Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Co-operative (VINC) is located on picturesque Yarra Bend Road in Fairfield, just 4km north-east of Melbourne CBD, Australia.
VINC has been propagating and supplying local native (indigenous) plants to schools, local government and government agencies, community groups, landscape gardeners and members of the public in the North and inner East of Melbourne since 1985.
Open: MONDAY – FRIDAY 9 AM TO 4 PM
Closed: SATURDAYS FROM 27 December 2014 – 28 February 2015
Closed: PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 9 March 2015
Resume Normal Trading: SATURDAY 7 March 2015 10 AM TO 4 PM
For many years VINC was situated at CERES in Brunswick. VINC is a not for profit co-operative run by a Board of Management, and has both paid staff and volunteers. VINC runs information days, has planting days in Yarra Bend Park, sponsors Friends of VINC Wetlands, and supports a volunteer group in the nursery.
Designing With Native Plants
Many indigenous plants are associated with grazing by wallabies, so can be hedged with dramatic effect in formal gardens. Low borders can be created with daisies and ground covers.
Shade loving lillies, bluebills and daisies can be grown in compact courtyards, creating butterfly gardens or, with a pond, frogscaping.
Dense plantings using colour, texture, foliage and shape, create fascinating cottage garden effects with year round interest.
Be inspired by the Australian landscape, and create an informal garden for yourself and the birds.
Well grown indigenous plants can be a useful addition to a general garden, providing a lower maintenance area, or plants for that difficult area.
Come and visit our comprehensive retail section at Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield, 3078.