Nursery Opening Hours
The community nursery is reopening to the public on Tuesday October 27th, by appointment only.
The Nursery will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10.00am to 12.00pm.
After being closed for many months due to Covid-19 restrictions we are happy to announce that our trusted volunteers have returned to tend to the needs of our many native seedlings.
We have a COVID safe plan in place and we will be reopening up to the public from Tuesday October 27th. You will be able to come in and pick native plants to create your Waterwise habitat garden.
Due to COVID restriction we are limited to how many members of the public can attend the nursery at a given time so we have set up a booking system.
Book an Appointment
You must book in to attend the Nursery so we can ensure a COVID safe space for you to pick up your plants.
About the Nursery
The Wollondilly Community Nursery grows a variety of native plants, from grasses and groundcovers to shrubs, vines and shade trees.
Wollondilly Community Nursery is not just a nursery though; it's also a community resource centre where local environmental, conservation and community groups can hold meetings, training days and other events. Organisations such as WIRES, the Wollondilly Garden Club, Wollondilly Regenerators and Propagators and local Landcare groups meet and train there on a regular basis.
The Nursery is home to the Wollondilly Regenerators and Propagators (WRAP). WRAP is open to anyone to join and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Nursery for a productive days work and a chat.
All new Community Nursery Volunteers are fully trained in basic plant propagation, weed control, and seed collecting.
Meet Ron and Robin Davies
Ron and Robin have been part of the Wollondilly Community Nursery since the very beginnings. Watch their story.
Wollondilly Residents Are Entitled to Free Plants
The Community Nursery offers 5 free native plants per quarter, 20 plants per year, to all Wollondilly households. To find out more contact the nursery or drop on in!
Free Sustainability Courses
Have you seen Wollondilly Shire Councils FREE Sustainability courses for residents? Are you interested in plant propagation, composting & worm farming, keeping bees and growing & cooking seasonal vegetables? See our Sustainable Wollondilly page for further details.
Tuesday: 10am - 12pm
Thursday: 10am - 12pm
Council's Community Nursery on (02) 4677 1100 or Email Community Nursery.
Wonga Road, Picton
The Wollondilly Community Nursery began back in 1996 as part of the healing Stonequarry Creek Project. The small nursery was set up on a disused tennis court inside Victoria Park in Picton.
This attracted an initially small but extremely dedicated group of volunteers who propagated local seed for use on the creek project, as well as Council's award-winning roadside reserve strategy. The initiative was enormously successful and as a result the volunteers were rewarded with a new home on Wonga Rd, in mid 2001.
The nursery has since blossomed in both size and output, with over 40,000 plants distributed to various projects every year.
We have a MANDALA garden that was built with the help of volunteers. Local community members can pitch in and help grow heirloom variety vegetables and herbs. The garden was established using organic no dig principles and produces a range of fresh vegetables and herbs for the volunteers to take home.
We have also built a wood fired cob oven which provides baked goods for our volunteer activity days including scones, damper and pizza using fresh herbs and tomatoes from the garden.
To keep the garden growing we have set up a seed bank for storing, producing, collecting and sharing open pollinated heirloom varieties of vegetables and herbs.
Yes, you can collect plants from the Community Nursery. Each resident is entitled to 5 plants per quarter. Proof of residence within the Wollondilly Shire is required to obtain the plants.