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: ferns, camellias, fuchsias, bonsai, natives and tube stock. Yarra View Nursery plants can also be purchased directly from our Home of Garden Lovers nursery located at 136 York Road Mount Evelyn.
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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. This is available to retailers who wish to make a feature display of any of our plants . Catalogues are a regular feature of our brands with 5 new catalogues currently released..
We work with our customers to provide branding signs for all of our product ranges.
The Company produces some 90% of its seedlings in its own propagation facilities. The nursery runs some of the most up to date facilities using a combination of fogging and misting to propagate the plants. YVN has license agreements for a number of products so that the newest lines and the best of the old are available for it’s customers.
YVN have completed a major development of the remaining land on it’s site as well as a complete upgrade of it’s facilities allowing it to almost double it’s output.
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 Incorporated and managed by a team of experienced industry professionals. Knoxbrooke Incorporated 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 its business operations are used to provide further opportunities for this group of people.