Christmas is coming

Christmas on its way!!!

If you are looking for last minute gifts, why not drop into Candlebark. We have beautiful pots ready for a home as well as plant vouchers and Flora of Melbourne books available.

We will be open until Thursday, December 21st and then will be closed until Tuesday, January 2nd 2018

Season’s Greetings to all our customers, members and friends and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Xmas pots for sale

Pruning pots to promote growth



Candlebark Community Nursery will be closed on Tuesday 7th November for Cup Day and will reopen on Wednesday for normal business.

Enjoy the day – whether it be with family and friends or out in the garden.



GREAT NEWS FOR ALL OUR INDIGENOUS GARDENERS – Yes the Candlebark Spring Sale is happening soon.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the nursery during our Spring Sale as our plants, pots and tubes are looking spectacular and we would love to see them planted and growing in the gardens and local area. So check out any parts of your garden that need to be freshened up or replanted and head on down to Candlebark.


Collecting Seed at Candlebark

Party Bags used for Collecting Seed!

At Candlebark Nursery, gauze party bags have a whole different function to normal. Rather than being used to contain lollies, we tie them onto flowering stock plants, wait for a couple of months and then collect the valuable seed which we can then use to propagate new plants. Maybe this is some thing you could do in your garden if you have a plant you are wanting to propagate. We have also used old stockings or tights for the same task but find the party bags are most effective.

Collecting seed


First Seed Cleaning evening a big success.

The first of our seed cleaning nights on Monday 23rd January was a big success with 12 volunteers attending on a very warm evening. There was lots of cleaning, chatting and eating over the 3 hours that people were at Candlebark Nursery. A big thank you for all the help given to us. Our next evening is Tuesday February 21st. If you can join us to help with processing our collection of seed from 6pm through to about 8.30 – 9.00pm, please send us an email or leave a message on our phone. Email address or Phone: 0499 021 315



Seed Cleaning Evenings at Candlebark Nursery


Candlebark Community Nursery

Seed Cleaning Nights Are Coming!

Volunteers, friends and members are invited to come and help Candlebark Nursery clean our seed harvest.

No experience necessary but do bring your glasses if you use them!

Monday 23rd January – 6.00pmBbq-free-barbecue-clipart

Tuesday 21st February- 6.00pm

Wednesday 22nd March- 6.00pm

At the Nursery

BBQ provided

Please let us know if you can make it via email at

or ph: 9727 0594  mob: 0499 021 315


Looking for a plant that looks spectacular and can cover a boring fenceline? Cassinia longifolia is one answer.

Cassinia longifolia – A great shrub for screening and looks spectacular when in flower.

Cassinia longifolia grows from 2 – 4 metres tall and 2 – 3 metres wide. It is fast growing, great for creating a screen, and copes with a bit of sun but will also grow well in the shade. It is a butterfly nectar provider and the flowers can be cut and dried. This shrub likes a good prune after flowering to maintain shape and prevent woodiness.

We have plenty of tubestock of this beautiful plant available at the nursery. Come in and check out what we have.

Beautiful flowers

Beautiful flowers


Seasons Greetings from Candlebark


To all our customers, members, volunteers and friends we wish you a very restful and enjoyable Christmas and New Year time.

Thank you for your support for our nursery throughout the year and we look forward to seeing you in 2017.

We will be closed as of December 22nd and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January.

Christmas baubles
Christmas baubles
Christmas baubles