Nursery Opening Hours
The Nursery will open in stages as per current NSW Health regulations as follows.
Open to the public - Thursday 16 December 2021
Opening hours are from 9.00am - 2.00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
About the Nursery
The Robin Davies Wollondilly Community Nursery grows a variety of native plants, from grasses and groundcovers to shrubs, vines and shade trees.
The 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 Sustainadilly Courses and Workshops page for further details.
Council's Community Nursery on (02) 4677 1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wonga Road, Picton
The Robin Davies Wollondilly Community Nursery back in 1996 as part of the healing Stonequarry Creek program. The small nursery was originally set up on a disused tennis court at 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 vegetable garden that was built with and is maintained by our volunteers. Local community members can pitch in and help grow heirloom variety vegetables and herbs. The garden was established using organic no dig gardening principles.
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.