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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.

Out of Season Hours 2023-2024

Farm and Nursery – Out of Season Hours 2023 – 2024.

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

Price List - Current Stock Plants
Featured Plants
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I buy plants from you?

You can buy direct from our propagation nursery during seasonal walk-in sales open hours, by arranging a time outside of open hours by calling us on 045 38 1628 or by using our on-line Store page.

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.
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 or check out the Seedling Tab on our Store Page.

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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Organic red dragonfruit are being harvested again and for sale. Ph Johnny on 0458 381628 to pick up. $4 each. $3.50 each if you buy 6 or more. Our organic fresh Garden honey is also available. $10 for 500g.333 David Rd, Waggrakine.
Please park by the Big blue mailbox and walk in.

Organic red dragonfruit are being harvested again and for sale. Ph Johnny on 0458 381628 to pick up. $4 each. $3.50 each if you buy 6 or more. Our organic fresh Garden honey is also available. $10 for 500g.

333 David Rd, Waggrakine.
Please park by the Big blue mailbox and walk in.
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January 6th, 4:23 pm
Hi folks,
Over the last couple of years I have propagated and grafted a lot of Marula trees. These are renown for their fruit and its fast fermentation used to make the famous Marula beer well known in Southern Africa countries. Some of you may be familiar with the utube video of drunken wild animals after eating the fruit. It is also used to make Amarula Cream Liqueur.Marula fruit can also be eaten fresh out of hand or to make cordials. They have a large nut inside which can also be eaten but is hard to extract.
Marula trees are deciduous (lose their leaves in winter). They enjoy hot weather and are very drought tolerant.  We have also found they are also extremely fire retardent. Their limbs are quite fleshy. We have used them around the farm as shade trees. They are the favourite trees of our resident Tawny Frogmouths Birds in Summer.They can be tricky to propagate from seed but I have found a few tricks and now have lots available for sale. Plants are either Male or Female. You need one of each to produce fruit. We have various sizes available ranging from $33 to $125. We have both grafted and non grafted plants.
Plants need to be picked up from the nursery.We are happy to open up over the Christmas break providing you can give us notice.
Phone Johnny on 0458 381628 or message me to visit the nursery.Park by the big blue mailbox and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.

Hi folks,
Over the last couple of years I have propagated and grafted a lot of Marula trees. These are renown for their fruit and its fast fermentation used to make the famous Marula beer well known in Southern Africa countries. Some of you may be familiar with the utube video of drunken wild animals after eating the fruit. It is also used to make Amarula Cream Liqueur.

Marula fruit can also be eaten fresh out of hand or to make cordials. They have a large nut inside which can also be eaten but is hard to extract.
Marula trees are deciduous (lose their leaves in winter). They enjoy hot weather and are very drought tolerant. We have also found they are also extremely fire retardent. Their limbs are quite fleshy. We have used them around the farm as shade trees. They are the favourite trees of our resident Tawny Frogmouths Birds in Summer.

They can be tricky to propagate from seed but I have found a few tricks and now have lots available for sale. Plants are either Male or Female. You need one of each to produce fruit. We have various sizes available ranging from $33 to $125. We have both grafted and non grafted plants.
Plants need to be picked up from the nursery.

We are happy to open up over the Christmas break providing you can give us notice.
Phone Johnny on 0458 381628 or message me to visit the nursery.

Park by the big blue mailbox and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.
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December 19th, 7:00 pm

8 CommentsComment on Facebook

I would love a few.

Like the trees but not the snakes

They look beautiful. I hope this doesn’t sound like a stupid question. But could you explain the difference between grafted and non grafted. Plus how do they handle the wind up here in White Peak. I am up on the hill so can be extremely windy.

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Living Xmas Trees
A good range still available..
Experience the smell of pine and the beauty of a real tree this Christmas.
We have Norfolk Island Pines in large bags for sale. ($88-$120). they grow well around the coastal Geraldton Region and can be planted out or put into a bigger pot after Christmas.
Phone Johnny on 0458381628 or message me to visit the nursery.
Park by the big blue mailboX and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.

Living Xmas Trees
A good range still available..
Experience the smell of pine and the beauty of a real tree this Christmas.
We have Norfolk Island Pines in large bags for sale. ($88-$120). they grow well around the coastal Geraldton Region and can be planted out or put into a bigger pot after Christmas.
Phone Johnny on 0458381628 or message me to visit the nursery.
Park by the big blue mailboX and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.
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December 19th, 6:00 pm

3 CommentsComment on Facebook

Merry Christmas Julie and Johnny! Would love one of your Christmas trees, but….🎄

Do you have any Royal poinciana trees

Lynnette Maclachlan

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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
Email.

ABN: 60 163 754 943

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Please Call  0458 38 1628

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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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