About the nursery
The Victorian Alps Nursery produces high quality plants for rehabilitation and restoration projects at all major Victorian alpine resorts, Dinner Plain, Mt Buffalo and the Alpine National Parks and the Kosciuszko National Park.
It propagates a large diversity of alpine and sub-alpine species and will accept orders for tube stock. All plant material for propagation is sourced from the specific areas where the plantings are planned. For instance plants that are grown from Mt Buller material cannot be planted at Mt Hotham. The nursery is guided by the expertise of botanists from the Melbourne herbarium, who decide the range in which a particular species can be planted.
The conditions that the alpine vegetation has adapted to - long cold winters, a short growing season and shallow alpine soil - mean that many alpine species are hard to propagate and very slow growing. The Victorian Alps Nursery uses quality growing media that best suit the growing requirements of alpine plant species. These potting mixes are supplied by Spotswood Holdings, who worked with the Victorian Alps Nursery to develop these very specific media for strong, healthy tube stock.
No order is too large or small for the nursery but due to the time required to grow the plants and the need for site preparation, particularly weed control, all projects, big or small, need thoughtful planning.
If you would like alpine specimens in your garden at home, there are a number of alpine and sub-alpine species that the nursery propagates that will grow very well in lowland gardens.
To find out more about what we do, please click on the links below.