Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


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, the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

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 10 am to 2 pm, Monday to Saturday. The Growing Friends' nursery in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney can be accessed off Mrs Macquaries Road, or follow the signs from the Woolloomooloo Gate, from the Succulent Garden, or via the Foundation & Friends Office.

Spring Plant Sale

On Saturday 11 October Growing Friends' nursery at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney will be holding a special Spring Sale to celebrate the opening of Artisans in the Gardens. The nursery will be open from 10 am until 4 pm on the day.

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Growing Friends Mount Annan plant sales are open every Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm. The nursery is also open to groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. The nursery is located adjacent to the Visitor Centre.

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

Growing Friends plants are sold from the Garden Shop Monday to Friday, 10.15 am to 4.45 pm.

Special Plant Sales

Growing Friends will be out and about in 2014 at the following events:

4-7 September Australian Garden Show, Centennial Park More Information
11-14 September Berry Gardens Festival, Berry
4-12 October Leura Garden Festival, Leura
11 October Artisans in the Gardens & Spring Plant Sale, Sydney

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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'Decker's Select'
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Malpighia coccigera
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Eranthemum pulchellum
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Zieria littoralis
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