Best Nurseries & Plant Stores in Brisbane for 2024

Best Nurseries & Plant Stores in Brisbane for 2024

Whether you come home to a lush green oasis or kill so many plants that the SPC could imprison you for life without parole, gardeners run the gamut of experience. As with plant care, buying them is a skill in itself. As you master the art of keeping hardier plants alive (hello, devil’s ivy), you may feel the challenge of planting an orchid or banana plant and sweeping town in search of green babies to add to your growing family.

Avoid Bunnings with a steady hand and head to Brisbane’s best nurseries and plant shops for solid advice, rare finds and an abundance of plant-obsessed folk.

Soul Store, Stafford

Plants, classes and a café. This is a triple garden shop, and that’s exactly what The Soul Pantry offers. A visit to the Stafford area will help you deck your halls with plenty of greenery, make sure you really know what you’re doing, and keep your hunger and thirst at bay.

In addition to the collection of indoor flowers – as well as the pots to put them in – you will also find flowers of the fresh and dried kind (for those who love nature, but know that keeping something alive is beyond their capabilities). Through the workshop, you can learn about everything from designing tables and terrariums to making fresh wreaths at this Brisbane plant shop.

Oxley Nursery, Oxley

Oxley Nursery is like the nursery your parents dragged you to when you were a kid – a huge, rambling, dank place that sells whatever you want. In addition to a wide array of cacti, succulents, palm trees and endless fig leaves, you’ll also find carnivorous plants, aloes, man-sized lobster claws (Heliconias), teddy bear magnolias, casuarina glauca (its cousin-like plant), lead pine and voodoo lilies – in Foundation, if you can imagine it, this Brisbane nursery probably has it in stock.

This family-run venue also dabbles in landscape design and gardens, so when you visit you’ll always find advice and garden grit in abundance.

Mabin’s Nursery + Aquarium, West End

Mappins is nestled among a row of warehouses in the West End, the kind of place you might simply pass by without knowing it was there. Simple Brisbane Nursery specializes in growing cacti and lush indoor plants, as well as all your potential aquarium needs.

Indoors, you’ll find delicate maidenhair ferns, tall and leafy devil’s ivy, hardy philodendrons and monstera, plus all the other favorites of the indoor plant world. The staff is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and will make sure you leave knowing how to keep your new babies thriving. Plus, it’s just down the road from West End Markets, the perfect haunt to spend a Saturday morning eating langos and petting other people’s dogs. No matter how experienced your green thumb is, this is one of the best places to buy plants in Brisbane.

All things green, Highgate Hill

Plants aren’t the only attraction at All the Green Things, although they do have a large collection of gorgeous houseplants. As you stroll through the Brisbane nursery’s Vulture Street area, perusing the shelves and looking at everything from hardcore favorites to rare items, you may also spy the store’s resident dog, Ruby.

In fact, if you’re as fond of four-legged friends as you are of plants, you’ll be able to stock up on pet-friendly green plants. Planters and animal-themed and decorative pots are also highlights, which will help you combine your love of both — or make you feel better if a leafy new addition to your home is the closest your home will be to expanding into at the moment.

City Farm Nursery, Windsor

Do you dream of something green, alive and edible? Then you’ll want to pay a visit to City Farm Nursery. Since this Brisbane nursery is part of Northey Street City Farm, also known as Windsor’s permaculture haven, the focus on plants that produce vegetables, fruits, herbs and bush trees should come as no surprise.

Think of this as a two-for-one scenario: Pick up some greenery to brighten up your porch, and have a treasure trove of ingredients you can use in the kitchen at the same time. From cucumber, cherry tomato and beetroot seedlings to fruit trees, there’s plenty to keep you hungry. You will also find other plants, especially succulents; However, if you’ve always wanted to use your green thumb to be more self-sufficient, this is your place.

Brookfield Gardens, Brookfield

Brookfield Gardens may have changed its name from Brookfield Garden Centre, one of Brisbane’s long-running green spaces, but it’s still the same beloved venue that has been around for more than a decade. It’s also worth making the trip to the western suburbs to visit.

Outside in the nursery, an array of outdoor plants awaits. Back in the greenhouse, it’s time to enjoy your indoor plants. If that’s not enough, you can also walk around the areas specifically designated for utensils, household items, flowers and edible herbs. While you’re out and about at the Brisbane Arboretum and Plant Shop, you can also grab a plant-focused breakfast or lunch from the on-site Wild Canary Bistro.

Fresh Saturday Market, Rocklea

Rocklea’s weekend markets are for serious plant buyers. We advise you to join your green-thumbed friends and make a dedicated trip to the Saturday Fresh Market between 6am and 12pm and return the car directly to the loading bay. Plants for sale are as cheap as potato chips, often half the price of a regular Brisbane nursery (although it’s not the place to look for exotic or exotic species, as vendors will offer everything else in bulk).

However, it is the perfect place to pick up large indoor and outdoor plants, color pots, native plants, small succulents and cacti. Remember to take cash (plus coins for entrance and parking, $6 per car and $2 per person) and be strategic: scan the factory vendors before settling on purchases and returning, otherwise you may be disappointed to find a better place. Deal elsewhere. If you’re looking for a bargain, this is the best place to buy plants in Brisbane.

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