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 was jointly managed by Coolum District Coast Care Group Inc. and ECOllaboration Ltd (previously Maroochy Waterwatch Inc.) until 1st February 2020 when the nursery came of age and became officially incorporated.

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 entirely 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 Tim Lang.

Tim has passion for connecting with place and people through gardening and has a genuine gift in imparting his knowledge to empower others. He has extensive experience in horticulture, land management and community development.  

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

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