Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

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Growing Friends' Plant Sales

Take your Botanic Gardens home with you.

Find a great range of native and exotic plants, including many rare and hard-to-find plants, at our Growing Friends' nurseries. Plants are propagated by the Growing Friends’ volunteers, from the living collections at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.

See our Growing Friends' plant list for commonly available plants, including brief notes on caring for the plants. Please note not all plants listed will be available for sale at all times. Most plants are sold as tubestock and all at excellent prices, with discounts for Foundation & Friends' members.

Support the conservation efforts of the Gardens with Growing Friends!

Prostanthera densa 'Mint Velvet' is the latest addition from the commercial production unit based at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. This wonderful initiative aims to help promote and conserve the beautiful flora of New South Wales through the propagation and release of wild sourced native plants.

Prostanthera densa 'Mint Velvet' is a rare and endangered NSW species originating from Gan Gan Hill, Nelson Bay. It has pale mauve flowers with white and organse markings from October to December. It has aromatic foliage and commonly grows to around 1m high.

You can help conserve this endangered species by planting it in your garden! Prostanthera densa is now available for purchase from the Growing Friends' nursery at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Growing Friends sales are open Monday-Friday, 11 am to 2 pm and Saturday, 10 am-2 pm. The Growing Friends' nursery in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney can be accessed off Mrs Macquaries Road, or follow the signs from the Garden Shop.

Tomato Festival Sydney 2015 - Grow it, show it. celebrate it! The Royal Botanic Garden will host the Tomato Festival Sydney on Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 February 2015. Enjoy delicious food, fascinating walks, talks, workshops and cooking masterclasses! Put your palate to the test and be a judge for the best variety. You can also enter your own home grown beauties, sauces and chutneys in one of the festival competitions! To get you prepared for this amazing event Growing Friends have a range of heirloom tomatos in stock at the nursery. From Black Cherry, Green Grape and Anana Snoir there is a unique variety to suit every purpose. Get in quick - seedlings are ready now!

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Growing Friends plant sales are available seven days a week from the Garden Visitor Centre.  The nursery will be open 10.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday, and 10.00 to 3.00pm, Saturday and Sunday. Membership discounts apply on presentation of a current membership card. The nursery is located adjacent to the Visitor Centre.

More Information


Phone: 9231 8182 during business hours.

If you are interested in becoming a Growing Friend volunteer join the Foundation & Friends and fill in the volunteer application form.

Plants of the Season 

Mint Velvet
Prostanthera densa ‘Mint Velvet’
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Eranthemum pulchellum
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'Decker's Select'
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Malpighia coccigera
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