Community native nurseries

Inner West Council manages two community native nurseries:

Volunteers at the nurseries use locally sourced seed to propagate local native plant species. The plants are used at Bushcare sites across the Inner West, and in Council’s ecological restoration, parks and streetscapes projects. The nurseries are also open to the public to make plants available for residents to use on their properties.

Local native plants provide habitat for native wildlife. These plants are generally easy to maintain and require less water and care than many non-native plants. Local native plants have adapted to the local area’s climate and other environmental conditions.

Volunteers are essential to the success of both nurseries. Volunteers learn new skills and contribute to nursery operations. Volunteer duties include:

  • Seed collection
  • Seed cleaning and storage
  • Propagation by cuttings and seed sowing
  • Tubing and potting
  • Composting
  • Pest and disease inspections
  • Maintenance of the nursery grounds

If you want to learn more about native species, come along to the Community Nurseries Open Day on Saturday 25 May from 10am to 1pm. Check the details in What's On for Marrickville and Annandale.

To register your interest in volunteering or to find out more email or phone the nurseries supervisor on 0412 435 948.

Click below to view nursery location and opening hours

Marrickville Community Nursery

The Marrickville Community Nursery is located at the Addison Road Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville.

Opening hours for plant sales are every: 

Marrickville nursery WILL BE CLOSED on Saturday 20 July due to unforeseen circumstances

  • Wednesday 10am – 12 noon
  • Saturday 10am – 1pm
  • Sunday 10am – 1pm

Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery

The Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery is located at 22 Wisdom Street, Annandale.  

Normal opening hours are:

Rozelle Nursery WILL BE CLOSED on Wednesday 17 July due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • Wednesdays 9am – 12:30pm
  • Fridays 9am – 12:30pm

To find out about current volunteering opportunities or phone the nurseries supervisor on 0412 435 948.

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Page last updated: 18 Jul 2019