Books for Sale at the Nursery

This edition updates and extends the previous “revised edition” which was originally published in 2008. It is completely revised with updated plant names, over 250 additional species, and rewritten and expanded plant descriptions incorporating more detail in many cases.

“Mangroves To Mountains” is a 576 page full colour field guide, ideal for identifying the native plants of south-east Queensland and northern NSW and is the most comprehensive for the region. But the area of coverage extends further north and south because many of the plant species covered are not just limited to south-east Queensland.



Rainforest Trees and Shrubs A field guide to their identification” An enlarged and revised Field Guide/key to the identification of rainforest trees and shrubs, from Rockhampton Qld and down through the States of NSW and Victoria. “Rainforest Trees and Shrubs” includes descriptions of 850 species (an increase of 309 from the earlier ‘Red Book’), each with leaf and fruit drawings. Second Edition now available.



A field guide to the rainforest climbers of Victoria, NSW and sub-tropical Queensland using vegetative characters.

Updated Edition now enlarged to also include:-

Rainforests of mainland eastern Australia south of the tropics.
Now covers Rockhampton in Qld to NSW and Victoria.
Species in vine thickets, the drier inland extensions of rainforests.
More marginal, early pioneer and ‘gap’ species.
This latest edition runs to 192 A4 size pages. view book statistics
Botanical names of previously unnamed species (now formally named).
New species “with “phrase names” awaiting scientific description. $40


“Grasses” is an A4 soft cover book with 140 pages featuring 63 native and 45 introduced grass species. Each species has an attractive glossy photograph, making identification easier. Due to the authors and publishers practical experiences, they have included other topics, eg. ‘The Healers’ (plants used for land rehabilitation), ‘The Invaders’, ‘Pasture Grasses’ and ‘Landscaping’.



242 full size images of weeds and 20 of the most invasive weed grasses of the Sunshine Coast. Many are also common to Cooloola, Fraser Island and South-East Qld. Methods of weed control and disposal are described. Written by Joan Heavey and Sonia MacDonald.


This book is intended as a starting point in the study of sedges, rushes and restiads, and is a sister book to Grasses, above.


This is an informative and well produced book describing native plants endemic to Noosa Shire, but it is also relevant to the broader south-east Queensland region.

The Noosa area is home to many different plant communities. This book is divided into ten broad vegetation categories and includes about 500 of the better-known plants.

Each chapter begins with a short description of a plant community and where to find examples of this community within the Noosa Area.

Where species occur in more than one vegetation type, this is noted. Plants are arranged alphabetically within the chapters using botanical names, but with the common names included, where known. $45

Aus Stingless Bees

This detailed, easy-to-read book guides you through all aspects of the hobby — from understanding the inner workings of your nest to caring for your own stingless bee or ‘sugarbag’ colony.

It covers the basic beekeeping techniques used in Australia today, but also features John Klumpp’s own unique designs for hives and hive accessories.


Create more butterflies

This book contains over 250 full colour photos of butterfly lifecycles and caterpillar food plants for 48 different species of butterflies that occur in the south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Thirty-one of the 48 species covered were raised from butterfly eggs laid on host plants grown in a 16 perch (405 sq m) inner suburban garden in Brisbane. All photos are of living animals. Much other information is also covered.



Whether biting ants, brilliantly coloured birds, or tiny marsupial mice, this guide contains many creatures you’re likely to find while living in Brisbane. This new edition of one of Australia’s most successful wildlife guides features 100 extra pages of easy-to-read information and hundreds of brilliant, new full colour photographs. It describes the animals most likely to be encountered by residents and naturalists alike, and is a must-have book for anyone who cares about our wildlife.

$33 Currently out of print

Published by the Queensland Mycological Society, these two glossy reference charts are invaluable aids in identifying the beautiful fungi hiding in our natural lands.

$10 for both

Not a book as such, but an interactive key which includes 1,139 species of rainforest trees, shrubs and climbing plants, from Rockhampton to southern Victoria. Each species has a fact sheet that describes the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers and fruit. The distribution and rainforest type is outlined, and as to whether the species is native or introduced and whether it is listed as rare or threatened in any of the states. Each fact sheet includes line drawings and images of general and detailed features used in the identification process.

The features and states used in the key are described with attached diagrams and with hotlinks to species that show that particular detail.


Descriptions and photographs of 235 native plants of Bribie Island and coastal areas of Moreton Bay Region, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast in South-east Queensland, AUSTRALIA.



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