Brisbane Southern Suburbs

and Logan City



This page will bring you garden-related information particularly relevant to plants and gardening on the southside of Brisbane, Logan City, and nearby towns and suburbs. For more about gardening in Qld, check the menu at left or try the Site Search



News

Springwood Conservation Park reopens

Storm-related landslip damage in Springwood Conservation Park (Logan City) has been repaired. New works including a rock wall and drainage improvement has also be undetaken to prevent further problems. Springwood Conservation Park restoration complete (November 2013)

Free fish for ponds in Logan

Logan City residents with ponds or dams can apply to Council for free native fish to assist with mosquito larvae control. More on this and other mosquito control advice at the council website: Pests' abuzz this summer (November 2013)

Scroll down the page to find older news items and community links. If you're involved in gardening on Brisbane's southside and have news to share, please get in touch.



Nurseries, landscape supply, other garden goods & services

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The following advertisers may include online suppliers. For the most up-to-date information on plants in stock, opening hours, prices etc, be sure to visit the seller's website or contact the business directly.

ENDEMIC LANDSCAPES

Gold Coast
Mob 0421 175 166
endemiclandscapes.com.au

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Endemic Landscapes offers complete landscaping solutions, from consultancy and design to quality construction.

Whether small-scale makeover, garden renovation or new landscape, call Nick for a free initial consultation in a language you can understand.

Nick's knowledge of local plants and soils is paramount to ensuring your garden not only looks great on completion but thrives for you to enjoy for many years to come.

Retaining walls, driveways, fencing, irrigation, water features and turf included in the range of residential and commercial services offered. QBCC Licence No 1302629.

Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast and Northern NSW. Visit the WEBSITE for more information.

BALI BY DESIGN

Lot 4, Grassdale Street,
Buccan, Qld, 4207
(visits by appointment)
Ph: (07) 5546 3902
Mob: 0414 329 807
balibydesign.com.au

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Bali by Design can help make your tropical garden dreams come true with hand carved statues, pedestals, lanterns, pots and water features such as hand-carved limestone water walls.

A range of authentic Balinese gazebos are on display, but special designs can be ordered in styles and sizes customised to your individual needs and taste.

Pictures, homewares and jewellery are also available. Many examples of the range can be viewed online at the WEBSITE.

Bali By Design are direct importers, so please phone for an appointment, or to simply discuss your requirements.

WESTERN LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES

Two locations:

Corner of Jennifer St
and Counihan St,
Seventeen Mile Rocks, Qld. 4073
Ph: (07) 3376 7500

Corner of Sherbrook Rd
and Bowhill Rd,
Acacia Ridge, Qld. 4110
Ph: (07) 3372 8380

westernlandscape.com.au

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Western Landscape Supplies offers a wide variety of landscaping products for the homeowner or tradesperson.

Mixes, mulches, composts and fertilisers for the garden. Soil, sand & gravel, including crushed concrete and decorative pebbles.

Range of treated timber for fencing or retaining walls, cement, steel reinforcing products, and much more.

Under New Management from 2007 in two locations. Kelley's Landscape Supplies now incorporated with Western Landscape Supplies.

Home delivery available. For more information, visit the WEBSITE

M & J ELLENGROVE NURSERY

56 Considine Street,
Ellengrove, Qld. 4077
Ph: (07) 3271 2585
Mob: 0412 455 124
M & J Ellengrove Nursery is all about plants, just plants, located in a peaceful country setting just minutes away from Forest Lake and Springfield.

Wide selection of landscaping plants suitable for SE Qld conditions, including tropicals (palms, bromeliads, cordylines, ferns etc) and drought tolerant plants.

Plant package deals offer value and an easy way to buy if you're starting a new garden or renovating an old one. Ask about the starter garden package or the Balinese garden package.

Friendly staff on hand to help new gardeners, while lovers of plants will enjoy exploring the vast range. Under new management since 2006, drop by and see what's new!

THE FRANGIPANI GARDENS

Ellen Grove, Qld
(By Appointment)
Ph: (07) 3278 9332
P.O. Box 4356,
Forest Lake. Qld. 4078
ABN: 63 730 882 262
thefrangipanigardens@ecn.net.au
thefrangipanigardens.com.au
The Frangipani Gardens boast a vast range of Plumeria varieties, in many different colours, collected from across Australia and overseas.

Available as potted plants or cuttings from the nursery at Ellen Grove (near Forest Lake, southwest of Brisbane) or by mail order. Because of state quarantine restrictions we do not currently send plants/cuttings to WA and TAS.

The Nursery is open by appointment only. During your visit, you'll also be able to see trees growing in situ and talk with experienced growers. For more information, visit The Frangipani Gardens WEBSITE.
 
TURNER'S GARDEN CENTRE

473 Miles Platting Road
Rochedale, Qld 4123
Ph: 3341 5214
turnersgardencentre.com.au
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Turner's Garden Centre has been helping gardeners for over 30 years. Friendly, practical advice from horticulturally-trained staff is always on hand.

