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Published August 17th 2016
Some unusual plants at this Garden Centre
There are many nurseries around, many of which are large chains - not so Beaufort Garden World. It is a one off and as such I find they have some unusual plants and ideas and are always very knowledgeable and helpful.
I love plants and collect succulents and cacti. To this end, I have visited most of the nurseries particularly North of the river. Beaufort Garden World has always been one of my favourites as it is not fancy but they cram a lot into a medium space and have quality and some unusual plants.
A very small part of the succulent range
This garden centre has been there for many years and was taken over by new owners around January this year. Since then, they have totally re-organised this nursery and made it more "open" and bright. It is still a work in progress and quite a lot of changes have been made.
Beaufort Garden World
They stock the best organic vegetable soils and other soils from Greenlife Soil Company, and their prices are very reasonable.
They also carry a large range of Eden Seeds which are non-Hybrid seeds. This means that once the plant grows, its seeds WILL produce viable seeds whereas ordinary punnets will not. There are also no chemicals involved. The Nursery also stock the traditional punnets though I have found that many Eden Seeds will sprout into lovely healthy herbs and vegetables.
Range of Eden seeds
Also available are many, well priced, unusual garden ornaments. There are quality, rustic pots, as well as the cheaper plain pots.
Quality pots available
There is also a range of bonsai, which is the art of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed varieties of trees and shrubs in shallow pots.
Part of the Bonsai range
I actually went there last week as I needed a present for a party I was going to and after much deliberation, through not knowing what the friend liked in plants, I bought a beautiful succulent priced at $19.99 plus $4.50 for the pot. The one on the left was one I could not resist buying for myself as it is quite an unusual ground cover.
Present in the clay pot
Their range of bromeliads is currently not very large, however, there will be more of many things once their alterations are finished. The ones they DO have are very healthy and ready to go to a new home!
Small range of bromeliads
They have quite a large range of fascinating air plants otherwise known as Tillandsia. These are not native to Australia and are simply grown without any soil. They are attractive and look quite stunning in a glass bowl. Beaufort Garden have both the airplants in packets, as well as some already made up in pots.
There are hundreds of other varieties and styles of plants, trees, shrubs, ground cover, inside plants, soils, mulches, and much more - what you buy is limited only by your imagination and how you will group or place plants in your house and garden.
Many different types of inside and outside plants available
Beaufort Garden World is a good place to start, or to add to an existing garden - some of the varieties they stock are not available at other nurseries. Drop in, and look around for yourself - they are open 7 days.