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easter Trading Hours
We will be here each day over the EASTER Long weekend, ready to help you with your Gardening Questions as well as assisting you to choose just the right Plant for your special Situation!
Autumn is a GREAT time to plant, as your plants will be able to settle in before Winter arrives and be ready to take off as soon as Spring rolls around.
We look forward to seeing out out in Glorious Weston Park this Easter long weekend
EXOTIC mushroom workshop..
Come and JOIN US on APRIL 14TH at 2:00 p.m. for a WORKSHOP on GROWING EXOTIC MUSHROOMS. The FUNGICO is a small family based Canberra business that is keen to share their love of growing Exotic Mushrooms.
In a 1 hour session they will demonstrate:
• How to grow exotic mushrooms from kits
• Setting up fungi in the garden
• Shiitake wood log inoculation using dowels
The cost is $15.00 and ALL proceeds will go 'Beyond Blue'. Places are limited, so if you are interested please email us at email@example.com asap … 1st in best dressed!!!
This event will coincide with the 'Garden Releaf ‘day in aid of ‘Beyond Blue’. We hope to see you here to support this wonderful organisation.
Plant NOW for a Spring Floriade ...
Autumn is an exciting season in the garden for SO MANY reasons...A highlight in the Nursery at this time of year is our extensive Bulb range !!!! Each and every year, we endeavour to source a WIDE collection of spring flowering bulbs. We carry a great range of Daffodils and Jonquils, beautiful Tulips, Hyacinths, Freesias, Crocus and Iris as well as loads of little Muscari's, Anemones, Ranunculas, Squills etc etc... far to many to list! We also pride ourselves in searching out some hard to find Collectors bulbs and tiny Treasures, ie: TRUE Snowdrops (Galanthus sp), Fritillarias etc. It's a real treat to stroll amongst our assortment of bulbs, dreaming of the promise of Spring after a long Canberra Winter ! Pop in soon and choose your favourites before they all disappear. We carry large bulk bags of Daffs, Tulips and Iris as well, for those of you that want to plant en mass under deciduous trees and on large properties
Autumn/ Winter vegies....
TIME TO PLANT
Right NOW is the perfect time to plant all the Brassicas you have been yearning for... and boy.... do we have a GREAT selection!!
This weekend is going to be tops for planting out a wonderful assortment. Below are some pics of some of the MANY varieties on offer. Remember to pick up some DIPEL when you purchase your seedlngs.. a wonderful and VERY safe biological control for white cabbage moth caterpillars !!!
Sasanqua Camellias are here !!
Our 1st truckload of beautiful Sasanquas have arrived and we have lots of your favourite varieties in stock.
Big fat buds are bursting out and it's a top time to come in and choose one that tickles your fancy.
Over the next few weeks more & more varieties will be arriving. Sasanquas are top shrubs for providing a reliable Autumn show. They are Easy care and very low maintenance. and will reward you with bountiful blooms annually!
They love slightly acidic well drained , friable soil, preferably out of the hottest afternoon sun.
Old fashioned, yet ever so modern... these gorgeous deciduous shrubs will light up the garden from Summer through Autumn. As their pastel or white blooms age to dusky antique shades, they are a delight to behold. In Canberra they are best suited to a morning sun position, where they will receive shade form the fierce afternoon rays. Once established they are quite able to handle dry spells, but in general they enjoy moist, friable soil covered with a good layer of mulch.
We currently have a wide range of Lacecaps & Mopheads as well some beautiful Oakleafs as well as the climbing Hydrangea (petiolaris). We also have a few REALLY special, and hard to source, Rough leafed Hydrangea Villosa plants... which are absolutely stunning in a large garden setting..... Only a few in stock, so be quick if you would like one of these. !!!!
Not only are Hydrangeas a top addition to the Summer garden, but the cut blooms look sensational in a vase... often keeping well as a dried flower. The Oakleafs have brilliant Autumn colour too!!!!
We just love them!!!!
Crepe Myrtles LOVE the Heat !!!!!
If you are looking for a TOUGH, EASY CARE shrub that will bring a RIOT of colour to your Summer Garden.... Crepe Myrtles are for you!!!
These versatile Shrubs come in a WIDE variety of Colours and Sizes, including the show stopping NEW series.. 'Diamonds in the Dark' ( pictured left) with it's fantastic near-black foliage various flower shades.
Crepe Myrtles are extremely Heat tolerant and once established are VERY Drought tolerant as well
Dwarfs, to full sized small trees are all available in the Nursery now,
If you are looking to add a BOLD splash of colour to your garden ... Crepe Myrtles are the answer !!!
attention all home brewers !!
