The Finniss Catchment Group has been operating a community nursery for the past 3 years. Initially we worked from  the Nursery in Clayton in 2009 until  a suitable site was found at Finniss where work began in October 2010.

The nursery site has been developed in a disused cow shed solely by FCG volunteers with a Development Grant from the Lakes Community Nursery Network.

The FCG nursery has propagated:


10,000 plants

10 species


12,000 plants

20 species


11,000 plants

over 30 local species

These plants are grown under contract to the Goolwa to Wellington LAP Revegetation Project and used in the lower Finniss River riparian zone.  Additional plants are grown for local projects and the Catchment Groups weeding work on the River.

Currently, volunteers meet on Tuesdays from 9-12pm and Wednesdays from 2-5pm with some Saturday mornings by arrangement when the nursery is busy. If you have some time to spare and would like to spend some time with us to improve the local environment we’d love to see you. 

Species List 2011/12




Eucalyptus fasciculosa

Allocasuarina pussilla

Atriplex semibaccata

Eucalyptus Incrassata

Acacia pycnantha

Austrodanthonia caespitosa

Callitris gracillis

Acacia spinecens

Austrostipa elegantissima

Allocasuarina verticillata

Acacia calamifolia

Austrostipa sp.  (trichophylla)


Bursaria spinosa

Billardiaria cymosa


Banksia ornata

Clematis microphylla


Callistemon ragulosus

Cyperus gymnocaulus


Dodonaea viscosa

Dianella brevicaulis


Melaleuca brevifolia

Dianella revoluta


Melaleuca acuminata

Enchylaena tomentosa


Melaleuca uncinata

Ficinia nodosa


Muehlenbeckia florulenta

Gahnia filum


Leptospermum myrsinoides

Juncus kraussii


Olearia ramulosa

Kunzea pomifera


Thomasia petalocaylx

Lomandra leucocephalla


Xanthoria semiplana

Muehlenbeckia gunnii



Poa labillardieri



Schoenoplectus pungens