I have many memories of visiting garden centres as a child with my mum and brother. They were wonderlands really, like visiting a wild garden except with a fence and a gift shop with lots of things we weren’t allowed to touch.
Last weekend delivered a bunch of greeting cards and 2021 calendars to Zanthorrea Nursery with my own kids and was reminded of just how lovely it is to visit, so I thought I would give you three very good reasons to drive out there this weekend.
1. Inspiring landscape design
Come for the plants and gifts, stay for the sculptures, frog pond and glorious garden. Zanthorrea’s garden designers have done an incredible job - wandering round the grounds is really inspiring (I would say it is calming but recall I am there with my kids…!).
It’s one thing to read a book or even watch Gardening Australia for information, but actually seeing – for real life - what can be done with different spaces, and just how particular plants will fill up your garden is so valuable. The gardens at Zanthorrea makes me want to frantically dig up my grass verge and fill it with natives.
Zanthorrea Nursery is located on 155 Watsonia Rd Maida Vale WA 6057 and open from 9am until 5.30pm. Have you been recently? Planning to go? Let me know!