Knox Environment Society


Updated 10/08/2020

  • The KES Indigenous Nursery will be closed for retail sales for the duration of Lockdown Stage 4. If you see our volunteers inside the nursery, please DO NOT try to enter.

  • As per Victorian Government regulations, we are allowed to continue to operate with a COVID Safe Plan. We will be operating on minimal staff in order to keep our plants alive and healthy and to pack orders.


We are accepting plant orders as per the following instructions:

  • Order must consist of a minimum of 30 plants.

  • Your order will be assembled by one of our volunteers and you will be contacted when it is ready.

  • Please pay for your order via direct credit or eftpos on arrival.

  • Orders can be picked up on Wednesday's 1pm – 5pm or Saturday's 9am to 1pm. Please make sure to wear your face mask.

  • If you are unable to pick up during those time, one of our volunteers will arrange contactless delivery options for your order provided that it has been: paid for in advance, is within 5km of the nursery and they the order consists of a minimum of 48 plants.

  • Please see our Plant Orders page for information on how to place your order.

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