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Heritage Tour September 2019

Heritage Tours at Yarralumla Nursery

This great heritage tour is an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the oldest operating Government Nursery in Australia. It includes entry to the Yarralumla Nursery’s seed bank which dates back to 1948 and contains the details of every seed and plant we have acquired over the years.

You will learn about our unique history and current operations, such as:

  • Coordinating the supply of bulbs and annuals for Floriade
  • Providing the Plant Issue Scheme since 1930
  • Growing cool climate plants
  • Propagation of rare and endangered plants including the Gallipoli Lone Pine in partnership with the Australian War Memorial

When: 10am to 11:30am, 10 October 2019

Where: Yarralumla Nursery, Weston Park

Cost: $11 per person

Contact: Eventbrite

The Yarralumla Nursery Heritage Tour is now on Eventbrite, which can be accessed through:

How to get there:

Yarralumla Nursery Map

A Review of the Benefits of Biochar and Proposed Trials

Biochar is a type of charcoal produced by heating biomass under oxygen limited conditions (pyrolysis or gasification). In April 2019 the ACT Government engaged AECOM to undertake a literature review of the status of agronomic biochars. Further AECOM, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, was to develop proposals to evaluate the potential costs and benefits of a sewage solids and woody-biomass derived biochar in ACT conditions. You can read the full literature review and report here.

Yarralumla Nursery's Centenary Carpet

The Centenary Carpet (Myporum parvifolium) was created by the Yarralumla Nursery for its 100th anniversary. The plant is perfect for Canberra's harsh climate and is a superb addition for any garden.

It is a fast growing, hardy plant that produces white, star-like flowers in Spring. It is ideal as a groundcover and serves as a physical barrier to weeds. It will grow in a variety of soil types and has a low water requirement. Fertilise as required for best results.

Spread: 1.5 - 2 metres
Height: 5 - 10 centimetres
Position: Full sun/part shade
Flowering: Spring/Summer

The plant will be available from all registered retail nurseries and garden centres across Canberra.

Contact Details for Yarralumla Nursery

Regular Opening Hours

Monday to Friday:
7.30 am to 4 pm

Saturday/Sunday/public holidays:


Banks Street
Yarralumla ACT 2600

Contact Numbers

Phone: 02 6207 2447


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