Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Foundation & Friends

Growing Friends' Nursery Plant Sales

'Take your Botanic Gardens home with you'

Find a great range of native, exotic plants, rare, hard-to-find and endangered plants at the Growing Friends' Nurseries. The plants are propagated by the Growing Friends’ volunteers from the living collections in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. 

Our plant prices start from $4.50 for tubestock!


Did you know...? Foundation & Friends’ members receive a discount of 20% or more. Simply show your membership card at the nursery. If you would like to become a member you can join at the nursery or by registering online. 

You can see what is propagated by browsing the Growing Friends' plant list. Please be aware that not all plants listed will be available for sale all through the year. If you are particularly interested in a plant, please ask the friendly volunteers in the nursery for more information. 

You can help to support the conservation efforts of the Botanic Gardens by purchasing rare and endangered plants. Prostanthera densa (see photo) from Nelson Bay is just one example often available for sale.


Upcoming Plant Sales

  • Growing Friends Spring Sale! 10am - 4pm on 10 October 2015, Growing Friends' Nursery in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. 
  • Tomato Festival - 20 & 21 February 2016, the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

** Growing Friends Spring Sale! **
Our Growing Friends Nursery in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney will be open extended hours on Saturday, 10 October from 10am - 4pm for the annual Growing Friends Spring Plant Sale! Find a rare gem for your garden, with a wide range of native and exotic shrubs and perennials, propagated from the living collections across your three botanic gardens.

Special Offer: If you buy 5 standard pots, you'll receive an additional pot of the same size free!


Our Nursery Opening Hours

Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
Located on Mrs Macquaries Road or from inside the site near the Maiden Theatre

Monday to Friday: 11am - 2pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm

We are closed public holidays

Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
Located next to the Visitor Centre

Monday to Sunday: 10am - 2pm

We are closed Christmas Day

 RBG location google map  Annan location google map


For more information


Phone: 02 9231 8182 during business hours, Monday - Friday

If you are interested in becoming a Growing Friend volunteer join Foundation & Friends and fill in the volunteer application form in your welcome pack, or give the office a call! 

Plants for Spring

Begonia 'Concord' 

Begonia 'Concord'
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 Carissa macrocarpa

Carissa macrocarpa
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 Eranthemum pulchellum

Eranthemum pulchellum
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Indigophora australis

Indigofera australis
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Mint Velvet 
Prostanthera densa 
‘Mint Velvet’
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