Are you a horticulture business looking for Brisbane’s best wholesale plant nurseries? With minimal online presence, it can be hard to distinguish high quality wholesale suppliers without first making costly mistakes. Or knowing someone in the industry.
Well now you do, us! Advance Plants has been servicing the South-East Queensland corner with indoor plant hire and landscape maintenance for over 40 years. Over this time, we’ve developed relationships with some the best indoor plant suppliers on quality, availability and price. Mostly in Brisbane.
Brisbane’s best wholesale plant nurseries: Why we’re happy to share our list
With plant demand still coming off the boil from COVID lockdowns (2020 saw a rise of 10 per cent in nursery sales), revealing our favourite suppliers may seem counterintuitive. However, we know our industry’s success is mutually dependent. When local retail nurseries do well, people appreciate the knowledge, creativity and effort it takes to create a bespoke plantscape.
When you’ve spent your whole weekend plantscaping your garden or scouring the local nursery for the best deals, you know the value of hiring professionals for larger corporate jobs. Advance Plants design, install and maintain beautiful plantscapes for all kinds of businesses. From shopping centres to five-star hotels, corporate offices, residential body corporates and local restaurants. We deal with all the fuss and all the mess, so you can focus on your core business.
With that in mind, we’re more than happy to share our list of Brisbane’s best wholesale plant nurseries with you.
Tingalpa Wholesale Nursery (Chandler)
Despite its name, Tingalpa Wholesale Nursery is located in Chandler—an outer suburb in Brisbane’s south-east on 111 Sunnydene Rd.
In business for over 20 years, Tingalpa, as we refer to it, sends out weekly emails with indoor stock prices and availability. Led by brothers Stephen and Joel Taylor, they grow everything from ficus to dracaena and aglaonema. As a result, they consistently produce some of the best stock in Brisbane.
Tingalpa is open Monday to Friday, 7 am to 4 pm.
Oxford Park Nursery (Michelton)
Oxford Park’s plant range covers both indoor and outdoor varieties, with a strong focus on quality. Their indoor range includes palms, cycads, succulents and Australian natives.
Oxford Park is open Monday to Thursday, 7 am to 3.30 pm and Friday 7 am to 1 pm.
Nursery Traders (Chandler)
With a network of over 200 growers and suppliers, Nursery Traders offers wholesale customers the “largest range of greenlife product in any single Queensland location.” Located at 100 Tinchborne St in Chandler, Nursery Traders carry high quality indoor and outdoor plant stock, from monstera to anthurim.
You may become an accredited client on the Nursery Traders website. Register before visiting their nursery in person.
Nursery Traders are open Monday to Friday, 7 am to 4 pm and Saturday 8 am to 12 pm.
Queensland Indoor Foliage (Ningi)
With a large variety of seasonal plants, Queensland Indoor Foliage improves people lives by “fostering the love of indoor plants.” Founded by Jack and Joy Drane, QiF has been in business for over 25 year and has now expanded to three locations. Their Brisbane location can be found at 825 Carmody Lane, Ningi.
Queensland Indoor Foliage are open Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 3 pm.
Special mention: Mt Nathan Nursery and Propagation (Clagiraba, Gold Coast)
Family owned and operated, Mt Nathan Wholesale Nursery and Propagation specialises in native and exotic plant stock. Located at 59 Heritage Drive and 38 Clagiraba Road in Clagiraba on the Gold Coast, the Mt Nathan nursery is just 30 minutes south of Brisbane.
With over 200 plant species available, Mt Nathan is also one of the only wholesale nurseries in South-East Queensland that welcomes the public.
Mt Nathan is open Monday to Friday, 7 am to 3 pm.
Special mention: Greenglades Production Nursery (Cootharaba, Noosa)
Finally, we highly recommend our affiliate partner Greenglades Nursery up in the Noosa Everglades at 38 Dandaloo Drive, Cootharaba. Greenglades has an abundant supply of the highest quality plants at industry leading prices. Managed by Luke Duffy, Greenglades also manages Advance Plants’ plant rehabilitation program. The program gives a second life to corporate plant hire removals.
Greenglades indoor plant line includes popular varieties such as ficus and philodendron, gardenia and lilly pillies.
Greenglades is open Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5 pm.
And there you have it! A list of our favourite wholesale plant nurseries we love working with in Brisbane and beyond.