Found in the foothills, Zanthora Nursery in Maida Vale, is a beautifully set out garden centre that the kids won’t mind being dragged along to! Zanthora has been around since I was a child and now I visit with my son, he loves the playground. Zanthora has won the AGIA ‘Best Garden Centre in Australia’ SEVEN times in the last 20+ years.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

The nursery specialises in quality Australian native plants. It’s a very interesting place for gardening enthusiasts to visit, whether to pick up some seedlings, outdoor ornaments or just enjoy a wander and get a little inspiration for your own garden.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

The entrance features a large selection of giftware, much of it is organic, Australian themed, and fair trade and ethically sourced. It’s very difficult to come away without treating yourself to some homewares or toiletries.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

Outside, the nursery is well set out in sections… ground covers, coastal plants, shady plants, herbs and vegetable seedlings, as well as unique Aussie “bush tucker” plants – which I found particularly fascinating, being a foodie. You’re guaranteed to find something unusual at Zanthora. There’s a good range of pots and other garden supplies.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

And so many colourful and unique decorative outdoor features.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

There’s a large, shaded play area/sandpit, with slide, fireman’s pole, giant tyres and a fort.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

There’s plenty of climbing and other fun to keep kids entertained for a while!

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

Little Chef loves to explore the display gardens. They showcase the many plants that are available to buy, as well as providing inspiration for garden design. There’s many different themes including formal, informal, outback and water features.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

There’s even a hunt through the gardens to find seven different sculptures, which LC loved!

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

There’s a dinosaur…

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

Blue tongue lizard…

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

Giant frog and more.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

There’s a sensory element to the gardens too, where you’re encouraged to take in the sights, smells, textures and sounds around you.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

Little ones will be fascinated by their fluffy chooks too!

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

There’s also an indoor plant area, which doubles as a nice place to sit with a cuppa.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

There’s no café, but there is a coffee corner. Here self-serve tea, coffee and water is free. There is also a drinks machine, bottled drinks and cookies available to buy. There are also toilets onsite.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

Your fur babies are welcome at Zanthora, as long as they’re on a leash.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

There’s an area of the nursery dedicated to DIY fairy gardens.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

There are lots of tiny props like duck ponds and letter boxes for children to create their very own magical garden.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

If that’s too girly, perhaps a jungle-like dinosaur garden instead?!

The very friendly staff are also very knowledgeable and happy to help. It’s very difficult to visit Zanthora and come away empty handed. They even have children sized gardening equipment to encourage little green thumbs. Do your garden a favour and visit family owned Zanthora Nursery today.

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

The Details

Address: 155 Watsonia Road, Maida Vale, Perth.
Opening Hours: 9am to 5.30pm, 7 days (except Christmas)
Phone: 9454 6260
Website: www.zanthorrea.com

Zanthora Nursery, Maida Vale

 

About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own blog - The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life. The Chef's Wife LOVES to eat out in our beautiful city and discover new spots to dine. Amanda and Chef love tapas or something a little fancy for date night and with their son "Little Chef" in tow there's plenty of family friendly options too.

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