The Permaculture Nursery
Welcome to our Permaculture Nursery
We are a specialist propagation nursery operating from The Drylands Permaculture Farm in Geraldton, Western Australia.
Our nursery is open to the public for walk-in plant sales and we 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.
Our customers include 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
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
How do I buy plants from you?
Members of the public can purchase plants from us by visiting our farm during our open hours (displayed at the bottom of our webpage), or by calling us on 0458 38 1628.
You can browse our stock and email an inquiry to us in regards to availability or alternative available plants.
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 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.
Please check out our catalogue for more details and inquiries about availability.
Do you sell palms?
Sorry we don’t grow and sell palms (except a rare small one – Chilean Wine Palm)
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.
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Produced by Northern Agriculture Catchment Council (NACC)
333 David Rd (North), Waggrakine
Geraldton,Western Australia 6530
Tel. (08) 9938 1628
Mob. 0458 38 1628
Sunday 10am to 5pm
or by appointment
Drylands Permaculture Farm
333 David Rd (North)
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