Monday, June 12, 2017

Roraima Nursery Display Garden

Took another trip to Geelong today, and this time we also visited Roraima Nursery in Lara. Since our last visit a couple of months ago, the display garden next to the nursery has opened to the public.

It is amazing!
Gravel paths weave around mounds of earth adorned with large pieces of rock and rusty machinery and planted with cacti, aloes, brachychitons, and other unusual and exotic plants.

All sorts of large vessels become planters.

Such as this huge earth-moving bucket:

Lots of cacti:

I can think of a better way to use these harrow blades, though!

But these braziers look good as plant stands:

The nursery has always been a fascinating place to visit, but this new garden area is much bigger than the nursery.

Entry is a gold coin donation, but we definitely felt we got our money's worth.

It is quite an incredible garden. Worth stopping for a look if you are heading to Geelong.


  1. What a lovely spot to visit--I love all the containers....thanks for sharing hugs, Julierose

  2. I have been past the nursery but never visited it, thanks for the tour.

  3. An amazing mix of rusty stuff and succulents. It looks like it was inspired by a Jules Verne lost world.