Knox Environment Society

KES Nursery - Summer Closure

The final open day of KES Indigenous Nursery for 2022 will be December 18th and will re-open on February 2nd 2023.

Thank you to all of our volunteers, customers and anyone who have supported us in 2022, we wish you all happy holidays and we will will see you in the new year!

Current Campaigns

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 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.

KES 40th Anniversary Celebrations

What's On

Have Your Say - Reusable Feminine Hygiene Products

Have you heard of and/or do you use reusable sanitary products?

They are a great way to reduce your impact on the planet and there are lots of different options for every body and flow.

In Australia, approximately 660 million disposable nappies/diapers, and sanitary and incontinence products go to landfill each year. These products account for between 5 and 15 percent of all household waste sent to landfill.

Weather you use reusable or disposable, please assist Knox City Council and 6 other local councils by sharing your experience with sanitary/incontinence products in a survey which is part of a feasibility study for local government reusable sanitary and incontinence programs.

The study hops to better understand how local government can help reduce the volume of disposable sanitary and incontinence products sent to landfill and find ways to encourage cost-effective and environmentally friendly sanitary and incontinence product choices.

Fill out the survey here:

Interested in reusable options? Check our Here & There Makers in Boronia for locally made feminine hygiene products.

Knox Nature Discovery Passport

Grab your copy of the Knox Nature Discovery Passport and head on out to 50 of the best bushland reserves in Knox!

How to join in on the fun:

1. Head out to your local Eastern Regional Library, visit the KES Nursery or head to the Knox Council Civic Centre and grab your Passport.

2. Flip through and pick somewhere that looks fun!

3. Grab the kids and/or your friends and head out to explore somewhere new!

4. Fill out the passport as you go. What did you see? What did you love about the reserve? How did it make you feel?

It's that simple! But wait! There's more!

20 of the locations have hidden Geocache's for your to find! Inside each Geocache is a unique stamp to mark off that location in your Passport. For every 5 stamps you collect, you get fee plants from us! You could collect up to 36 plants by visiting all 20 of the reserves!

Download the free Geocaching app and look for Geocahse's marked KNDP.

The pest part is, this isn't just a school holiday event, so why not visit a different reserve every weekend, that's a whole year of things to do!

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

To book, please visit the KRC Facebook page.

Check out our Calendar for more events!

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.

Cover Photo by Melissa Allen: Burchardia umbellata - Milkmaids