There's a full range of plants from traditional to trendy, including new-release natives, exotic flowers and lush indoor varieties. Customers will love the range of plant care products, mixes, mulches, pots, planters and organic solutions.

Garden ornaments including animals come in a range of materials and colours to decorate walls or garden. Be tempted by ready-to-go potted plants in funky pots.

Turner's is famous throughout the Brisbane region for its edibles, with more than 400 varieties of fruit trees, vegetables and herbs in stock. Home of the Turner's Lemonade Tree, citrus are a speciality.

For a detailed list of available varieties take a look at the informative website: www.turnersgardencentre.com.au

WOMBAT HORTICULTURAL SERVICES

Ph: (07) 3341 5214
Mob: 0415 115 246
A/H: (07) 3341 3430
Email: caz4156@hotmail.com
Whether you're revamping an established garden or starting from scratch, Wombat Horticultural Services can devise a plant list or garden design to suit local conditions and your needs. With 25 years experience in horticulture, selection of the right plants for your garden is a speciality.

Advice on all garden-related matters. Pest and disease identification and soil testing. Garden cleanups, planting and maintenance can also be organised.

Servicing Brisbane southern and eastern suburbs and Redland Shire. Reasonable rates for all services. Phone Carolyn on 3341 5214 or mobile 0415 115 246 for more information or to arrange an onsite consultation.

BONSAI NURSERY (BRISBANE)

www.bonsainursery.com.au

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If you want to learn bonsai, we can teach you. We have been conducting bonsai courses longer than any other current teachers in Australia, and our Teachers are nationally and internationally registered Bonsai Instructors. Please check our WEBSITE for details of upcoming courses.

We are also suppliers of bonsai pots, tools, books, wire, magazines and accessories at prices far less than you can access anywhere else. We also provide a bonsai repotting service at the Mt. Gravatt Showground. See our WEBSITE for details of these things.

We were formally located at Musgrave Road, Coopers Plains and a prior Moorooka site for a total of 30 Years.

NIELSEN'S NATIVE NURSERY

49-51 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd,
Loganholme, Qld 4129
Ph: (07) 3806 1414
nielsensnativenursery.net
Nielsen's Native Nursery is a family operated business primarily promoting the use of Australian native plants in South East Queensland.

We are fortunate to have an exceptional blend of staff possessing a diverse range of knowledge from propagation and growing right through to the use of plants in your landscape design.

NGIA AGCAS logoFor more information visit our WEBSITE.

Nielsen's Native Nursery is accredited under the Australian Garden Centre Accreditation Scheme.

WATERFORD GARDEN WORLD

85 Waterford Tamborine Road
Waterford, QLD 4133
Ph: 07 3200 5135
Fax : 07 5546 8495
waterfordgardenworld.com.au
Water features are a specialty at Waterford Garden World. Stop by to discuss your needs and get ideas from our display gardens with over 30 running waterfalls and fountains. We can supply a huge range of fountains, pumps, ponds, liners, pebble pools, lighting, artificial rocks and accessories.

We also have a large range of pots, statues and ornaments. We stock general garden needs, giftware, and a wide range of plants including water plants, palms, ferns, natives and hard-to-get plants for keen gardeners.

We offer a huge selection of budget-priced plants grown by us and sold direct to you. For more information, visit the Waterford Garden World WEBSITE

MAILMASTER

Shop Online:
www.mailmaster.biz


Brisbane store:
Southside Letterbox Shop and Accessories
39 Cavendish Road,
Coorparoo, Qld 4151
Ph: (07) 3397 1966
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Mailmaster is Australia's largest online letterbox shop, offering fast and reliable service at competitive prices.

Designs are available in a huge range of styles and colours for residential and commercial properties. Complete your new letterbox with a new house number available from Mailmaster in a variety of styles.

You can also purchase the Mailmaster range from Southside Letterbox Shop and Accessories, Coorparoo, Brisbane.

DAMIAN'S HORTICULTURAL SERVICES

Mob: 0451 060 718
Fax: 3208 2401
Email: snitzys3@bigpond.com
Qualified Horticulturist with 15 years experience in all aspects of horticulture, gardening, pest and diseases, soil nutrition, soil problems and correction.

Lawn installation and maintainence. Sourcing of plants and materials for your garden.

Garden tidy-ups and general gardening problem solving to cater for all budgets is our aim.

Services are available in Logan City area and Brisbane Southside. Simply phone or email to discuss your needs.

For the most up-to-date information on opening hours, items in stock, prices etc, be sure to contact the business directly. The above list may include online retailers and mail order suppliers.

If you operate a nursery, garden centre, landscape supply yard, turf farm or other garden-related business located in Logan or Brisbane south (or servicing that region), why not advertise? Advertising information.