Calling all HOME BREW and CRAFT BEER enthusiasts.... We've got a GREAT range of Hop plants (large and small) at the moment ready to go in the ground... 6 varieties in fact!!! Chinook, Vienna Gold, Goldings, Pride of Ringwood, Cascade and Columbus. These climbing plants are super fast growers, and they will need a a sturdy support. They are not only essential for your brewing, but are highly ornamental in the Garden
Bees in the Summer Garden
Have you been wondering about where the bees are at the moment??? We've had MANY customers coming in worrying that they are not seeing any recently!!
Well... the reason is the full on HEAT we are experiencing. Once we reach over 35 degrees, the bees stop collecting Nectar/ Pollen and start collecting H2O. If you have no water around... they have probably gone to find some!
Bees use water to help cool down as well as cooling their hives. You can help keep bees cool by making sure there is ample water around your garden. Ideally a wide shallow container with the odd rock, fern-leaf or branch for them to perch on. Clean fresh water will help keep the bees cool and visiting your patch ! Make sure to have plenty of Summer flowering perennials ie: Agastaches, Salvias, Gauras and Echinaceas planted through your garden as they are full of pollen.
Xmas... Anytime.... Gifts for EVERYONE !!
As outdoor living becomes more and more a part of our 'city' lifestyle.. we are constantly on the look out for interesting pieces to give our private spaces a sense of character and style all our own. We have filled the Nursery with quirky items that we think fit the bill this Christmas. We also have a GREAT range of indoor and outdoor pots.. glazed, terracotta, & rusty, as well as a oodles of lightweight pots that will definitely save your back!
Garden art is still VERY much in vogue, and you will be able to select from a wide range of styles and materials this Xmas.
Think 'outside the house' this year and give your garden/courtyard/patio the make-over it deserves!
This year as always, we are carrying some quirky and unique gardening gifts LOADS of stocking stuffers, delightful Xmas ornaments, wind chimes, scarves, hats, kids gardening tools, terrariums, cushions, etc. We also have a range of gardening books from Diggers, National Parks etc. If you can't make up your mind.. there is ALWAYS a Heritage Nursery gift voucher which will allow the recipient to choose anything they desire from the Nursery. Don't spend your time in crowded malls dealing with throngs of stressed shoppers. Instead.. enjoy the ambiance and beauty that awaits you here at the Heritage Nursery in leafy Yarralumla!
Gift Cards !!!
Can't decide what to give on a special occasion???? A Heritage Nursery Gift Card is the perfect solution.. choose the denomination you desire and pick from one of our beautiful little cards... so handy, ... they fit in the card section of your wallet.. just scan on purchase to deduct the amount... no more hanging on to old receipts !!!
With a Heritage Nursery Gift card, the recipient is able to choose ANYTHING at all from the Nursery.
Just BRILLIANT !!!
Shade Loving Perennials
Looking for a plant with the WOW factor !!!!
Look no further...
Podophyllum versipelle 'Spotty Dotty' has got it!!!
With it's Large spotty/marbled leaves in light and dark green, these shade loving Perennials, really show off when their flowers emerge. Very showy, Scarlet/Red blooms dangle below the striking foliage, followed by green ornamental fruits. A top plant for all of our Perennial plant lovers out there !!!
Our Perennial plant section truly is amazing. If you are searching for the Rare and Unusual you will always find something to fit the bill. Shade or Sun.. there is a plant just perfect for your garden. Our stock turns over weekly and we are constantly on the look-out for Treasures to tempt you!!!!
Dwarf Wattles ... so versatile
You'll be wowed into the wonderful world of Wattles, when you check out the amazing selection of Dwarf, Ground-cover, and Weeping Acacias currently in stock this week. Pots, Borders, Rockeries and Bushland settings are all enhanced by planting a few of these beauties. We adore their stunning foliage and of course their delightful winter/spring blossoms... simply ideal for Courtyards and small gardens too!
We also have a wonderful selection of Acacias in a range of heights, as well as a stunning assortment of Standards that are PERFECT as a feature. They grow brilliantly in large pots using our Native Potting mix.
Beneficial insect release in the Nursery !!
What an exciting day was had in the Nursery on Wednesday with the delivery and subsequent releasing of some wonderful 'Beneficial Bugs'.
Our pro-active new owner John Cassidy ordered in a selection of predatory insects from Bugs for Bugs.. Australia's leading specialist in Integrated Pest Management....
Lacewings, Ladybirds, Predatory mites etc were all given a send-off as we unscrewed the lids and SET THEM FREE around the Nursery. Rather than using sprays in ever increasing numbers, our new friends will assist us in keeping any 'bad' bugs at bay, while further enhancing our Nursery environment .
