dates: 11/5/2019 - 11/24/2019
location: Melbourne-Sydney-North Queensland
description: I will be in Australia from November 5th until the 25th November....longer than usual as I am escorting a Pacific Horticulture Tour which will be great fun for me and hopefully relaxing at the same time! Let me know any plants you need before the 5th or wait until I return! Jo
by Jo O'Connell
From Oct. 2011 issue of Pacific Horticulture
A Santa Barbara based firm specializing in stunning and sustainable landscapes
for a discerning international clientele and commercial interests. Founded in 2004 by California native,
Leland Walmsley, with a mission to bring paradise back to the planet, one gorgeous garden at a time.
Leland is the 1st and only LEED AP and Green Roof / Living Wall Specialist
Landscape Architect on California’s Central Coast.
Thank you to Brian Walters from Castlereagh Australia
who supplied our site with so many of his wonderful photos.
If you would like to see more photos by Brian you can see them at
Seaside Gardens is a retail nursery with 9 small Botanical Gardens
with plants represented from Australia, Asia, California, Mediterranean,
South Africa, South America, Tropical, and Cottage Gardens.
They also have grassland and wetlands represented. They sell many plants
from our growing grounds and will take special orders.
Their website address is www.Seaside-Gardens.com
3700 Via Real Carpenteria CA 93013
Bamboo Pipeline is a plant broker who supply our plants to landscape projects throughout Southern California and the Bay Area.
Bamboo Pipeline YARD (Wholesale Only)
331 Wood Road
Camarillo CA 93010
(805) 764 2600 Phone
(805) 764 2626 Fax
El Nativo Growers (Wholesale Only)
200 S. Peckam
Azusa CA 91702
Telephone: (626) 969 8449
San Marcos Growers (Wholesale Only)
125 South San Marcos Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Australian Outback plantation is wholesale nursery in Arizona
specializing in Eucalyptus & Melaleucas and other Australian shrubs.
Visit his website for a list of retail nurseries in Arizona that
supply his plants. He also ships some mail order.
Southern California Nursery Plants is a wonderful online resource
for learning more about plants, nurseries, and gardening in the Southland.
The California Protea Association is mainly for commercial cut flower
growers. However, they also have very helpful information for enthusiasts
wanting to grow Proteas and where they can be purchased as either
plants or cut flowers.
California Protea Management is owned by Ben Gill who offers his
experience and knowlege to growers wanting to grow Proteas on a
An Australian website that has some great information although many of
the cultivars listed are not readily available in the US.
Formally known as Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants, Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) is an informative website for Australian Plants Enthusiasts.
Maurits has been invaluable in helping understand cold tolerances of many Australian plants growing in Holland.
Yes - Australian Native Plants in Holland! Be sure to check out some of Maurtis' wonderful photos!
This looks like a facinating place to visit if you are interested in
Cycads and find yourself in the Northern Territory, Australia.
This is an Australian website with listings of most nurseries in
Australia and beyond.
This site in Australia has some additional useful plant information
Good site for mail order in Australia.
This is the website for the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. ACT. Australia
The new Cranborne annex is definitely well worth a visit. It is fabulous!
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens are historically important as the most significant, non-Aboriginal cultural landscape in Queensland
The Gondwana Heritage area provides a glimps at some of the living ancestors of our plant heritage.
Remarkable expanses of unique bushland
Known for the harshness and the stark beauty of its unrelenting landscape,
Australia's arid interior is home to a myriad of unique plants and animals.
The Adelaide Botanic Garden is a historic garden on the Adelaide Plains with a dry Mediterranean climate and alkaline soils. Native and exotic plant collections are displayed including palms, cycads, bromeliads and many spectacular mature trees and shrubs.
If traveling outside of Sydney I can strongly recommend both Mount Annan, annex which is all Australian natives and Mount Tomah which has a wonderful collection of Southern Hemisphere temperate plants.
Heathcote Southern Sydney beaches area NSW
Colo Vale NSW Southern Highlands NSW
Need to send flowers to someone in Australia? Lazy Daisy Florist in Sydney, NSW
specializes in Australian Native flowers and exotics delivered all over Australia.
Wonderful quality and great service.
University of California, Santa Cruz Arboretum has probably the largest collection of mature Australian
plants in the US. They have many rare and unusual plants from all over Australia and is well worth a
visit if you are in the area. Check out their website www2.ucsc.edu/arboretum
The new Australian Botanical Garden at Pierce College was opened in September 2007
and is open to the public 7 days a week. The conditions there are difficult,
therefore plants have been selected for their drought tolerance, hardiness
to high summer temperatures (112F), frost (17F) and their tolerance for heavy clay soils.
This is a new Botanical Garden in the SLO area of California.
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Arcadia has some of the largest Xanthorrhoeas – Grass Trees – you will see in Southern California.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden has a large Mediterranean Section which includes a new upgraded Australian Garden and South African Protea collection.
One of the finest Mediterranean Gardens to visit in California.
Lotusland is a historical 37 acre estate in Santa Barbara
with an Australian Garden around the Visitors Center and car park. It has some beautiful
specimen Banksia seminuda and a wonderful Leptospermum laevigatum arbor.
By Reservation Only
Santa Barbara CA
Laguna Niguel Botanical Reserve has an established Australian Garden worth visiting when next in the area.
Laguna Niguel Botanical Reserve
29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677