Willum Warrain Aboriginal Bush Nursery

Willum Willum is a 100% Aboriginal community owned bush nursery specialising in local indigenous plants from the Mornington Peninsula. Still in an establishment phase, we really appreciate the support of friends, allies and clients keen to support our local Aboriginal mob on our journey so far.

You can drop in on Fridays throughout the school term and purchase plants (cash only) – we currently have a limited range of tube stock available as we scale up for Spring. Please see our exciting range of top 5 Deadly Plants (murnong, lomandra, chocolate lily, appleberry, karkalla) in particular.

We seek not to just sell plants but share cultural knowledge – every plant has its own dreaming. Most of the plants we sell are growing on our Koorie Plant Trail and Pun Pun (billabong) area and can be viewed in situ.

With enough warning, we are also able to take larger orders from businesses and agencies seeking to meet Reconciliation Action Plan goals and procurement targets.

Plants are available in various sizes:-

  • standard tube 120mm – $3 *

  • larger tube 150mm – $5

  • pots 140mm – $6

  • larger pots 170mm – $8

*several harder to grow or obtain species are $5

Common Rice-flower; Blue Pincushion; Microseris walteri (yam daisy) – this is the one Aboriginal people ate – often Microseris scapigera is sold instead – it has a more bitter taste.

For full plant list as of June 30, 2021 click here.

Please note, not all the plants listed are presently available but most will be in late Spring/ early Summer.

Every Plant has its own dreaming

New season murnong are appearing at Willum Warrain. Bree took this picture during the week in our Bush Nursery. It is quite magical the way the seed capsule is hoist aloft by the emerging plant. Ancient cycles, our ancestor plants…….