Knox Environment Society

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."


News and Events


Autumn is the best time of year for planting.

This is the time of year when new seedlings have the best chance of establishing themselves in the garden. After the hot and dry summer, the soil is still warm. But winter brings cold air to the ground, which will stay cold into early spring. If planting later in spring, the new seedlings won’t have time to become established before the heat and dry conditions of the next summer.

Our nursery is currently bursting with tubestock ready to go into the garden right now. Come and visit us to see what’s available for your garden.  We are open Thursdays 10.00am – 4.00pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10.00am – 1.00pm.

The Knox Repair Cafe meets monthly (excluding January) to fix your broken items, stopping them from going to landfill.

No bookings required, just bring along your items for repair!

In 1985, the Knox Environment Society established what is believed to be one of the first indigenous nurseries 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 Environment Society acknowledges the traditional custodians of the foothills of the Corhanwarrabul Ranges; the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation.  We pay our respect to their Elders past and present.

The Knox Environment Society is an inclusive space.  

No matter your gender, orientation, ethnicity, religion, colour, age, level of ability or skillset, you are very welcome in our community. 

Cover Photo by Melissa Allen: Burchardia umbellata - Milkmaids