Candlebark is delighted to announce that we are reopening for retail sales from Monday, 9 November (limited hours).  We will be open Monday to Thursday 9.00 am until 12.00 midday.  If these times do not suit, an appointment can be made by emailing the nursery or telephoning 9727 0594.

Contactless payment by card is the preferred method of payment.

We sincerely thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards

Candlebark Committee of Management


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!!!

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.

“Jararium” – a new idea for indoor plants

“Jararium” – a new idea for indoor plants

Following the segment on Gardening Australia in March (see our Facebook post) about creating “jarariums”, one of our wonderful volunteers has created one using Running Marsh Flower and Milfoil – and it looks great. Of course, we have these and a number of other wetland plants that would be perfect for creating your own ‘jararium’ at home.



Our Wonderful Frog Bog

Candlebark frog finally croaks!

Our frog pond has been a number of months in the making – maybe up to a year, however, the results from the efforts of our volunteers are here for you to hear. Our frog seems to be very happy and we hope that he / she finds a friend soon!

Just newly created.

Growing nicely












If the image below is a black rectangle, if you click on it, it should bring up the video. Enjoy ‘slow TV’ Candlebark style.