Verdigris is a specialist fern nursery located in the foothills of the Clyde Mountain Range, about 25km inland from Batemans Bay, NSW. We have an extensive fern collection which we are always looking to expand with rare and unusual plants. We collect and propagate where possible rare and endangered native fern species.
The 2019 Currowan bushfire
On the 22nd of November 2019, the Currowan Bushfire started about 7km from the nursery. Over the following weeks the fire grew to be a monster. It came through our valley three times and burnt practically everything between Moruya to the south and Nowra to the north. While we were unaffected on the first 2 passes, we did not remain unscathed on the third pass. Luckily, our home, sheds and main nursery escaped damage. However, we lost four of our water tanks, and a display garden. We also lost the greenhouse that contained our tropical collection and our baby ferns. Having fixed the immediate power and water issues, we are now back home and able to fill orders.
We offer a wide range of fern species to help satisfy the demands of fern collectors and enthusiasts. We can propagate and supply small quantities of nursery tubestock, as well as larger individual plants. Contact us for more information.
Our main customers are landscapers, retail nurseries and mail order clients. Tell us what your fern needs are, and we will do our best to meet them.
We have a large range of plants available for sale. You can purchase these directly from the website. Go to Available Plants to see what is currently on our benches. Please contact us to finalise any plant sales, as postage is not included in listed prices.
We guarantee our plants will be healthy and in good condition when they arrive. If not, we will happily replace them, free of charge.
We welcome fern enthusiasts to visit us at our property. Please contact us by phone or email to arrange an appointment.