The Gold Coast’s green-thumb hot-spots

Plant stores, they’re popping up all over the coast and making it a whole lot easier to satisfy even the most devoted plant lover’s obsession.

Check out who’s got the goods when it comes to welcoming greenery into your life.

The Borrowed Nursery
Conservatively crafted, The Borrowed Nursery in Mermaid Beach has been so popular; they’ve branched off and opened a second concept store in Tugun at The Cornerstore.


The Borrowed Nursery

PHOTO: By Melissa Pinn

Not only do they stock the most deliciously abundant greenery to buy and to hire, this beautiful space is also available for art workshops, weddings and party hire.

Green Folk Botany Shop
Plants, trees and pots – oh my! Jam-packed from floor to ceiling, Green Folk Botany Shop in Burleigh is seriously brimming with foliage. From Fiddle Leaf Figs to Monsteras and everything in between, Green Folk is all about, yep you guessed it, green folk! Even the most avid plant-lover can expect to discover rare and unique plants and fall in love all over again.


PHOTO: By Melissa Pinn

Nestled in the industrial arts precinct of Currumbin, Gather has what you need to bring your indoor garden dreams to life. Marvel in awe at everything this micro nursery has to offer, including gorgeous handcrafted pots from local artisans to complement your new plant purchases. Gather’s dried flower bar is also the perfect opportunity to channel your inner florist!


PHOTO: By Melissa Pinn

Instant Jungle Palms Nursery
Spread across 2 acres, Instant Jungle Palms Nursery on Olsen Avenue in Labrador is filled with fernery and foliage for indoors and out. If yours is more of a black thumb than green, don’t despair – on-site horticulturalists are sure to have something you can manage to keep alive including creepers, climbers, cactus and more.

Ross Evans Garden Centre
Located on the northern end of the Gold Coast in Runaway Bay, Ross Evans Garden Centre is a plant lover’s paradise. One visit to this place and you’ll see why. I’m talking 6 acres of lush plants in all their glory. With more plants than you can poke a stick at, their range is pretty phenomenal so set aside a few hours to explore this plant haven.

Kingscliff Nursery
Okay, so it’s not technically on the Gold Coast, but this little beauty is a must-visit for plants of all sorts. Set in the rolling hills of Cudgen, Kingscliff Nursery features a huge selection of coastal and tropical plants for indoors and out. Do yourself a favour and take the drive south, you’ll thank me for it later.

Editor’s Note: This article is for general information and entertainment, and is the expressed opinion of the author and not a paid advertisement. Be sure to check current addresses, opening hours and contact information directly with the venue/service in advance of any booking/purchase.