About Us

The Coolum Community Native Nursery was established in November 2005 to grow coastal native and salt tolerant plant species.Due to the early success and growth of the nursery, a new purpose built facility was opened to the public in early 2008.

The nursery is jointly managed by Coolum District Coast Care Group Inc. and Maroochy Waterwatch Inc.

Our nursery is wholly supported by the community and the volunteers who share their time to assist in planting, propagating and collecting seeds.  We rely wholly on plant sales to keep our doors open.

Birdwing Butterfly Vines (Pararstolochia praevenosa) ready for sale

Birdwing Butterfly Vines (Pararistolochia praevenosa) thriving in one of the shadehouses.


Our nursery manager is Fuschia Collard. Fuschia comes to us after eight years with Barung Maleny Nursery. Previously with National Parks and Wildlife at Dorrigo, she has had 14 years’ experience in  environmental work. 

The previous manager, Rory White, wrote interesting articles for local media.  You can view archived articles here