EXCITING times at the Heritage Nursery!!!!
If only we had 'smell-o-vision'!!!!!! These Gardenias are simply out of this world!
Currently we have a wonderful assortment of plants, from the Rockery radicans type to beautiful tall Standards. They will flower over the Summer period filling your garden with their divine Perfume.
In Canberra the Large flowered forms need a bit of protection from frost, so will enjoy a position under the eaves or in a courtyard, or, even better... in a pot.
They will add a sensational feature to your Xmas display.. or make a wonderful gift for that special someone!!
sensational roses !!
If you ever wanted to fall in love with a plant... this is the time to come out to the Nursery and cast your eyes over our wonderful selection of Roses. They are all bursting into bloom daily and the Colour and Scent is out of this world !!!!
Our Hybrid teas, David Austins, Delbards, Climbers, Floribundas, Standards and Carpet Roses are all SO impressive .
Roses are perfectly suited to Canberra and the region, and will reward you for MANY years with their outstanding display.
By choosing wisely, you can have flowers from Spring right through to Autumn.
Our experienced staff will help you choose just the right Rose for your situation.
A Lovely visit from our Diggers friends..
We had a WONDERFUL catch up today with our Diggers sisters, Lisa Remato (CEO of Diggers) and Talei Kenyon (Media and Partnerships Manager). It was SO great to catch up and 'talk shop' and discuss our future goals and innovative ideas for the future. Lisa and Talei travelled up from Melbourne to see us (thanks so much), and we are really excited about events and remodeling planned for 2018... watch this space for News !!!!!
If you are not already a 'Diggers' member, now is the time to join up and receive all the GREAT benefits on offer.
Joining the Diggers club is SIMPLE... all you need to do is come in to the Nursery and fill out one of their forms and we will do all the rest... Or.. go to the link below and sign up On LINE :
By clicking on the above link you will be able to see ALL the great benefits you receive by joining the club as well as the Membership options. Diggers Members receive a variety of benefits and fabulous exclusive Member deals along with tantalising FREE OFFERS.... and let's not forget their Super Seasonal Magazines !!!
Shortly after joining you will receive your membership card which will entitle you to 10% off our full priced plants in the Nursery, as well as your club discount on all Diggers Seeds, Books etc. in stock
Make sure to bring your Diggers Membership card with you to the Nursery to receive your discount!
Summer Shade Perennials !!
How wonderful to be puttering about in the garden in Spring. The weather has been just perfect.. a little bit of rain with not too much heat around. It's a GREAT time to plant out some choice perennials.... filling in gaps here and there.
Shady spots can be a challenge, often left unloved and calling out for an unknown attractive and easy care plant to naturalise and flourish with low light.
Well...your search is over. !!!!
Currently we have a HUGE range of Shade loving perennials ready to fill this niche.. Epimediums, Hostas, Bergenias, Astilbes, Alchemillas Hostas, and Pulsatillas.....just to name a few.
Each week we receive new and exciting selections for the avid collector or those of you who are just starting out on your Gardening journey.
Shady areas will NEVER be a problem again, once you go down the Garden path of Shade-loving Perennials !!!
Summer Vegie Bonanza !!!
That's how you'll feel when you check out our range of Vegie seedlings this Spring. Our range is HUGE... aside from our amazing assortment of Tomatoes, we have a fantastic choice of Capsicums (HOT Chillies too), Cucumbers, Pumpkins and Zuchinnis, Eggplants and Lots and Lots of Greens for your summer salad including the new 'Wasabi Salad' .
We've got ALL you need for Soil preparation, as well as our Wonderful Healthy Earth Fertiliser to help give your babies a Kick start. You'll need to grab some mulch too, in order to keep in that moisture as the days warm up. And... don't forget the snail pellets or Slugga traps/tape to protect your tender young plants.
Any questions... make sure you chat with us about any Gardening problems you might be having!!!
Geraniums for Summer colour !!
Here in Canberra we have some REALLY HOT Summers !
If you are looking for a plant that will thrive in full sun and stand up to some soaring temps, you simply cannot pass up Geraniums and Pelargoniums for their tough and reliable nature
Anyone who has traveled to Italy or Greece, will have seen pots of these hardy plants hanging from Window boxes and adorning curb-sides of most villages.
Geraniums and Pelargoniums are super easy care and will reward you with a bounty of blooms ALL THROUGH the Summer months right through Autumn.
Pop in soon and have a browse, and choose the perfect one for garden setting.
The Chicks are back in town!!!!!
