Plants

The Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shires have habitats that are coastal, wetland, hinterland and bushland.

Indigenous plant species have adapted to local environmental conditions.

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Volunteers

We are all Volunteers.

New members are always welcome. No prior experience required.

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Activities

We harvest seed from local indigenous plants and store them in our Seed Bank.

We propagate plants from our seed stock and supply local property owners and community groups.

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Orders

For our 2020 Tubestock Sale – click here

Our Nursery grow plants from the seed that we collect or have in our Seed Bank store.

The plants that we propagate are listed here.

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Testimonials

Restoring native (indigenous) plant habitat is vital to preserving biodiversity. Thank you WSBN for your commitment to this goal within the Bass Coast Shire and surrounds.

Brian Martin. Team Leader, Bass Coast Parks & Reserves, Parks Victoria. April 2020

The State Coal Mine is the only historic underground coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere. Indigenous plants from WSBN have been used to revegetate site areas, so that visitors can enjoy a journey back in time and appreciate the indigenous plants of the region, as well as the heritage garden from when the mine was in operation between 1919 and 1947.  

Katherine Kominiarski. Community Engagement Ranger, State Coal Mine, Parks Victoria. April 2020

The Bass Coast Shire Council support the effort by local Volunteers at Wonthaggi Seedbank and Nursery who source local seed, propagate and supply a wide variety of species suited specifically to the Bass Coast Environment.

Diana Whittington. Coordinator Land & Catchment. April 2020

I am writing to thank the Wonthaggi Seed Bank & Nursery for their outstanding customer service. We recently purchased 1600 indigenous coastal plants (tubestock). The staff were extremely helpful and provided detailed information on suitable local species; which was greatly appreciated. We were able to purchase the tubestock online via email, which made the process very quick and easy.

Chris Rankin, Biodiversity Supervisor, South Gippsland Shire Council. June 2020

The South Gippsland Conservation Society has been undertaking our own, and broader community revegetation projects for many years, using locally sourced and propagated indigenous plants from the Wonthaggi Seed Bank and Nursery. This vital voluntary community service supporting revegetation across our local region is increasing biodiversity, habitat and climate resilience into the future.

Part of the value of each bushland area is its unique character. Appropriate indigenous species selection suited to a given site is critical for plant survival as well as for maximising biodiversity outcomes.

We highly value the efforts of our local Volunteer organisation with expertise and a passion for propagating indigenous plant species that are vital for the enhancement and long-term survival of our local ecosystems. 

Dave Sutton. Vice-President SGCS. April 2020

Loving my beautiful plants from Wonthaggi Seed Bank and Nursery  They are thriving and look fantastic. WSBN is a great source of healthy indigenous plants. Keep up the good work.

Pam Vance. Inverloch resident. April 2020