Dural Plant Market
Dural Plant Market is a large retail/wholesale nursery supplying landscapers, developers and other businesses in the nursery trade.
Located at Dural in Sydney’s Hills District and set on a scenic 5-acre property with panoramic views to the Blue Mountains, Dural Plant Market is a great location to enjoy the nursery experience.
Dural Plant Market stocks a large range of plants from small (tubs) to very large (advanced and super advanced) specimens. Dural Plant Market specialises in screening and hedging specimens from very small to semi-mature sizes.
If Dural Plant Markets don’t have what you are looking for in stock, they will try to source it for you.
Also featured on the property is the modern Australian cuisine of the Wild Pear Café.
For larger orders or if seeking specialised plants email them first with the details of your requirements.
658 Old Northern Rd, Dural NSW 2158
0414 810 239
Flower Power at Glenhaven
Flower Power at Glenhaven is the largest of Flower Power garden centres on an 11 Acre site. Opened in 1983, Flower Power at Glenhaven offers a full nursery of plants, shrubs, trees as well as a large range of pots and plants in one place, but also a fantastic range of bulk landscaping materials with drive-through collection convenience alongside a home and giftware store.
Flower Power at Glenhaven features include a Landscape Centre, Display Gardens, Gift & Accessory Shop, Furniture Shop, Frankie’s Food Factory, Husqvarna Stockist, Wild Bunch Florist, Children’s Playground, Spacious Car Park, Toilet Facilities and Courtesy Trailer.
609 Old Northern Rd, Glenhaven NSW 2156
(02) 9634 3411
Camellia Grove Nursery
This is the place to shop if you are after Camellias where they offer a huge selection, expertise and display. In addition to Camellia’s they are offer an extensive range of azaleas, rhododendrons and magnolias.
Camellia Grove Nursery opened in 1939 in St Ives. It was established by the late Professor E.G. Waterhouse, who won international recognition for his research with camellias.
Over the six decades the nursery was at St Ives, it earned a fine reputation not only for its quality plants, but as a tourist destination for people from all over the world.
In 2004, the nursery moved to its present location at Glenorie in Sydney’s north-west.
During the flowering season Camellia Grove Nursery cuts and displays Camellia blooms to help in the selection process.
Stock ranges in size from 200mm pots up to 150L bags.
Their website offers all the stock making selections can be made by phone or email. Website has full delivery details.
8 Cattai Ridge Rd, Glenorie NSW 2157
(02) 9652 1200
At Swane’s offers a full range of plants, shrubs, trees with an expertise in roses. Swane’’s staff offer help with plant selection and provide advice for all aspects of plant health and maintenance. Swane’’s range includes Japanese maple roses and camelias as well as citrus and orchid and succulents. Good selection of garden pots and ornaments.
Impressive Rose Garden can be booked for weddings/events.
Swane’s also offers 1 on 1 coaching with a horticulturalist if you have specific issues to solve (pest & disease management, pruning & maintenance, creating garden ‘looks’ or selecting plants for privacy).
490 Galston Rd, Dural NSW 2158
(02) 9651 1322
Glenbrook Village Nursery
Glenbrook Village Nursery is a boutique nursery offering a range of fresh quality plants, pots, gifts/garden ornaments, potting mixes, fertilisers, mulches & more, along with giftware, pots, potting mixes, fertilisers, and friendly helpful advice
Glenbrook Village Nursery is situated in the heart of Glenbrook Village (near train station).
Glenbrook Village Nursery has been family owned & operated since 1984.
20 Ross St, Glenbrook NSW 2773
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Outdoor furniture is not what it used to be. Long gone are the rickety timber settings and faded plastic chairs. Thanks to innovations in surface development, outdoor furniture and fabrics can now be hard to distinguish from their indoor counterparts. Water, UV and mould resistant, they have been engineered to withstand weather conditions while still maintaining their good looks. With summer almost here, we’ve assembled our best 10 outdoor furniture retailers to ensure that when the sun comes out, you’re ready to enjoy your own great outdoors.
Susan and Gordon Tait started their outdoor furniture business in 1992 with a commitment to Australian designed and made outdoor furniture created to withstand local conditions. Thirty years later, they have an enviable reputation for sustainability, offsetting 25 tonnes of carbon dioxide and diverting almost a tonne of soft plastic from landfill each year, as well as continuing to manufacture out of Melbourne. Oh, and their ranges of steel and timber chairs, tables, benches and accessories have a timeless beauty and durability that makes them incredibly desirable.
Another business committed to sustainable practices, Mamagreen furniture is manufactured using materials that are either recycled or can be recycled. More than 90 percent of the teak Mamagreen uses is sourced from old buildings, with the remaining timber from managed plantations. If you’re looking for that resort feel at home, this is the place to go. In fact, their products can be found in hotels around Australia. We love the circular Begonia lounge, which is perfect for hosting friends while, for shade, you can’t go past the flexible Sombrero shade.
