Nursery News

CERES Permaculture and Bushfood Nursery provides a unique experience for all who visit. As a Permaculture nursery our aim is to encourage backyard food production. Whether you have room for a food forest or simply a window box for herbs we supply a vast array of plants to grow and enjoy in your garden, as well as providing the knowledge and support to do so. The nursery is a place to relax, and take positive action towards creating a better world. Planting a beautiful, healthy and productive garden filled with food is one of the most creative and peaceful ways to sustain individual and planetary health.

The nursery’s horticultural selection includes native, indigenous and bushfood plants, fruit trees, shrubs, herbs and vegetable seedlings and stunning feature plants.  We can advise on which species are suitable for all types of gardens.

Nursery staff members are qualified in horticulture and permaculture and are passionate about sharing their knowledge in a way that is relevant and accessible to the home gardener.

Bare-root Strawberry Runners

Our bare-root strawberry runners have arrived in the nursery! Winter is the best time to get strawberry runners in to have them established and ready to fruit in the summertime, and planting runners is the [...]

Planting a bee friendly garden

Our resident bee expert, Benedict Hughes from The Practical Beekeeper has a lot of great tips for keeping backyard bees and also simple planting guidelines for attracting these wonderful striped pollinators to your garden. Even if you're not [...]

Precious cargo

Last week a nursery customer found this little friend on our avocado trees, sheltering under a leaf. We get stock sent from northern Australia and this tiny tree frog had unwittingly hitchhiked. Apparently 6000-8000 frogs [...]

What’s up, ladybug?

A few weeks ago I noticed these two lovely ladybirds on my celery leaves. They were there for a reason; I had a thriving population of aphids underneath the glossy leaves and ladybirds and their [...]

We are growing in more ways than one

We use the word growth a lot around these parts. The plants grow, the customer’s kids grow, we watch people’s confidence in the garden grow.  And our nursery has also grown over the years. We [...]

Flowers have feelings too

In the nursery we love to help people grow food in their backyards but I always remind people not to forget about flowers. Flowers add colour to catch the eye, are easy to grow and [...]