... and we are so happy to have our first batch of BEAUTIFUL baby Chickens back in the Nursery again!!! As the weather is still quite cool, they will need to kept indoors with a light on until they grow their real feathers, but that will happen before you know it !!. We have our usual assortment... Rhode Island Red, Australorp, and White Leghorn crosses that are sexed and will grow into BEAUTIFUL Shiny, Healthy Laying hens. We also stock ALL you need to set them up... Organic feed as well as drinkers and feeders. Pop down soon and have a look.. they will win over your heart for sure!!!!
1st Curry Leaf Plants are in !!!
Do you LOVE making Curries???
If you do, , you simply must add Murraya Koenigii to your herb and spice repertoire ! This wonderful small tree is ideally suited to pot/container growing here in the Canberra district due to our frosty Winters. It will thrive outdoors during the Summer/ Autumn period, but will need to come inside over the Winter months.
You will be enchanted by the fern-like leaves, tiny fragrant white flowers in Summer and spicy aroma the plant exudes as you brush past it.
For best results in cooking, fry in coconut oil or ghee along with Garlic and Ginger before you add your other ingredients... this will definitely enhance the flavour.... tops in Curries, Sauces and Marinades.
'A TISKET a Tasket' you're gonna need a basket....
when you start to harvest ALL YOUR Strawberries!!!!
We have individual Pots, Heritage Wrapped Bundles, Carry packs and Hanging baskets available right now.
Lots of varieties to choose from as well as the recently released Strasberries, Bubbleberries and Pineberries for those of you looking for something different. We all love our berries, but once you have tasted freshly picked ''home grown'', you will never want to go back to store-bought again!!!!!
spring catalogue 2017
We all love the change of seasons.. it's a time for Inspiration and Rejuvenation, particularly after a long cold Winter. Our Spring catalogue is packed full of Plants and Products to motivate you to come down for a visit. As always, we are interested in your Gardening Exploits, Successes, Failures and Handy Hints. Spring is a sensational time here in Canberra and we have stocked the Nursery with all you will need to have a SUPER productive garden right through Summer into Autumn. Click here to view the catalogue.
Rhodos ready to BURST !!!
Big Fat Plump Buds... are all ready to burst into bloom over the next few Months. Truly, some of the MOST show stopping plants of the Spring garden, have got to be ....Rhododendrons and Azaleas. They are the perfect choice for a shady position. With a HUGE variety of Colours (Flowers and variegated leaves) as well as blooming times, these Evergreen, cold hardy shrubs put on a spectacular show every year . Their requirements are few, but fairly specific... Friable, Well-drained soil on the acidic side of the ph scale. The enjoy lashings of well rotted Compost/ Cow manure and a good layer of Mulch (we have loads to choose from), in order to keep their surface roots cool in Summer. Once established they are a joy to look after. Any shaping or cutting back should be done directly after their flowering period.
New and Exciting Natives !!!
It's a cacophany of colour at the moment as stunning new Native plants arrive in the Nursery. Beautiful Philothecas, Grevilleas, Waratahs, Banksias, Kangaroo Paws etc are flooding in. If you are looking for some eye catching and colourful plants to bring the birds and the bees into your garden, you simply can't go past these Australian Beauties. Long gone are the days when Natives were boring!!!!!
Show Stopping Magnolias!!!
Pictured here is the incredible Magnolia 'Black Tulip' adored for its sensational purple/red blooms . This small tree is well suited to Small gardens, Townhouses, or Courtyards, giving a truly stunning Spring display. As well as this beauty we are stocking 'Felix' 'Cameo' 'Vulcan' and 'Genie' and a few more as the new season trees continue to arrive. These Magnolias have been been developed by some of the Worlds TOP Magnolia br,mmmmneeders and make excellent Garden specimens...
GREAT RANGE of Garden Art & Giftware
Are you looking for GIFT WARE or a quirky GARDEN ORNAMENT.... We have a diversity of Styles, and a price range to suit all budgets.. Whether it's a statue or water feature for out in the garden, some stunning Wall Art for the deck /Patio, or a soothing set of Wind Chimes... Garden art offers you the chance to jazz up your backyard space with colour and flair. Check out some of the wonderful pieces in stock now !
FANTASTIC FEATURE TREES !!!
If you are looking for a BEAUTIFUL, Stand alone feature for your Courtyard or Patio ... Or... have a shaded little nook in the corner of the Garden crying out for something unique, you simply MUST consider one of our Grafted Weeping Japanese Maples!
We have a terrific selection including some CHOICE, Collectors specimens Ie: 'Ellen', 'Lemon and Lime Lace', 'Tamukeyama' and 'Orangeola' just to name a few.
