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New raised metal benches for the polyhouse Native seedlings in the polyhouse

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Propagating seedlings



Lane Cove Community Nursery


Join our friendly group of volunteers and help grow local native plants for Bushcare, community and Council projects. Guided by knowledgeable staff, volunteers at the Community Nursery help propagate over 10,000 seedlings each year! Nursery activities include cleaning and sowing seeds, potting up seedlings, nursery maintenance and bush regeneration in the adjacent Stoney Gully.

If you are new to the Nursery, please RSVP your intention to visit, or for more information contact Council's Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579 or


The opening hours for the Community Nursery are:


  • Each Friday between 10.30am and 3.30pm


Weekend workshops and activities (see schedule below):

  • 1st Saturday of the month, 9:00am - 12:00pm


Community Nursery Weekend Activities 2018

Growing Native Wildflowers
Saturday 1 September, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Celebrate spring by learning to grow some of Lane Cove's most beautiful wildflowers from cuttings. Apply your new skills at home to grow Grevillea and other flowering shrubs for your garden.

Propagating for Butterflies
Saturday 4 November, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
Discover which plants attract butterflies and practice various techniques for growing these plants yourself!

Seed Collection Field Trip
Saturday 1 December, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Book online
From delicate grass seeds to hard woody fruits, come and learn about collecting seed from native plants on a local bushwalk.


The Lane Cove Community Nursery and Eco garden is located via a short bush walk from the car park in Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove West. Disabled access only is available from Banksia Close, as parking in this area is limited.


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Council's Community Nursery was established in 2005 as part of Council's Sustainability Action Plan, Think Global Act Local. On site there is a propagation nursery, Bushcare site and Eco garden. The nursery has a undercover propagation area and shed, polyhouses, rainwater tank and a shade house.  

The Lane Cove Community Nursery and Eco garden opened in June 2005 and  has been funded by a number of grants and programs including.

  • “Our Environment - it's a living thing" a State Government program - initial set up costs.
  • Lane Cove Council Sustainability Levy - benches in the polyhouse and plant dispatch area in 2011
  • Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society - A Federal Grant under the Envirofund program to work towards the regeneration and revegetation of the nursery's surrounding bushland area, Stoney Gully / Eco garden group. 

​If you like the outdoors and would like to learn more about sustainable gardening, indigenous plants or bushcare, then get involved in Lane Cove Community Nursery!

Gardening information for residents

For more information, phone the Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579 or email