt – Northern Agricultural Catchment Council
- Coastal Gardens Guide – Northern Agricultural Catchment Council
- Inland Gardens Guide – Northern Agricultural Catchment Council
333 David Rd (North), Waggrakine
Geraldton,Western Australia 6530
Tel. (08) 9938 1628
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