Celebrating 35 years of Acorn

Acorn Nursery Salvia 'Kisses and Wishes'

This is a special month for us, we’re celebrating 35 years as Acorn Nursery. We opened as a small nursery on the 1st of March 1985, although there has been a nursery on the site since 1968. From humble beginnings, we expanded and diversified over the years to add the gift shop, Oaks Cafe and […]

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Summer in the Garden

Sasanqua Camellia Tony's Tips

The weather has been all over the place this summer. We had a cool start followed by a lot of rain and a lot of heat. Even with the rain, make sure your plants are getting plenty of water. This is especially important for plants in pots and baskets. Summer is a long way from over […]

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New year. New decade. New plants.

crepe myrtle

Welcome to 2020! We took a couple of days off over the holiday period but we’re back at it and back in the garden. The Oaks Cafe will also be open again from tomorrow. On hot days it’s important to keep both you and your garden hydrated. Give your plants a good drink to keep […]

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The Acorn Gift Guide

And just like that, the end of the year is upon us. We’ve pulled together a few of our favourite things as a little gift guide but this list is certainly not definitive. Our team are here to help you find the perfect gift. With a nursery, cafe and a well-stocked gift shop, there’s something for everyone. […]

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Smell the roses & herbs & lavender…

With the Melbourne Cup public holiday coming up, some might be turning their thoughts to watching a certain horse race but we like to think of it as an opportunity to get a bit more gardening in! There’s a lot going on here at Acorn Nursery, veggies and Summer colour are ready to be planted, […]

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Spring is Heating Up!

We’ve had a few false starts on Spring but the forecast is finally looking to be consistently warming up. That means right now is the time to get into the garden and make things happen! We’re out in the garden planting all kinds of veggies and Summer flowers. It might seem a long way away […]

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Springtime is here!

This is it. This is THE season for gardening. For those of us who hibernated a little too hard over the Winter, this is the time to venture out, feed everything and start planting up Spring and Summer flowers and veggies. For those who stuck it out over the colder months, this is when your […]

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Anticipation and Preparation

Late Winter can seem like a bit of an in-between time in the gardening world. Winter veggies are well and truly established and almost finished up while Spring blooms are almost here but not quite yet. We’ve seen many Magnolia trees around absolutely laden with buds just about ready to burst into magnificent flowers. Other […]

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Reduce plastic with simple swaps

The weather might still be icy but we have now passed the Winter solstice and we are on the way to Spring. There’s plenty to do in the garden so check out Tony’s Tips below. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution […]

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Plenty to do in a Winter garden!

June is the first month of Winter and is the lowest ebb of the annual growing cycle for many plants. Even so, many plants are looking gorgeous at the moment. Camellias, Helleborus, Primulas, Pansies, Poppies and many Natives are flowering beautifully as they love the cooler weather. If your garden doesn’t have something that warms […]

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