To all our Members, Volunteers & Public Customers

To assist the Government in the reduction of the spread of COVID-19 and to reduce the risk to our volunteers, staff and customers, Candlebark Community Nursery will be CLOSED until further notice.

We will inform you as soon as we are able to reopen.

Thank you for your support and understanding in these difficult times.

Bernie Heinz – President, Candlebark Committee of Management


Christmas Closure

Candlebark Community Nursery is closed between Christmas and New Year

Close 4.00 pm

Tuesday 24 December 2019

Re-open Monday 6 January 2020

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2020

Please note:  Candlebark Nursery is closed on Sundays during January




                                  TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2019

We apologise for any inconvenience.


Candlebark Community Nursery will be closed over Easter 2019 on the following dates:

Good Friday 19 April 2019

Easter Sunday 21 April 2019

Easter Monday 22 April 2019

We are also closed on ANZAC DAY – Thursday 25 April 2019

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

World Environment Day

World Environment Day – 5th June 2018 – Beat Plastic Pollution

Tuesday, 5th June is World Environment Day and the focus this year is on reducing plastic waste – so as a little part to support this move, we are asking everyone who has bought tube stock from our nursery, to return the tubes to us so that we can recycle them and reduce the amount of plastic we are creating. Check out the video below to inspire you!!!

Melbourne Water Stream Frontage

Melbourne Water Stream Frontage program

If you own land that fronts onto a river or creek, you may be eligible for funding to help you manage the land. The Melbourne Water Stream frontage management program supports work that protects or enhances riverbanks, such as weed control, fencing and planting native vegetation. Candlebark Nursery has worked alongside Melbourne Water and assisted with providing plants for their program over many years. It is wonderful to see how good land management and a focus on revegetation can improve the environment.

The video below is interesting to watch and may be of use to members or friends of Candlebark.

Common Heath – Epacris impressa

Common Heath is flowering – (Epacris impressa)

The Victorian floral emblem, the Common Heath grows in heathland, shrubland or open forest as well as being a great plant for a garden. It is generally a small shrub around half to one metre tall, with small stiff leaves. At Candlebark we have both pink and white flowering forms that flower from late autumn to early spring. It is bird attacking and honeyeaters, particularly the eastern spinebill, feed upon the nectar of the flowers.

Our beautiful pots of Common Heath (Epacris impressa) are in full flower.