Growing and selling Melbourne's local native plants for 30 years.
Community owned & operated in Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield

Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Cooperative - VINC
VINC is still open in accordance with
the advice of the Victorian and Federal Health departments.

We are only accepting card payments and
are practising social / physical distancing measures (Max. 3 customers in retail area).

During this difficult time, we are also offering a contactless pick up / delivery service to our retail customers. We will only be accepting orders by email. Delivery will be available to customers within a 10km radius of VINC and delivery fees start at $15. Delivery is available for purchases over $100. To view a list of our plants, click here for our catalogue. Availability will be advised.
Our tubestock prices start at $3.90 for members and $4.70 for non-members.
Memberships start at $20.

If you would like to place an order for pickup or delivery, please email the following information to info@vinc.net.au:
~ Your name
~ Your contact number
~ The delivery address (if applicable)
~ Extra delivery notes/details eg: 'leave on front porch'
~ The species and quantity of plants that you would like to order
~ If you are interested in also becoming a member
A VINC staff member will then get in touch with you to organise payment and delivery or pickup. At this stage, deliveries will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays only.

We also ask that anyone who has returned from overseas in the last 14 days, or who feels unwell please assist in keeping the community safe by staying at home.

To all of our VINC community - stay safe and happy gardening!

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2020 Trading Hours

Retail:
MONDAY, TUESDAY, FRIDAY, 10 AM TO 3 PM
SATURDAY 10 AM TO 4 PM
CLOSED WEDNESDAY THURSDAY & SUNDAY ALL DAY

Trade: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:15 AM TO 4 PM

Closed: PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
EASTER FRIDAY APRIL 10 2020
EASTER SATURDAY APRIL 11 2020
EASTER MONDAY APRIL 13 2020
ANZAC DAY APRIL 25 2020

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Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Cooperative - VINC

mapVictorian Indigenous Nurseries Co-operative (VINC) is located on picturesque Yarra Bend Road in Fairfield, just 4km north-east of Melbourne CBD, Australia.
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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.

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.
Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Cooperative - VINC
Why Choose Local Indigenous Plants?

Indigenous plants have adapted to our local conditions over thousands of years and are suited to the soil, rainfall and topography. Native plants:
  • attract birds, butterflies and frogs to your garden by providing seed, berries, perching sites and protection;
  • restore wildlife corridors, linking parks, habitat areas, remnant vegetation and flight zones;
  • require less maintenance, less pesticide and less fertilizer;
  • restore the local character of the area;
  • can be used in large and difficult areas, such as school yards and creek frontages to great effect and at low cost using tubestock plants.
Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Cooperative - VINC

Designing With Native Plants

Formal:
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.

Courtyards:
Shade loving lillies, bluebills and daisies can be grown in compact courtyards, creating butterfly gardens or, with a pond, frogscaping.

Cottage:
Dense plantings using colour, texture, foliage and shape, create fascinating cottage garden effects with year round interest.

Natural:
Be inspired by the Australian landscape, and create an informal garden for yourself and the birds.

Mixed:
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.

VINC retail area

Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Cooperative - VINC
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