A Range of Plants & Varieties Rarely Seen Anywhere Else
In Easter of 1996 Bruno and Hedy started the Heritage Nursery with the help of Scott, the Manager. The Nursery has grown from barren ground to become one of the most beautiful Nurseries around.
Along the journey, all sorts of new ideas have been tried, the biggest, and continuing success, being the range of plants and varieties rarely seen anywhere else. Bruno's many road trips to Melbourne and country Victoria have been fundamental in sourcing not only top quality plants, but the forgotten, rare and unusual, many of which were thought impossible to find !
Bruno and Scott have visited many of our Native Plant growers and have developed a great relationship with them. As a result we have ensured a large range of new and improved varieties to inspire the avid gardener.
We have now evolved and expanded into the old Yarralumla Nursery
Garden Centre site giving us more room for both Native and Exotic plants. Our Fruit and Ornamental Tree section is bigger and more extensive than ever, catering to the diversity of customers that we serve.
We also have some lovely neighbors... the "off-lead" Dog Park and the yummy Yarralumla Brasserie and Gallery right next door to us. A short stroll will take you to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and the glorious and historic setting of Westbourne Woods, making a trip to the nursery a simply delightful day out. Not to mention the families of Kangaroos grazing contentedly along the approach to our front entrance. !
Take a trip out and visit us soon, and see for yourself why the most discerning of gardeners say we are THE Destination Garden Centre in the A.C.T.
International Garden Centre Association (IGCA)
The IGCA was officially formed in 1968 and is made up of individual Garden Centres from around the World. It assists Retail Garden Centres by providing a forum for a mutual exchange of information amongst independent Garden retailers the World over.
Each year an Annual Congress is held in a different Host Country, made up of over 200 delegates from over 20 Countries the Worldwide. The Study Tour caters to younger participants and Garden Centre Managers in order to learn and exchange ideas from others in the Industry.
Over the last few years Hedy and Bruno have attended Congresses in Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland and they were joined this year (2016) in Switzerland by our Manager Scott Burns. All of the staff here in the Heritage Nursery, gain a wonderful Insight into Nursery practices overseas from these visits!!!
Independent Garden Centres (IGC)
Independent Garden Centres is a rapidly growing group of 45 Garden Centres around Australia that have banded together for promotional, buying, networking and social reasons.The IGC network consists of like minded Retailers who thrive on sharing knowledge, ideas and information in a non-competitive environment, to the benefit of the whole.
We are proud members of IGC & strongly support the role of Independent Garden centres in bringing Quality and Diversity to the Horticulture Industry across Australia.