Whether you don green thumbs or simply aspire to be a green-fingered goddess, Sydney has a range of plant nurseries to please plant lovers at either ends of the spectrum. From trees and climbers, to flowering varietals and low maintenance indoor plants, these plant shops will have you tending to your greenery like a total pro.
Take a plant nursery pit stop at these foliage filled sanctuaries.
What was once a tiny Darlinghurst plant shop is now a huge St Peters warehouse –a wander through Garden Life is an aesthetically invigorating trip. An abundant range of pots, homewares and plants line the garden nursery warehouse with a mix of architectural plants, indoor and outdoor greenery and a significant succulent range. The gardens are carefully curated to inspire customers.
158 Princes Highway, St Peters
For those lacking in the green thumb department, Eden Gardens’ Plant Doctor will bring your greenery back to life. Drop your plants off at the Doctor before taking a stroll through the series of themed gardens. Eden’s specialty is ‘rare and unusual’ plants so expect to leave this plant nursery with a unique addition, and a much healthier shrub.
Carseldine and Macquarie Park
A plant haven, the award-winning Honeysuckle Garden nurseries are part of a four-decade-old family business and with a nod to its name, plants are sourced from Honeysuckle Park, a five-acre nursery in Dural. Head in store for a snoop, a garden consultation or even rent plants for an upcoming event or photoshoot. Honeysuckle has you covered.
Bondi Junction, Dural, Mosman, and Turramurra
Those intimidated (or just plain overwhelmed) by the big plant nurseries can find respite in Newtown Garden Market. The small and approachable nursery is curated heavily, with cacti and orchids being the main attraction. The staff are just as welcoming as the space, and happy to walk inexperienced customers through plant options, from herbs and fruit trees to succulents and natives.
538 King Street, Newtown
A local institution, the Butterfly Blooms Garden Centre has a loyal following of the plant obsessed. With their wide range of greenery and accessories, Butterfly Blooms is the perfect destination for home gardeners. You can pick up a pot, plant and potting mix at the centre, or bring in your own flowerpot and they will fill it for you. Stop in to browse their gorgeous St Peters garden nursery, or call ahead for some initial advice and quotes. You can even tee up a visit at your home if you’re stuck for time, and the team can give you a free consultation on your landscaping needs. Now, that’s service!
162-166 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters
Sydney’s Plant Market is your one-stop plant shop, catering for both indoor and outdoor plant lovers. Boasting a huge range of shrubs, palms, trees, pots and indoor plants, we guarantee you won’t go home empty handed. Before leaving, be sure to chat with the helpful team for the best tips and tricks to keep your plant friend alive and thriving for many seasons to come.
184 Annangrove Road, Annangrove
An inner west gem, this enduring family-owned plant nursery is a local favourite. Explore their extensive range of plants and pots, while learning a thing or two from the friendly and knowledgeable team. For those with a keen interest in flora, they also source rare and endangered species from around the country.
34-36 Booth Street, Annandale
Want to fill your home with greenery for a good cause? Well, you can at Growing Friends’ Nursery. The plants here aren’t only quality but propagated from living plant collections in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. The nursery has a greenery range heavy in natives and other difficult-to-locate species, with all proceeds going to further conservation projects in the Botanic Gardens.
The Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
Initially an online store, it wasn’t long before Terrace Outdoor Living opened up its doors on the leafy streets of Woollahra. Their aim is to help people to create their own outdoor oasis with the help of plants, pottery, furniture and tableware. Whether you have a backyard big enough for leafy ferns, or room for a few hanging planters, there’s something for every space.
47 Queen Street, Woollahra
If this article has got you keen for the next trip to your local plant nursery, then we have some recommended reading for you. Find garden nurseries a bit overwhelming? Head straight to one of our favourite boutique plant shops. All thebeautiful plants, flowers and pots, without the stress of trawling the vast yard. Don’t have the luxury of a backyard and not sure what kind of plant to buy for inside your home? We’ve rounded up a list of the best indoor plants that will continue to look great and thrive, no matter how green fingered you are.