Bayside Community Nursery in Cheltenham is fast becoming one of those great local community hotspots. Just as the Melbourne CBD boasts some beautiful buildings - and the surrounding beaches and parks nearby the Nursery in Bayside are surely lovely - so too is a public space that celebrates Melburnians from near and far getting into gardening wonderful.
The Nursery has been setup to serve two purposes. First, to provide a growing location for the many plants, grass, and trees that the local Bayside Council uses to maintain parks, green space, and other environmental amenities.
Second, to provide an opportunity for the public to buy plants direct. This is especially great for local green thumbs who may see a tree or plant they like at a local park and wish to buy one for their home.
While it should be noted the park is seasonal for sales (so buying outside of the April-September/October [varies]) may not be possible, within those months there is ample opportunity to buy to your heart's content.
In turn, the opportunity for keen gardeners of all ages to volunteer in the Nursery offers a fantastic chance to dig, plant, and make friends as you do in a wonderful Melbourne nursery.