VINC grows plants locally indigenous to the north, east and west of Melbourne. We grow over 220 species of trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers. Most of our plants are grown as tubestock for the revegetation industry.
Indigenous plants are plants that have grown in our local area for tens of thousands of years or longer. These plants have evolved and adapted to our local climate and soils. While indigenous plants come from local areas, "native" plants are from anywhere in Australia.
As we grow wild plants, seed is not always available and germination can be unpredictable. The majority of our plants are available in mid Autumn, but if you are after a specific plant you can always order the plants in advance. As we primarily grow for revegetation, many of our plants are pre-ordered in Spring for supply the following Autumn and Winter.
Yes. We grow over 400,000 plants per year and specialise in growing for revegetation and small - medium landscaping works. Over 200,000 are grown to pre-order by councils and other land managers, however we do grow many plants on speculation and have tens of thousands of plants in stock at any given time.
We do sell a limited range of plants in 140mm pots, however we are primarily a tubestock nursery catering for the revegetation industry. If you are after larger plants for an upcoming project we may be able to grow our plants in larger formats, however this will need to be prearranged.
The majority of our seed is collected from remnant bushland and we do not collect more than we require for our own propagation. However we do sometimes collect seed from our own plants and sell it to the public. Species that we may have seed available are some of the native grasses, and tuberous lilies and daisies such as Chocolate Lilies, Yam Daisies and Bulbine Lilies. As our plants seed over summer the best time to enquire is Autumn.