Knox Environment Society


The KES ndigenous Nursery is temporarily closed

Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the decision has been made to close the nursery to the public for face to face sales.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused but your health and safety is of our primary importance. We will still be taking orders through emails and will arrange for them to be collected. For more information on placing an order, please click here.

At this stage our April working bee and our Autumn Festival are on hold until we know things are OK again.

Current Campaigns

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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.

Cover Photo by Melissa Allen: Burchardia umbellata - Milkmaids