Five Nurseries to Visit This Weekend
the garden of your dreams is so close!
Whether you're looking for a new ficus for your living room or starting a new season veggie patch, now is the time!
And the Garden City certainly doesn't disappoint when it comes to finding experts to help. We've rounded up some local favourites, as well as some information about who to go to for what reason.
Many of the city's landscapers buy their plants from Coroneos. Despite being a little more expensive, the insider advice is that all the plants have been vetted specifically for Toowoomba's climate (and red dirt), so you can be sure they'll be a success in your garden. Parking can be tricky, so best to pull up where you can on Herries and walk.
Where: 266 Herries Street (corner of Anzac Avenue, next to the big Lifeline)
Sungrown Seedlings Nursery
Twice as big as you think it is, Sungrown is Toowoomba's largest retailer of potted roses. Seriously – the varieties just keep going and going. Sungrown also has plenty of shade-friendly plants for your indoor jungle, as well as veggie and herb seedlings. There's on-site parking on the Clifford Street side entrance, but street parking is also pretty easy to find.
Where: 17 Prescott Street (near Clark Rubber)
The Springs Garden World
One of the larger nurseries in town, The Springs also includes a diverse range of outdoor furniture, water features, pots and gardening supplies. With plenty of parking, as well as an on-site café that is perfect for a sunny al fresco lunch, you could spend an entire morning here redesigning your garden (ask us how we know that...).
Where: 333 Spring Street (the West Street end)
True Blue Garden Centre
Run by a team of horticulturalists, True Blue offers probably the best priced seedlings in town. With deliveries each week on a Tuesday and Thursday morning, they're fresh and ready for your veggie patch. While the plants here tend to be younger, it keeps the prices lower for you. You can also collect all your dried bulbs and seeds, as well as composts, mulches and fertilisers.
Where: 127 Hursley Road (near Clifford Park Racecourse)
An honourable mention, despite not being an actual nursery. The PCYC Markets, held every Sunday morning, are widely considered to be the cheapest possible way to load up on plants. If you're on a budget and patient enough to work with tube stock, a morning at the markets is well worth your time.
Where: 219 James Street (parking off Herries Street)
Another honourable mention. Local beekeepers Hayley and Roger Mason started this brand of seeds to save the world — or at least to save the bees, which is kind of the same thing. They have a whole variety of beautifully-packaged seeds for flowers, veggies and herbs.