Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld


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


Logan Hotspot Conserved

47 hectares of koala habitat at Bahrs Scrub containing several rare plant species has been acquired by Logan City Council for conservation. Two plant species found on this site were entirely new to science and are now known as the Bahrs Scrub croton (Croton mamillatus) and the Bahrs Scrub devil's needles (Solanum mentiens). The land is also home to the endangered shiny-leaved coondon (Planchonella eerwah), native macadamia trees (Macadamia integrifolia) and is the northernmost record of the small-leaved tamarind (Diploglottis campbellii). About half the area is dry rainforest. Glenn Leiper is co-author of the authoritative guide to SEQld's native plants, Mangroves to Mountains. He says that the Bahrs Scrub/Belivah dry rainforest is one of the best surviving examples of this type and that the area is a real "plant diversity hotspot". Source: Environmental Levy helps secure key Logan green space (October 2019)

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


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.


Gold Coast
Mob 0421 175 166

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.


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

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.


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

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


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!


Ellen Grove, Qld
(By Appointment)
Ph: (07) 3278 9332
P.O. Box 4356,
Forest Lake. Qld. 4078
ABN: 63 730 882 262
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.


Ph: (07) 3341 5214
Mob: 0415 115 246
A/H: (07) 3341 3430
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 Image - Bonsai Nursery (Brisbane)
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.


49-51 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd,
Loganholme, Qld 4129
Ph: (07) 3806 1414
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.


Shop Online:

Brisbane store:
Southside Letterbox Shop and Accessories
39 Cavendish Road,
Coorparoo, Qld 4151
Ph: (07) 3397 1966
Mailmaster TM logo
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.

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.


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)
Avenues of Honour - Brisbane City Council Progress (Discusses memorial plantings at Honour Avenue, Yeronga Memorial Park, Graceville Memorial Park, Bulimba Memorial Park) Avenues of Honour

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

Logan's Angle on Myrtle Recovery

The angle-stemmed myrtle (Gossia gonoclada) is one of Queensland's rarest plants. It has only been found growing naturally in Brisbane and Logan, the latter being home to 33 of 73 known individuals. Logan City Council has been active in conservation of this endangered species. Habitats - near the Albert and Logan Rivers - have been mapped and propagation undertaken. To date, 160 new Gossia gonoclada saplings have been planted along these waterways. The council's strategy for the next ten years is outlined in the recently announced City of Logan Gossia gonoclada Recovery Plan 2019-2029. This includes developing cost-effective activities, facilitating community engagement in conservation projects and working with other programs in the region. (September 2019)

Age of Logan Resident Revealed

A blue gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) already recognised as one of Logan's oldest trees has been scientifically dated to about 378 years old. Differences in resistance (indicating the rings) were measured by probing the trunk. The tree has now been officially named "Gandalf". It's located on private property at North Maclean. With the cooperation of other landholders, Logan City Council is hoping to expand its tree age testing program to catalogue historic trees throughout the city. Source: Logan’s Gandalf is a grand old tree (July 2019)

Platypuses in the Albert

Following a reported sighting in 2017, environmental DNA (eDNA) samples were taken from Logan City's Albert River during last year's breeding season. This has established the presence of animals in two sites at Wolffdene and one at Cedar Creek. Small amounts of platypus DNA were found at four other sites. The exact locations will remain secret. Source: Science confirms platypus living in Logan's Albert River (March 2019)

Logan gets more walkable

A shared pedestrian and cycle pathway in Logan Central, connecting Railway Parade and Logan Gardens, is officially open. It features landscaping, seating, shade structures and arbours at both ends. New pathway officially opens (November 2017)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)
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