Aimee O'Keefe

21 Best Sydney Plant Nurseries and Stores | Man of Many

If you find yourself out towards Western Sydney, Tim’s Garden Centre in Campbelltown is your one-stop-shop for every plant need you could imagine. Tim Pickles is the head honcho, and he knows a thing or two about plants- stocking his own potting mix and certain seedlings. This is a good spot to come if you’re looking to grab batch deals.

1. Tim’s Garden Centre

If aesthetics is your thing, St Peters’ Garden Life is on the trendier side of plant nurseries in Sydney. The store sells plants, pots, water features and ornamental accoutrements all with a sleek, stylish edge. A visit here is essential if you’re willing to pay the price to add a stunning feature to your home. So, grab your favourite brass planter, a few plants and get your camera out and at the ready to take some drool-worthy Instagram shots of the finished product.

2. Garden Life

Terrace is perfect for those who value the beautiful marriage between greenery and design. Terrace is a plant nursery and design studio that offers consultation services to turn any space into a leafy oasis. The store itself is cosy and aesthetic, with a medium selection on offer so you won’t find yourself getting overwhelmed.

3. Terrace

The Costco of plant nurseries, Flower Power has all the supplies you could ever dream of. Better yet, the prices are that little bit lower- perfect if you want to spruce up your plant collection but don’t want to break the bank. They stock a huge collection of plants, seedlings, fruit, veg and even full-grown trees. It’s a big space, so the café on-site is the perfect pit stop.

4. Flower Power Garden Centre Mascot

Bonsai lovers unite! This is a plant nursery fully dedicated to bonsai. Located on the south side of Sydney, the store also stocks bonsai pots, tools and accessories as well as offering bonsai classes! They are experts in the field and their passion shows in the selection of bonsai on offer and the staffs’ willingness to share their knowledge.

5. Bonsai South Nursery

This small nursery makes up for its lack of space in expertise and abundance. Nestled on bustling King Street in Newtown, when you step into the store you’ll feel like you stepped into a jungle. With a variety of plants coming from every direction, you will be sure to find the perfect plant to take home.

6. Newtown Garden Market

One of the best plant nurseries in Sydney, Annandale Garden Centre is perfect for weekend plant shopping. Located in the quaint Annandale village, they’ve been supplying locals with indoor and outdoor plants and accessories since the 80s- so they know their stuff.

7. Annandale Garden Centre

A versatile plant shop to say the least- The Plant Society is fast becoming a Paddington hotspot. The store doubles as a fancy bed and breakfast in the upstairs section but stick to the ground floor if you’re just here for the plants. The homey vibe of the store is a great source of inspiration to direct your purchases. Things can get a little pricey here, FYI.

8. The Plant Society Sydney

Honeysuckle Garden is an award-winning family-owned business with two stores, one in Turramurra and the other in Mosman. They produce their own stock at a massive site in Dural, which means they have a huge range of healthy plants, shrubs and seedlings. They even offer landscaping services if you want to go big!

9. Honeysuckle Garden Mosman

How much greenery can you fit into one place? My Plants and Garden Centre may very well hold the record. Conveniently located opposite the National Art School and right next to a café, all your house plant and coffee needs can be met in one place. George will meet you as you enter – the personable service making this one of the best plant nurseries in Sydney.

10. My Plants and Garden Centre

A dedicated Australian native plant nursery, Harvest has a huge selection of indigenous plants for you to discover. The space is large enough to keep you for a long visit, located in Terry Hills on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The nursery supplies plants, seeds and tube stock to wholesale and retail, and the best bit- they also supply native bush foods- yum!

11. Harvest Seeds & Native Plants

Looking for some of the cheapest natives in the inner-city? Randwick City Council Community Nursery has you covered. There is so much on offer you could be here for hours, but that’s ok, as the open-air nursery makes for a friendly, sunny atmosphere.

12. Randwick City Council Community Nursery

Another top spot for those who love Australian natives, Sydney Wildflower Nursery is worth the trek. Expect to find plenty of wattle, kangaroo paw and banksia as you roam around. The team here also offer advice on growing native plants and native ingredients at home.

13. Sydney Wildflower Nursery

Well worth a potter around if you find yourself in Oxford Falls, Valley Ranch Nursery is our favourite destination for succulents and natives. Since the 1960s the nursery has been stocking the finest succulents, cacti, ferns and natives. It’s a big site, so leave plenty of time.

14. Valley Ranch Nursery

With an extensive range and years of experience, Butterfly Blooms Garden Centre has earned a reputation as one of the best plant stores in Sydney. It is conveniently located just an eight-minute walk from Sydenham station and as soon as you step in, you will be in plant paradise. Seedlings, flowering pots and fully-grown plants, there’s a plant for your every need.

15. Butterfly Blooms Garden Centre

Set over half an acre of open space you will find hundreds of varieties of cacti, succulents and agave. If low maintenance plants are the way you roll, then this nursery is one of your best options. The name isn’t just for show- there are countless rare species you can find here, along with more common species for cheaper prices.

16. Rare Plants and Succulents Nursery

Eden Gardens is not just a plant nursery, but an experience. You could easily spend a whole day here, roaming among the plants, display gardens, dropping into the florist and having a coffee at the café. They love everything plants and outdoors- so you’ll find plenty of pots and outdoor furniture as well.

17. Eden Gardens

Swane’s Nursery in Dural has a long and colourful history and is still one of the best plant nurseries in Sydney. Set on a huge 16-acres, the nursery was originally a market garden. Today, it sells your favourite plants and has a strong focus on roses and orchids.

18. Swane’s Nursery Dural

You’ll find an abundance of potential new housemates at Growing Friends Plant Sales, and yes, we are talking about the plants. Fittingly located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, you’ll find a great range of native, exotic and rare plants. You don’t even have to feel guilty for spending all your money, as the proceeds from plant sales assist support and maintenance of the lovely Botanic Gardens.

19. Growing Friends Plant Sales

Nestled in Sydney’s Rosebery, Plant Base By Mr Roses is home to some of the most beautiful indoor plants you will find. The owner is also the CEO of Mr Roses Australia and has created this store as an ode to the modern indoor plants’ love affair. There is also an array of pots and bases for you to pair with your plants!

20. Plant Base By Mr Roses

Fascination with cacti will never get old, and Hamilton’s World of Cacti is one of the biggest cactus gardens you will ever see. The team at Hamilton’s pride itself on providing a diverse range of quality cactus and succulents. Whilst not all you see is for sale, it’s a beautiful place to roam.

21. Hamilton’s World of Cacti

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