Community Plants

Our goal is to make awesome (and resilient) edible plants easily available to the general community. We can help you source edible perennial greens, herbs, fruit trees and plenty of native edibles too.

To arrange a tray of plants (see list below), please contact us at

Available Trays

  • Edible Perennial Vegetables and Herbs
  • Native Bee Collection
  • Tea Garden Collection
  • Bush Foods for Suburban Gardens
  • Fruiting Plants

Edible Perennial Vegetables and Herbs – the hardiest, most delicious and nutritious for South-East Queensland. Generally includes a selection of 20 plants from Okinawa Spinach, Katuk (Sweetleaf), Brazilian Spinach, Sambung, Mushroom Plant, Kangkong, Lebanese Cress, Mother of Herbs, Perennial Basil, Lagos Spinach, Sweet potato (leaf), Betel Leaf, Lemon Balm, Winged Yams, Yacon, Brahami, Plectranthus Graveolens (Native Basil), Vietnamese Mint, Arrowhead, Canna Edulis (QLD arrowroot), Passionfruit sage, Madagascar Bean, Pigeon Pea, Turmeric, Galangal, Cardamom, Lemon grass and Perennial Spinach. Trays include a Brisbane Edible Gardening Booklet – Guide to Hardy Edible Perennials.

Native bee collection – Plectranthus A, Plectranthus nitidus, Plectranthus H, Hovia, Perennial Basil, Mother of Herbs and Passionfruit Sage (100mm pots).

Tea garden collection – A collection of five seasonally available Lemon Myrtle, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Native River Mint, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Lime Verbena, Valerian and Perennial Basil.

Bush Foods for Suburban Gardens – Antedesma erostra, Geitonoplesium cymosum, Elaeagnus triflora, Diploglottis australis, Diploglottis campbellii, Prostanthera rotundifolia, Eupomatia laurina, Mischarytera lautereriana, Sterculia quadrifida, Plectranthus graveolens, Citrua australasica, Eremophila debilis, Alextryon coriaceus, Mentha australis, Hibiscus heterophyllus and Syzygium fibrosum.

Fruiting Plants – Hardy Edible Fruiting Plants for South-East Queensland. The tray varies seasonally but would generally include a mix of 10 of the following Peanut Butter Bush, Gramichama (Yellow), Elderberry (European), Papaya (Red Paw Paw), Elderberry (Native), Black Sapote, Cherry Guava, Acerola Cherry, Loquat, Soursop, Pitomba, Wampi, Lilly Pilly (Creek), Pepino, Macadamia Nut, Fejoa, Jaboticaba, Curry Bush, Tamarillo, Dragon Fruit and Mulberry.


When we first started our gardens, finding the right plants was tricky (and expensive!). After years of planting and propagation, we have narrowed the species down to about 200 edible perennials that grow well, are productive and require minimal care in our Brisbane climate.

2 responses to “Community Plants”

    • Ours is a private research garden and the insurance costs of conducting tours is prohibitive. However, there is a lovely garden tour by Costa (Gardening Australia) that may be of interest to you. If you haven’t seen it already, Costa from Gardening Australia recently toured our garden. You can find the video at

      Booklets can be bought at Jez’s Seedlings (Inala), Paten Park Native Plant Nursery (The Gap) and The Curious Caravan (Pullenvale). Or from me here in Mount Crosby.
      Otherwise I’d be more than happy to post a copy. Booklets are $9 (plus $2.80 postage). Payment is via bank transfer.

      Please mark the payment with your NAME and ADDRESS.

      BSB: 084-069 Acc: 19-319-3047

      If you are after plants, please get in contact (0427 315 888).

      Thanks again and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! We are definitely here to help.

      Happy Gardening,


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