About Us

PlantNet® Australia is a Queensland based company with a national focus. We are not a nursery but have nurseries that propagate products that are exclusive to our PlantNet brand. We have nursery members based all around Australia.

 

Our focus is to provide you, the home gardener, with the latest, best quality plant and tree varieties possible. Our nurseries specialise in producing a range of dwarf fruit trees and ornamentals that are perfectly suited to growing in small spaces or in pots. These varieties are exclusive to the PlantNet wholesale nursery network.

 

You can buy all of our trees from a range of retail nurseries in your state but we also offer some of the more popular varieties each winter through our online shop (sold as bare root fruit trees). We also sell blueberry plants and pest control products all year round from the shop. This is great way for you to guarantee you will get the tree or product you so desperately want with the bonus of having them delivered direct to your door!

 

PlantNet is a small dedicated team focused on providing the best plants possible to home gardeners and in addition ensuring we provide information to home gardeners on how to grow our products.

The faces behind the brand

Mark Dann

 

As the PlantNet horticulture marketing co-ordinator, Mark has 36 years’ experience in the horticulture industry, owned and operated his own orcharding business and continues to grow and test any PlantNet varieties he can get his hands on. Mark also works closely with all the PlantNet nurseries who are licensed to propagate PlantNet products, providing product information and marketing and promotional support. He also continues to work in the commercial fruit growing sector assisting to commercialise new varieties with fruit growers from the ANFIC stable.  If you call the PlantNet office, it is Mark who will most likely be solving all your plant enquiries!

Dr Gavin Porter

As CEO of the Australian Nurserymen’s Fruit Improvement Company (ANFIC) and Horticulture Fresh Australia (t/a PlantNet), Gavin has over 36 years of experience in the horticulture industry. His experience in fruit production and research has been gained through practical involvement in stone fruit breeding. Gavin works to identify new varieties that can be added to the ever expanding range of exclusive PlantNet varieties.

Liz Cox

Liz is the ANFIC Office Manager responsible for keeping the office wheels spinning! Liz is a trained agricultural scientist with considerable experience in agriculture industry policy and project management. Amongst other things, Liz helps manage the PlantNet website (feedback welcomed!), processes tree orders, and is probably the first person you’ll speak to when you call the PlantNet office.

PlantNet® nursery members

We have four independent nursery businesses across Australia producing PlantNet products. As wholesale nurseries they all supply products to both retail garden nurseries and commercial fruit growers.

 

Balhannah Nurseries

Charleston, South Australia

Servicing- SA, VIC, NSW

JFT Nurseries

Monbulk, Victoria

Servicing- VIC, NSW, SA, WA, QLD

Narromine Transplants

Narromine, NSW

Servicing- NSW (Blueberries only)

Olea Nurseries

Manjimup, Western Australia

Servicing- WA

Sattva Nursery

Bul Buln, Victoria

Servicing- VIC