Community


Save Bahrs Scrub Alliance Logan and Albert Conservation Association.
Friends of Oxley Common Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea
Yeronga Memorial Park project Treenet Symposium Proceedings (PDF)
Swamp Tea-tree (Melaleuca irbyana) Forest of South-east Queensland Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government

Please send in your link or news item if you're involved in a gardening club, environmental group, community garden or similar organisation. Nurseries, landscapers, gardeners, mowing contractors and other garden-related businesses operating in Brisbane's southern suburbs are invited to advertise.

Suburbs to be covered on this page include: Acacia Ridge, Algester, Annerley, Archerfield, Bahr's Scrub, Bethania, Boronia Heights, Browns Plains, Calamvale, Camp Hill, Carina Heights, Carindale, Carole Park, Chambers Flat, Coopers Plains, Corinda, Crestmead, Doolandella, Drewvale, Durack, Eagleby, Eight Mile Plains, Ellen Grove, Fairfield, Forest Lake, Greenbank, Greenslopes, Hillcrest, Holland Park, Holmview, Inala, Kingston, Kuraby, Logan Reserve, Loganlea, Macgregor, Mansfield, Marsden, Moorooka, Mt Gravatt, Mt Gravatt East, Mt Warren Park, Munruben, Murrarie, Nathan, Oxley, Pallara, Park Ridge, Park Ridge South, Parkinson, Rochedale, Rochedale South, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Shailer Park, Slacks Creek, Springwood, Stretton, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tanah Marah, Tarragindi, Underwood, Upper Mt Gravatt, Waterford, Waterford West, Willawong, Windaroo, Woodridge, Yatala, Yeronga, Yeerongpilly.


Older news

Locally grown Plant ID app

Griffith University has made its GrowsatGriffith app, originally developed as a teaching tool, available for free to the general public. The app allows users to identify campus plants, which also occur throughout SEQld. More information: Growing interest in Griffith's plant app (June 2013)

Fire ants in Jimboomba

An infestation of fire ants has been identified and destroyed in Jimboomba. This is the most southerly location in the Logan area so far, although they have been found in several other Logan suburbs nearby. Source: Fire ants found in Jimboomba (June 2013)

Slacks Creek Catchment Recovery Project is underway

The project has commenced with a tree planting at Timothy Park. Besides the environmental improvements that stormwater management and revegetation will bring, the rehabilitated waterways should provide a valuable amenity for the local community. Slacks Creek is a tributary of the Logan River. Source: Slacks Creek recovery project launches to the community (March 2013)

Fire ants in Logan Village
Two colonies have been discovered on a development site near the town centre. Media release: Logan Village residents to look out for fire ants (March 2012)

Logan Garden Comp Winners
Logan City Council have announced the winners of the 2011 garden competition: Garden competition comes up roses (October 2011)

Towards a policy on communty gardens in Logan
Logan City Council has released a draft Community Gardens Policy and are asking for feedback from the community. A policy will help the council assess applications for future community gardens in a consistent manner. Residents have until 5th September 2011 to make submissions. More information at the Logan City Council website: Seed sown for community gardens (August 2011)

Logan Garden Competition winners announced
Awards were made in six categories, with "Grand Champion" going to John and Marcia Rivett for the third year. More from Logan City Council here: And the winner is... (October 2010)

Wembley Falls to receive makeover
Wembley Falls at Logan Central is to undergo refurbishment, although the waterfall, which was switched off during the drought, will not be switched back on. Instead, plants in the new landscaping will be chosen to evoke the cascading nature of the original falls. With these and other developments, Logan City Council is certain that Webley Falls will be even more popular for wedding photography than it has been in the past. More information at the Council's website here: Water stops but flowers set to flourish. (April 2010)

Iconic trees to grace Brisbane schools
Junction Park State School is one of fifteen to be gifted a grove of native Brisbane trees including hoop pines and silky oak, as part of Connecting Brisbane celebrations: Junction Park State School plants a piece of history (Brisbane City Council) (August 2009)

Logan Garden Competition 2009
The organisers are reminding Logan gardeners that entries open on 3rd August and will close 24th September. Judging will occur between 5th and 6th of October. The waterwise gardening theme will be continued, but with some new categories including best street and/or neighbourhood. More information from Logan City Council here: Garden Competition blooms again.

Tygum Park plans finalised
Following community consultation, Logan City Council has endorsed the final landscape master plan for Tygum Park. Landscaping willl include improved habitat for flora and fauna around the lagoon. Play areas, cycle paths, and improved facilties for model boat club are among the features local residents will enjoy. Read more: Tygum Park upgrade to progress

Cornubia Forest Park expanding
43 hectares of high biodiversity bushland in Cornubia has been jointly purchased by the Federal Government and the Logan City Council and will be added to Cornubia Forest Park. The $1.2 milion contribution from Logan City Council came from the Environmental Levy paid by ratepayers. Species the bushland is habitat to include koalas, powerful owls and glossy black cockatoos. Read more from the Council here: Council unveils major expansion for Cornubia Forest Park. (April 2009)
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