This Australian business headed up by Anthony Spon-Smith has been making great strides with its outdoor furniture ranges in recent years. Perhaps more than any other of the leading brands, the outdoor furniture looks and feels like the indoor equivalent, with upholstered seating (designed to get wet and dry off quickly) and chunky timber or stone-look tables and pedestals. Taking inspo from Mediterranean resorts like the French or Italian Riveras, this is one brand worth staying home for.
Founded in 2008 on an ethos of Live Life Well, Cosh Living offers a comprehensive range of products for outdoor use, from pots, tables and chairs, through to outdoor lighting, rugs, daybeds and more. With leading brands such as Manutti, Tribu, Dedon and Coast at their disposal, the look is one of relaxed sophistication, whether it’s a bean bag poolside or an oversized sofa on the deck. With such an extensive range of products, this is one company where a visit to the showroom is useful, to help coordinate your look.
Equally well known for their range of outdoor building supplies such as pavers, walling and pool surfaces, Eco Outdoor’s selection of outdoor furniture is just as popular, thanks to its focus on European styling and durability. Specifically designed for outdoor living, there’s everything from outdoor dining tables and chairs in teak, wicker or aluminium through to lounges, beanbags and umbrellas. With showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, you can drop in and assess the quality for yourself.
Whatever you need to furnish your outdoor space, chances are Satara has it. From lounge chairs and barstools to outdoor rugs and pot stands, this retailer has everything you need to create a comfortable and stylish outdoor space. With showrooms in most capital cities, you can experience the quality for yourself before making a final purchase. Designs range from classic Australian style through to contemporary Euro.
If it’s flexible outdoor furniture with modern lines you’re after, check out the range of sofas, coffee tables and dining suites from GlobeWest. Materials range from teak and aluminium to woven resin and ceramic in contemporary styles suited to a variety of architectural styles. Available direct to trade, the website also has an easy stockist search option to locate your nearest retailer.
There’s a reason why this legendary outdoor furniture supplier has been in business for more than 40 years. Known for its classic, durable outdoor furniture, Cotswold has longstanding associations with brands such as Vincent Sheppard and Fast Outdoor Lifestyle, as well as Cotswold Teak. While their loyal client base loves the classics, including Lloyd Loom and teak Adirondack chairs, this company has continued to evolve and innovate with contemporary ranges designed to stand the test of time.
It’s hard to go past Ikea for knockabout, versatile outdoor furniture that retains a sense of style. If you have an outdoor space to fill, chances are Ikea has the chair, lounge, outdoor table or accessories to fill it. We particularly love the classic moulded frame of the Skarpo chair (pictured) but could be persuaded by the highback woven Hogsten chair. For smaller spaces, the Torparo is a great shelf or mini table you can attach to the railing or fence.
This largely online furniture retailer initially sought to provide adaptable, compact furniture for the apartment market in Singapore. As it turns out, it’s a great fit for the Australian market too, as backyards and balcony spaces decrease in size. The range of dining and lounge suites is classic, with slimline armrests and legs. Colours are limited to greys and beiges but could easily be brightened up with accent cushions if that’s your style.
How do I choose the right outdoor dining setting for me?
While many of the same principles apply whether you’re dining indoors or out, the big difference is the weather. Outdoor furniture can take a beating if it is exposed to UV and rain for extended periods of time, so your choice will depend on whether your furniture will at least have some covering or will most likely be completely in the elements. Aluminium furniture can be a great option because it is lightweight and easy to move around, while teak ages to silver grey when left in the sun. If space is a factor, folding or stackable chairs can be useful.
What’s the difference between indoor lounge cushions and the ones on outdoor lounges?
Outdoor cushions are specially designed for the weather conditions, with quick dry foam inserts to allow water to drain away relatively fast. They’re also covered with UV, water and mould resistant fabrics specified for outdoor use. Sunbrella is the market leader for outdoor fabrics in Australia and uses solution dyed acrylic to create fabrics that are almost indiscernible from their indoor equivalents. Interior designers have been known to specify high quality outdoor fabrics for use in high traffic indoor spaces, such as family and rumpus rooms.
I have an outdoor space I want to furnish. Should I choose a lounge suite or a dining setting?
It’s really a lifestyle decision here. If you enjoy entertaining friends regularly, a dining setting might be the most useful option. In some homes, outdoor dining might also provide a bit more room to move, making it a great option for hosting bigger groups. However, if you already have an indoor dining setting facing onto the outdoor space, there’s not much point doubling up. An outdoor lounge can create a flexible space for casual relaxation, or somewhere to sit to enjoy coffee or drinks with friends before or after dinner.
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