Shire Nursery

About the Shire Nursery

The Shire Nursery grows an extensive range of indigenous plants from locally collected seed for retail sale to the public. The range includes groundcovers, grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees.

The Nursery also stocks a large range of plants from across Australia. These include well-known drought tolerant varieties of grevillea, callistemon, hibiscus, banksia, leptospermum and many more.

Location and directions

The Shire Nursery is located at The Briars between Josephine’s Restaurant and the Eco Living Display Centre.

Follow the directional signs on arrival at The Briars.

Address: 450 Nepean Highway, Mt Martha 3934, Melway reference 145 D11

Opening hours

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00am – 3:30pm.
First Saturday each month: 9:00am – 1:00pm.

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.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Shire Nursery please contact us. 

Free tree giveaway

Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Nursery at The Briars is holding its annual free plant giveaway for Peninsula residents.

Each year the nursery offers residents the opportunity to take home two indigenous plants, FREE of charge! 

The Shire encourages our community to work together to protect and enhance the unique Peninsula landscape we call home - Incorporating indigenous plants in your garden is a great way to start.

All you need is proof of address to pick up two beautiful indigenous tubes from the Nursery and help us celebrate the Peninsula’s unique indigenous flora.

The Shire Nursery also produces beautiful native plants, many of which are grown from locally sourced seed.

Free Plant Giveaway
3 – 5 April and 10 – 12 April
, 9am to 3.30pm 
Saturday 6 April, 9am to 1pm or until stock runs out.  
The Briars, 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha 3934

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)