Knox Environment Society


Updated 06/06/2020

The KES Indigenous Nursery is now back to its normal open hours.

Please note:

  • Hand sanitizer will be made available for your use at the front gate at at the sales desk.
  • For the safety of our volunteers and other customers, please do not visit if you are unwell or have any symptoms.
  • Only 10 customers will be allowed inside the nursery at a time. If you are asked to wait outside, please adhere to social distancing rules.
  • The nursery does not have credit card facilities. We will still accept cash, however if possible, please pay via direct debit on your phone.
  • To assist with speedy sales and reduce contact time at the nursery, please check out our stock list to have an idea of what you want to purchase. For more information on local species, please see our Flora of Knox database.

Current Campaigns

Photo album

Knox Environment Society Objectives

  • To actively promote sustainability within Knox and the wider community;
  • To engage in projects and activities that monitor, protect and enhance the environment;
  • To work with stakeholders including government, the community and business to advance environmental and sustainability policies, programs and practices.

Our motto: "Principle before profit."

KES Indigenous Nursery

In 1985, the Knox Environment Society established what is believed to be one of the first indigenous nursery in Australia. The Indigenous Nursery is completely volunteer run and most of the money the Society earned through plant sales goes back into the community for environmental campaigns and projects, both locally and globally, such as the Sword-grass Brown Butterfly project, local wildlife carers, lobbying for better public transport and donations to other groups striving for similar objectives.

To find out more about what our Nursery volunteers do, please please see our Volunteering at the KES Nursery page.

If you would like to become a volunteer, please see our Membership page.

If you would like to visit us or buy plants, please see our Location and Open Hours.

The Knox Repair Cafe meets at the KES Indigenous Nursery on the second Saturday of each month.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, you must book ahead for a session and spaces are limited. To book, please visit the KRC Facebook page.

Cover Photo by Melissa Allen: Burchardia umbellata - Milkmaids