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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden & Nursery is a not-for-profit community garden and nursery set on five beautiful acres at the University of Western Sydney campus in Richmond, NSW. Members of the community are welcome to use the gardens and enjoy the farmyard animals and purchase plants from the nursery. The Secret Garden also offers training and educational programs for the whole community in horticulture, permaculture, animal husbandry, vegetable and fruit production and specialised engagement and training opportunities for school children and individuals with a disability. The therapy garden offers a safe, supportive and educational environment where people with mental illness and other disabilities can learn horticultural skills through the "Food for Thought" program. The sale of plants grown in the nursery help finance this successful project. Come along and enjoy the rambling gardens, take your pick of our huge selection of plants, commune with the ducks, chickens, sheep, horse, goats, guinea pigs & miniature donkeys or just enjoy the environment and have a picnic.

Training and Educational Courses at The Secret Garden

There are frequently events and learning opportunities offered at the Secret Garden, these are wide ranging and include mud brick making, sustainability, permaculture, mud brick building, tiny house project, etc. These are in addition to regular fairs, celebrations and other events like the Scarecrow Festival. If you would like to be added to the mailing list or would like more information for these please email

About the plants

  • Wholesale prices to the public
  • Huge range of plants – many unusual – grown the old fashioned way including natives, exotics, herbs, succulents, cottage garden and water wise plants, hedging, grasses, edging and trees
  • Plants ideal for Hawkesbury conditions
  • Quantities for landscape and garden maintenance
  • Propagation service available

Nursery Price List

See our pot displays for other sizes and prices. Prices are subject to change and slight variations depending on plant species

Pot and Tube Size         Price Each     
 8" - 200mm pot  $12
 7" - 175mm pot  $10
 6" - 150mm pot  $8
 5" - 125mm pot  $7
 4" - 100mm pot  $4
 Large tube  $3
 Small tube / veggie seedling  $0.50

Proceeds from plant sales at The Secret Garden & Nursery fund the Food for Thought program for people with mental illness and disabilities. The garden is self-supporting and reliant on plant sales. We receive no recurrent government funding. North West Disability Services who manage the project, are a not-for-profit, community organisation, a Public Benevolent Institution and a Charity. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. All donations in cash, in kind, as goods/services  or volunteering are very welcome and greatly appreciated.

Please visit us when you can:

  • Bring a friend
  • Bring the family
  • Perfect for picnics
  • Great venue for wedding photos

 Look for our The Secret Garden Website