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Local Groups

  • Geelong Botanic Gardens

(03) 5227 0379

Botanic Gardens, City of Greater Geelong,
PO Box 104, Geelong VIC 3220. 

Staff are willing to help with plant and disease identification 



Seed Companies

      Birdland Organic Seeds

        Run by one of our members, this is a great place to get locally adapted, organic, open pollinated seeds.

        Ben has his seeds for sale at our meetings, and also a number of other places around Geelong.

      The Lost Seed 

 PO Box 3092 BEMBOKA NSW 2550  

ph: (02) 6493 0486                  

Has a selection of very rare vegetables, and  a great  free download of sow what when chart


      Eden Seeds      

M.S. 905, Lower Beechmont 4211      

(07) 5533 1107                

Lots of information botanical and taste


     New Gippsland Seeds and Bulbs        

Lower Beechmont 4211                  

An enormous range of plants and seeds


       Diggers                  Fantastic company become a member and help them in their work, they have two sites, St Erith (nr Daylesford) and Heronswood (Mornington Peninsula) and when you become a member you get sent out a free magazine / newsletter

Heronswood        105 Latrobe Parade, Dromana, 3936 Melways map 159 C9     Fax (03) 5987 2398 Shop: (03) 5984 7321. Dining: (03) 5984 7318                                  SPRING FLOWER FESTIVAL: 1st-4th November 2008

St Erth      Simmons Reef Road, Blackwood, 3458 Melways map 609(or 909) E11         Ph: (03) 5368 6514. Cafe ph: (03) 5368 6520 Fax (03) 5368 6818                                     SPRING FESTIVAL: 19th-22nd September 2008


      Phoenix Seeds   

PO Box 207 , Snug, TAS, Australia     

03) 6267 9663    Only postal                

Very unusual seeds.


     The Italian Gardener      

Allsun Farm, PO Box 8050, Gundaroo, New South Wales, 2620      (02) 6236 8173    

Italian vegetable seeds



PO Box 1285, TAREE, NSW 2430     

(02) 6551 4240



52 Crystal Waters, M.S. 16, MALENY 4552    Ph: (07) 5494 4676                     Don’t sell many seeds but their website is a fantastic resource for organic gardening and green housekeeping.  Good suppliers of unusual garlic and potatoes


      Select Organic   

M.S 905, Lower Beechmont 4211                              

Organic Seeds


     Nindethana Seed Service Pty Ltd        

PO Box 2121       Albany Western Australia 6331                                          

      Australia  (08) 9844 3533  

Largest suppliers of native seed     


     Cornucopia Seed          

   Cornucopia Seeds and Plants  

PO Box 427 Kerang Vic. 3579           

Ph (03) 5457 1230      


     Royston-Petrie Seeds   

P.O. Box 1152     Mudgee  NSW  2850            Fax: (61) 2 6372 7077             Ph: (61) 2 6372 7800   

      Enormous Basil and tomato range look in herb section   


      Mr Fotheringill's  

15B Walker Street South Windsor NSW 2756           Fax: 02 4577 6892

Telephone: 02 4577 5457      

Yes these seeds are available from most nurseries and supermarkets, but they have a good selection



A seed company since 1743, mostly european varieties



Yates Australia, A divison of Orica Australia Ltd Pty  1800 224 428   ">          

Again these seeds are mostly availible from nurserys and supermarkets

      Street Address: 1 Gow Street, Padstow, NSW 2211 Australia                                     

      Postal Address: Locked Bag 6504, Milperra NSW 1891                                               


      The Gourdfather 

 John Van Tol         PO Box 298  East Maitland. NSW  2323                        Australia 02 4933 6624       

  A resource for gourd lovers


      4 Seasons          

PO Box 369, Tenterfield, NSW2372                                                  


      Atlantic Seeds    

PO Box 8210, Carrum Downs, 3201    Victoria AUSTRALIA                                  

  Giant vegetable seeds ">


      Rangeview Seeds         

PO Box 144    Morayfield, Queensland   4506          PH:754298798  


      Origin Seeds      

formerly King Seeds

 PO Box 3126 ,Bundaberg, QLD,4670

Ph:07 41  302722           Fax:0741594881          ">                                          


      Bay Seed Garden          

PO Box 715, Busselton, WA, 6280      PH:08 9752 2513                                   

Organic Seed Producers. Non-Hybrid and Heritage Seeds of Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers raised organically. List available send 1x45c stamp.


      Earthcare Enterprises   

PO Box 500, Maleny, QLD, 4552         PH:07 5494 4666          

Plants and seeds, mostly bamboo


      Four Seasons Herbs     

PO Box 110 Exeter Tas 7275   0412 721 268                    

A large selection of seed and plants


      Goodman Seeds        

19 Radford Place, Bairnsdale   P.O. Box 91, Bairnsdale, 3875       Fax: (03) 5152 3877Phone: (03) 5152 5988          

Family Run 100% Australian Company, selling mostly older varieties



Heritage and Rare Fruit Nurseries



ph/fax 08 85597264                         Heritage Apple Trees: 50 varieties, giving flavour, delicacy, versatility and long harvest flow (6 months)

Kangaroo Island South Australia                                                    

Cider Apple Trees: A range of English and French true cider varieties. Good acidity, tannins for top quality cider.



c/-  PO Woodbridge TAS 7162

PH (03) 62674430                           

Specialising in heritage apple varieties, 80 at present, and all dwarf trees. Pears, plums, Quinces and Hazel Nuts 



Kangarilla Road, McLaren Flat. SA 5171  (08)   8383 0268



36 Daley's Lane, Geneva via Kyogle NSW 2474

(02) 66 321 441

An amazing selection of fruit trees, if they don’t have it they know who will.      



Local Nurseries


Useful Organisations

Organic Federation of Australia

      PO Box, Oakleigh South, Vic, 3167           1300 657 435    

The peak body promoting, networking and lobbying for the organic movement


 Henry Doubleday Research Assoc of Australia        

PO Box 442, Richmond, NSW 2753           

Promotes organic gardening and farming.  Meetings and seminars, quarterly journal Natural Growing, seed bank, bookshop, library and advisory service


Permaculture Melbourne           

PO Box 3020, Auburn Vic 3123            03 9513 4447             


Australian Community Garden Network

Cultivatating Community Ben Neil 03 9415 6580 


Hawksbury Earthcare Centre

PO Box 442, Richmond, NSW 2753                      

A place for people to gain knowledge and skills in all aspects of sustainable living.  Open the first sat of month.


The Seed  Savers Network

Ph:02 6675 7560       


Useful Websites

 ABC Gardening Australia         


 Nurseries on Line             

A extensive list on where to buy plant material


New Crops and Plant Products at Purdue University        

nformation on unusual vegetables


Australian City Farms and Community Gardens       

  Information on community Gardens


Australian Community Foods         

  Farmers markets, Community gardens and Seed Savers


Bureau of Meteorology      

All things weather


Conservation Volunteers    


Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation      

Kitchen Gardens in Schools


Sustainable Gardening Australia          

A wealth of information



Environmental Centre


Master Composter            

Everything you could ever want to know about composting


How to Compost      

Everything you could ever want to know about composting 2.


Ohioline: Yard and Garden Vegetables        

Information of Vegetables


Rare Fruit Council of Australia   

Information on Fruit


Successful Gardening with Annette MacFarlane