Yarra View Nursery is a social enterprise wholesale nursery located 45 km east of Melbourne. Yarra View Nursery employs in excess of 100 staff with a high proportion having a disability. From the 12 acre site, Yarra View Nursery produces in excess of 1.5 million plants per year.
We are renowned for producing a large range of high quality plants including: Australian natives, hedging lines, ferns, camellia’s, succulents, fuschia’s, bonsai and an exceptional range of tube stock.
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Our experienced representatives call regularly throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area, most of country Victoria, southern New South Wales, Canberra, Adelaide and South Australia. Orders are delivered arriving in the same condition as they left the nursery using Evelyn Transport Company who have grown with the business over the past 10 years.
We support our customers sales in a number of ways including POS material, high quality pictorial labels and specialised packaging to ensure premium in store presentation. This is available to retailers who wish to make a feature display of any of our plants using leading plant transport specialists including Evelyn Transport, Rangeview and Van Berkels.
We work with our customers to provide branding signs for all of our product ranges.
Yarra View Nursery has leading propagation and plant protection facilities along with highly skilled and trained staff allowing it to self propagate in excess of 80% of grown lines. Specialised lines are sourced from leading propagation nurseries and grown on. Our speciality pot sizes are 70mm tubes, 125mm pots, 140mm pots and 180mm pots. YVN has a number of license agreements to produce the newest lines alongside the best of the old to ensure a full range for our customers. Advanced irrigation, water management and fertilisation facilities complete the picture ensuring we produce at the highest quality. Of our 12 acres of production, 50% is fully covered ensuring all year round growing conditions
The nursery has ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for its management systems and is a member of the Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria.
The nursery has accreditation to ship plants into South Australia & Tasmania, and holds accreditation to receive and inspect stock from fire ant declared areas.
YVN is owned by Knoxbrooke Enterprises group of social enterprises and is managed by a team of experienced industry professionals. Knoxbrooke Enterprises also deliver competency based Horticulture industry training at certificate levels 1 and 2. All staff are trained within the company to a high standard of competence including the latest procedures on health and safety.
Knoxbrooke is a not for profit which provides opportunities to people with intellectual or other disabilities. Income from it’s social enterprise operations is used to continue the development of facilities and services to ensure sustainability and continual improvement of training and employment opportunities for people living with a disability.