We have a huge range of LIghtweight Pots that will provide a great home for these FEATURE trees without doing your back-in !!!!!
RED LOVE Apple in stock NOW !!
WOW !!!! Red on and Outside AND on the Inside.. Australia's 1st RED fleshed apple 'RED LOVE' 🍎is in stock now. If you are looking for something new and different, this is a top choice. After 20 years of development, this New apple is available for one and all.. this dwarf selection is very suitable for planting in the Garden or in a Pot. It is said to be a good eating AND juicing apple (Claret coloured juice!), and also good for cooking. Also very ornamental with its rosy pink spring blossom.. lookin good!
Citrus for everyone!
Whether you have a traditional sized backyard, or just a small courtyard, there is always room for at least 1 Citrus tree.
Bruno has just returned from Victoria with an van full of EXTRA LARGE, SUPER HEALTHY trees. They will delight you with their glossy green leaves, sensational smelling blooms and tasty, vitamin packed fruit . They are VERY happy growing in Pots or directly in ground provided they have protection from frosts. On north west side of the house is ideal in Canberra. We have a HUGE range to choose from ... dwarfs, to full sized always on offer... some GREAT NATIVE Citrus too !!!!
Thanks Graham Ross!!!
Graham Ross ( grahamross_betterhomes ) has given us a BIG thumbs up regarding our wonderful selection of 'Donkey Balls' Tomato...
He writes via instagram... "A great harvest of Donkey Balls' Tomato, a seedling gift from Bruno @ Heritage Nursery Yarralumla during Canberra Home Show. Thanks heaps Bruno and the boys @ Heritage
We're SO pleased he is enjoying them, as we think they are Tops too!!!
If you didn't get around to growing them this year, we suggest you grab a plant or 2 next Spring and see for yourself how yummy they truly are!!!!
Autumn 2016 Catalogue
We all love the change of seasons.. it's a time for Inspiration and Rejuvination, particularly after a long HOT summer. Our Autumn catalogue is packed full of Plants and Products to motivate you to come down for a visit. As always, we are interested in your Gardening exploits/ how you went over Summer/ Succeses and Failures etc etc. Autumn is a wonderful time for planting, renewing Garden beds/ dividing perennials, planting Spring flowering bulbs and so much more. See you all soon !
What a fantastic day was had at the Diggers launch yesterday. Alongside you can see Bruno and Clive Blazey 'shaking' on the new partnership, as well as Bruno and Hedy with Deb and Peter, producers of our wonderful 'Healthy Earth' fertiliser, who came along for the festivities . We had a full house of fantastic customers, great food, and speeches ( Cedric Bryant was a fab MC). All in all, it was a brilliant gathering
Celebrations at the Nursery !!
The Nursery is all a-buzz today as we ready ourselves for the Launch of our Partnership with the Diggers Club. We will be hosting Clive and Penny Blazey as well as other local Gardening identities and Media folk to help us celebrate this exciting new Venture. As well as their EXTENSIVE range of Heirloom seeds, we will also carry some of their Books, Posters etc. As we all strive towards creating an Oasis in our wonderful city, and becoming more and more self sufficient in our home vegie gardens, the Diggers organisation is a natural fit in this pursuit. We feel really honoured that that have chosen us as as their Partner in reaching this goal !!!!
Spring Catalogue 2015
The Nursery is alive with Colour and Scent... Spring is finally with us and we want to share it with you. By clicking on the Link below, you can download our latest Catalogue and get a peek into what's on offer.. Drop in for a visit and see why so many Canberra Gardeners consider us to be their 'Destination Garden Centre' !!!
Looking for a gift for a Gardening enthusiast ??? You can't go past an orchid ! They're easy to look after and will flower for ages, lasting FAR longer than a bunch of flowers. In general they need a light spot and minimal water, and good gardeners will successfully be able to bring them back into flower. Why not choose an Orchid next time you are looking for the perfect living gift.
Who can imagine, Pasta Sauce without Basil, Tabouli without Parsley, or Curries without Coriander. They are essential to our cooking and we all know, dried herbs just don't make the grade !!!
This season, as always, we are carrying an EXTENSIVE range for all our budding "Master Chefs" out there. Herbs that will thrive in our sunny Canberra climate, as well as a few unusual ones for those of you up for a challenge. Choose from our large pots of "Cut and Cook" ready to use ZEST herbs from Oasis, or our HUGE variety of Culinary, Medicinal and Tea Herbs from the Renaissance range.
Remember.. even on the tiniest Balcony we can usually find a spot for at least ONE single pot of parsley..!!!!!!