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Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published April 6th 2021
A celebration of Australian plants
Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens, Ninderry, Yandina, twenty-one acres, Botanist and Baker Cafe, parking, plant loading bay, tranquil, native bird-loving shrubs, trees, Kangaroo Paw, Grevillea, Grass Trees, superb quality and condition, affordable, forty-nine bird species, fresh pastries, organic sourdough, sausage rolls, Padre coffee, open Wednesday to Saturday, dog friendly, on site toilets, wheelchair friendly
Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens is open to the public!


There is nothing quite like going for a laid-back hinterland drive and discovering that Queensland's original native botanic gardens in Ninderry is once again open, under new ownership and presently (and ongoing) undergoing some dramatic cosmetic changes.

Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens, Ninderry, Yandina, twenty-one acres, Botanist and Baker Cafe, parking, plant loading bay, tranquil, native bird-loving shrubs, trees, Kangaroo Paw, Grevillea, Grass Trees, superb quality and condition, affordable, forty-nine bird species, fresh pastries, organic sourdough, sausage rolls, Padre coffee, open Wednesday to Saturday, dog-friendly, on site toilets, wheelchair friendly
The 'original' Fairhill...


The work-in-progress Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens covers an impressive twenty-one acres of gardens and has now been further enhanced with its own fabulous Botanist & Baker Cafe, ensuring that keen gardeners can browse all the 'natives' at leisure and stop by for a very tasty something to eat and drink before their homeward journey.

Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens, Ninderry, Yandina, twenty-one acres, Botanist and Baker Cafe, parking, plant loading bay, tranquil, native bird-loving shrubs, trees, Kangaroo Paw, Grevillea, Grass Trees, superb quality and condition, affordable, forty-nine bird species, fresh pastries, organic sourdough, sausage rolls, Padre coffee, open Wednesday to Saturday, dog friendly, on site toilets, wheelchair friendly
'Plant Loading Bay'


On arrival at Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens, visitors will be delighted to discover plenty of parking plus a 'Plant Loading Bay', so one can enjoy the tranquil surrounds, knowing that any must-have purchases will be happily waiting, undercover, to be picked up en route home.

Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens, Ninderry, Yandina, twenty-one acres, Botanist and Baker Cafe, parking, plant loading bay, tranquil, native bird-loving shrubs, trees, Kangaroo Paw, Grevillea, Grass Trees, superb quality and condition, affordable, forty-nine bird species, fresh pastries, organic sourdough, sausage rolls, Padre coffee, open Wednesday to Saturday, dog friendly, on site toilets, wheelchair friendly
Beautifully laid out ...


Native bird-loving shrubs and trees are in abundance, with everything from Kangaroo Paw to Grevillea to Grass Trees, all beautifully set out, allowing keen garden lovers to admire the diversity of plant life on offer, without ever feeling 'closed in' by other garden lovers! The quality and condition of plants is superb as is the pricing, leaning much more towards the affordable than the over-the-top, which is, of course, a dream for every avid gardener.

Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens, Ninderry, Yandina, twenty-one acres, Botanist and Baker Cafe, parking, plant loading bay, tranquil, native bird-loving shrubs, trees, Kangaroo Paw, Grevillea, Grass Trees, superb quality and condition, affordable, forty-nine bird species, fresh pastries, organic sourdough, sausage rolls, Padre coffee, open Wednesday to Saturday, dog friendly, on site toilets, wheelchair friendly
Grass trees have always been one of my favourites for the garden


A local birdwatching group recently discovered at least forty-nine different species of birds at Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens and whilst we were browsing we could see and hear our feathery friends flitting in and out and all around, proof that this fabulous collection of natives will certainly be an asset in any neighbourhood garden.

Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens, Ninderry, Yandina, twenty-one acres, Botanist and Baker Cafe, parking, plant loading bay, tranquil, native bird-loving shrubs, trees, Kangaroo Paw, Grevillea, Grass Trees, superb quality and condition, affordable, forty-nine bird species, fresh pastries, organic sourdough, sausage rolls, Padre coffee, open Wednesday to Saturday, dog friendly, on site toilets, wheelchair friendly
A yummy variety, grown and baked by hand with love


Before leaving with all your new plants in hand, a pop in at the Fairhill's Botanist & Baker Cafe, should be a high priority. Offering delightfully fresh pastries, organic sourdough and an assortment of yummy sausage rolls (definitely worthy of a return visit) plus a cuppa of very tasty Padre coffee, a visit here is certainly a fitting finale to a fabulous outdoor nursery outing.

Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens, Ninderry, Yandina, twenty-one acres, Botanist and Baker Cafe, parking, plant loading bay, tranquil, native bird-loving shrubs, trees, Kangaroo Paw, Grevillea, Grass Trees, superb quality and condition, affordable, forty-nine bird species, fresh pastries, organic sourdough, sausage rolls, Padre coffee, open Wednesday to Saturday, dog friendly, on site toilets, wheelchair friendly
Plenty of inviting spots to sit and enjoy your surrounds


Sit undercover (great for rain or shine) or grab an umbrella-ed or tree covered spot outside, to enjoy the welcoming tendrils of sunlight, playing a gentle sleep-inducing lyric on sun-touched skin.

Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens, Ninderry, Yandina, twenty-one acres, Botanist and Baker Cafe, parking, plant loading bay, tranquil, native bird-loving shrubs, trees, Kangaroo Paw, Grevillea, Grass Trees, superb quality and condition, affordable, forty-nine bird species, fresh pastries, organic sourdough, sausage rolls, Padre coffee, open Wednesday to Saturday, dog friendly, on site toilets, wheelchair friendly
Pretty plant decor ...


Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens is open every day from Wednesday to Sunday, from 8.00am to 4.00pm, and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please keep an eye on the Fairhill's Facebook page link here for 'special offer' plants and opening times, in case these should vary.

Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens, Ninderry, Yandina, twenty-one acres, Botanist and Baker Cafe, parking, plant loading bay, tranquil, native bird-loving shrubs, trees, Kangaroo Paw, Grevillea, Grass Trees, superb quality and condition, affordable, forty-nine bird species, fresh pastries, organic sourdough, sausage rolls, Padre coffee, open Wednesday to Saturday, dog friendly, on site toilets, wheelchair friendly
Doggy friendly


Did I mention that this newly re-opened local native plant oasis is doggy friendly too? Absolutely furry pals on a leash are very welcome.

On site toilets ensure an unrushed visit and the area that we enjoyed was mainly wheelchair friendly too. Staff on hand were extremely helpful and generous with tips and sharing their gardening know-how.

Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens, Ninderry, Yandina, twenty-one acres, Botanist and Baker Cafe, parking, plant loading bay, tranquil, native bird-loving shrubs, trees, Kangaroo Paw, Grevillea, Grass Trees, superb quality and condition, affordable, forty-nine bird species, fresh pastries, organic sourdough, sausage rolls, Padre coffee, open Wednesday to Saturday, dog friendly, on site toilets, wheelchair friendly
Welcome to Fairhill, an awesome morning or afternoon outing...


An awesome morning or afternoon outing, one that is worthy of any newbie or 'old hand' gardener's bookmark.

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Why? To discover, learn and grow Australian plants
When: Wednesday to Sunday, from 8.00am
Where: 114-132 Fairhill Road, Ninderry (Yandina) QLD 4561
Cost: FREE entry
Your Comment
A delightful location Elaine. With the spread of the plants it would not be crowed when it's crowed.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2300) 35 days ago
work in progress. I look forward to seeing the completed garden...
by Barry (score: 3|2186) 34 days ago
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