Locally Owned, Locally Grown

The Permaculture Nursery

The Permaculture Nursery

Locally grown for our Midwest

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

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

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)

Easy to Grow Local Natives

Produced by Drylands Permaculture Farm

Chapman River Friends

Tours of Chapman River Regional Park

View and Download our Catalogue and Stocklist

Acacia acuminata – Raspberry Jam Tree

Multi-use windbreak and privacy screening tree. Excellent termite resistant timber. Suits small land holdings and rural properties as tree crop or ornamental in smaller gardens.


Acacia alata – Banksia Leaf Wattle

Low growing Acacia with Banksia-like leaves suitable for difficult coastal and water-wise native gardens.


Acacia aneura – Mulga Wattle

Excellent multi-use long living inland acacia for screen hedging, bird habitat, wood and bush tucker seeds.


Acacia coriacea – Weeping Mulga

An ornamental small bushy tree with weeping branches and  thin gracefully held leaves.

Useful for privacy screening and feature tree.


Acacia grasbyi – Minnirichie

Unique inland desert wattle with red, brown bark that looks stunning in the morning and late afternoon sunlight.


Acacia idiomorpha – Furry Leaved Wattle

Hardy small wattle local to the midwest regions coastal environments, including dunes and cliffs, along rivers and near coast sandplains


Acacia lasiocarpa – Dwarf Lime Sand Wattle

Low growing shrub for coastal regions. Small spines on leaves provide protective habitat.

Works well as a border plant.


Acacia leptospermoides – Robyn’s Dwarf Sand Wattle

Small open form wattle from Kalbarri region, growing to around one metre.


Acacia microbotrya – Manna Wattle

Quick growing ‘bush-tucker’ shrub suitable as low windbreak.


Acacia oxyclada – Dwarf Polly Wattle

Small hardy shrub from the Geraldton region. 


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.

Drylands Foundation

Drylands Permaculture Farm
333 David Rd (North)
Waggrakine, Geraldton
Western Australia

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

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


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