Carrum Indigenous Nursery is a plant nursery providing plants native to the local area.
Carrum Indigenous Nursery is located in Learmonth Reserve, Cnr. Learmonth & Thompson Roads, Patterson Lakes, 3197 (Melways Ref. 98A5)
Ph: 03 9776 0823 Mob: 0415 047 922 [revised May 2018]
PO Box 37, Patterson Lakes, 3197
We are open for sales [revised May 2018]
Tuesday 11am - 3 pm
Friday 11am - 3pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm.
We welcome volunteers on Tuesdays and Fridays between 11 am and 3 pm.
Prices [revised Jan 2019]
for plants in
Forestry tubes $3
6 inch pots $6
10 inch pots $10
EFT now available.
The Nursery is run by a friendly group of volunteers who propagate thousands of plants and generally look after the nursery. We specialise in drought tolerant plants, focussing on the Sandbelt region of Melbourne's south east. Our seeds and cuttings are sourced from local plants, which means they have the best chance of surviving under local conditions.
We grow a range of plants, from the tallest eucalypts to groundcovers and grasses. As most of the residential areas around Carrum are based on sandy soils many of our plants are coastal species, which can not only survive dry conditions, but can tolerate reasonable amounts of salt.
Carrum Indigenous Nursery was established as part of Carrum Residents Action Group to grow plants. After publishing 'Flowers of the Carrum-Carrum' CRAG realised the need for an indigenous nursery and established the first nursery in 1996 at TAFE College, Bonbeach. The success of the nursery was recognised with the 1997 Proud City Award, 2000 Community Group of the Year and 2001 International Year of Volunteers. In 2005 the nursery moved to the current site in Learmonth Reserve.
We have a large display garden where you can wander around and see what the plants will look like when they have grown up. You can also get ideas of how to set out your own garden. With so many different leaf and colour variations you can create an impressive garden that requires little maintenance.