Shire (Briars) Nursery

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About the Shire Nursery

The Shire Nursery grows beautiful plants, indigenous to the peninsula as well as a range of native Australian plants, ready for your garden. The talented team collects seed from local species for wholesale and retail sale to the public. The range includes ground covers, grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees.

Opening hours

Open Wednesday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm and the first Saturday of the month 9:00 am  to 1:00 pm. Due to COVID19 there is a limit of 8 customers on site at one time. Phone and email orders are still welcome.    

Phone / email orders available now!

You can order native and indigenous tubestock, 150mm and 250mm potted plants via email or phone.

Please see our plant lists for inspiration:

Download: Nursery 6 inch stock list(PDF, 1MB)

Download: Nursery Indigenous stock list August 2020(PDF, 2MB)

Get in touch with the Nursery team to discuss what's in stock and to order your plants at 5974 8417 or nursery@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Location and directions

The Shire Nursery is located at The Briars in Mt Martha.

Upon entering the Briars, follow the road to the top of the hill.

Address: 450 Nepean Highway, Mt Martha 3934

Contact us

Tel: 5974 8417 or

Email: nursery@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Volunteering at the Nursery:

The Shire Nursery welcomes volunteers with an interest in growing plants and gardening. Volunteering at the Nursery provides an opportunity to build on existing horticultural skills, meet new people and learn about our local flora.

There is a variety of tasks available including propagation, seed cleaning and sorting, planting, potting, weeding. No experience is necessary.

All volunteering opportunities are advertised on the Mornington Peninsula Shire Volunteer page. If you are interested in volunteering at the Shire Nursery please check this page for opportunities. 

Revegetation plant guides:

The Shire has produced 7 regional revegetation guides to assist landowners in identifying local indigenous plants suitable for revegetation and landscaping.

The guides are based on seven geographic regions of the peninsula.

Balcombe Revegetation guide:

Revegetation Guide Region 1 - Balcombe Page 1(PDF, 321KB) 

Revegetation Guide Region 1 - Balcombe Page 2(PDF, 168KB)

Hastings Revegetation guide:

Revegetation Guide Region 2 - Hastings Page 1(PDF, 327KB)

Revegetation Guide Region 2 - Hastings Page 2(PDF, 180KB)

Tuerong Revegetation guide:

Revegetation Guide Region 3 - Tuerong Page 1(PDF, 334KB)

Revegetaton Guide Region 3 - Tuerong Page 2(PDF, 174KB)

Somers Revegetation guide:

Revegetation Guide Region 4 - Somers Page 1(PDF, 282KB)

Revegetation Guide Region 4 - Somers Page 2(PDF, 163KB)

Flinders Revegetation guide:

Revegetation Guide Region 5 - Flinders Page 1(PDF, 328KB)

Revegetation Guide Region 5 - Flinders Page 2(PDF, 175KB)

Rosebud Revegetation guide:

Revegetation Guide Region 6 - Rosebud Page 1(PDF, 352KB)

Revegetation  Guide Region 6 - Rosebud Page 2(PDF, 162KB)

Nepean Revegetation guide: 

Revegetation Guide Region 7 - Nepean Page 1(PDF, 251KB)

Revegetation Guide Region 7 - Nepean Page 2(PDF, 175KB)