Greenlink – community plant nursery for biodiversity

Volunteers working at Greenlink Box Hill
Volunteers working at Greenlink Box Hill

GREENLINK produces over 40 000 indigenous plants each year and sells to various organisations, local councils, schools and residents. We welcome visitors and have experienced and knowledgeable staff who are happy to discuss your planting needs. We have established a display garden in the Bushy Creek parklands surrounding the nursery where we’re growing many of the plants we sell so that you can see how they look when they have developed. At the nursery we are passionate about supporting biodiversity in our area. With the support of Whitehorse Council and other community groups we are supplying plants for a new program for Whitehorse, Gardens for Wildlife. After a successful trial this program is now taking off with 50 households signed up this year. Gardens for Wildlife is a free program designed to support local residents to develop gardens which increase biodiversity. For details of how to get involved see the City of Whitehorse webpage:

You will start to see which households have signed up for this program when they display the logo near their letterboxes. In spring this year we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Greenlink’s foundation by Minette Russell-Young in September 1988. We’ve been operating continuously for the past 30 years and continue to make a significant contribution to biodiversity in the City of Whitehorse and beyond. If you have not yet visited us we are located at 41 Wimmera Street, Box Hill North. The nursery is situated just south of Bushy Creek; a popular dog walking and cycling track which connects with the Koonung Creek trail. There is a new children’s playground in the park near us. We are well worth a visit!

Greenlink works in conjunction with staff from the City of Whitehorse Parks and Gardens and stock a wide range of plants indigenous to Whitehorse and surrounding areas. This is a good time of the year to purchase as plants should require little watering to get established. There are plants suitable for every garden including: trees, shrubs, groundcovers, hedges, climbers, grasses, orchids, herbaceous perennials, ferns, pond plants and more. All residents in the City of Whitehorse are entitled each year, upon the purchase of five plants, to get five free. Simply bring along the coupon provided at the back of the Whitehorse Council calendar. Alternatively, most plants are grown as tube stock and sell for $2 per plant. A complete plant list is available on our website: For plant stock enquiries call us on 0479 121 653 (Tues. and Wed. only), or email us at

Run entirely by volunteers, Greenlink is open on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 9am-noon and we’re also open for plant sales on these designated Saturday mornings – 18 August; 15 September and 27 October 2018.

Greenlink Secretary