Quality without compromise, always something different
Xmas 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!
Living Xmas Trees !!!!!
Hard to believe... but Christmas is nearly here !!!!!!!
Many of you will be starting to think about what sort of tree you will be having this year, and we've got the perfect solution.... A living Xmas tree is a GREAT option !!!!
Since the nurseries inception, we have been strong advocates of potted Christmas Trees.
Live potted trees will keep on giving for years to come, and will give a special ambiance to a room. They work as a natural air-freshener while bringing the scent of Xmas into your home. Our beautiful Spruces and different varieties of Pines are hand- picked every year, making sure we only carry the best stock available. If you are looking for a Native to use as a Xmas tree.. why not purchase a Wollemi or the delightful Wolly Bush ie: Adenanthos.
Small trees can be used as table decorations, or set beautifully on a buffet table, while larger ones can take pride of place in a corner of the living room.
Keep as a potted tree, transplanting into a larger container as the tree grows, or, make it a family project and plant out into a garden, providing you have the space. Whatever you choose to do, you will be creating long lasting memories for your children. Your tree will become a treasured member of the family.
Say no to plastic trees. They aren’t recyclable, end up in landfill and are an unsustainable choice!!!!
Gift Cards !!!
Can't decide what to give that special someone this Christmas?? 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!!!!
Heavenly Hydrangeas !!
No doubt about the imminent arrival of Summer as Hydrangeas make their way on to the scene. We love these gorgeous deciduous shrubs with their sumptuous blooms in a variety of colours. So old fashioned.. yet SO contemporary. Plant one on the easterly side of the house for best results.. out of the hottest Summer sun.. the flowers will last for AGES, and can be cut for a vase too!!!
We have a wonderful range in stock at the moment .
If you have any queries about factors that impact on the colour of Hydrangeas, check out out FAQ section as there is a question regarding just this matter!!!!
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..!!!!!!