Our Story

 

Located on six acres, a second-generation family business, The Greenery Garden Centre is a full-service garden centre that stocks an extensive range of beautiful products to enrich your garden and home. We pride ourselves on our wonderful customer service, expertise and high-quality products that includes outdoor furniture, interiors, plants, advanced trees, landscape supplies, water features, pots and planters and so much more!

We are a community here at The Greenery and we hope you will be inspired by our established gardens, friendly staff and let us help you create the garden of your dreams.

We are proud supporters of Cancer Council Victoria, Kew Bears Football Club and Banyule Cricket Club.

 


 Our History

 
Barry and Daryl Teese bought The Greenery Garden Centre, a then failed retail nursery, on its current location on six acres (2.4 hectares) on the Yarra River in Heidelberg, in 1977. 

Barry was a former policeman who had by then become a wholesale and then retail nurseryman and Daryl was a draughtsman. Together they embarked on the long and ongoing process of developing the rundown site into one of the country’s most beautiful and successful retail garden centres. 

The brothers took their cues from research and travel to the best garden centres in the United States and were fuelled by their desire to do everything to the highest possible standard, to stock only quality plants and products and to employ a team of people who shared their vision.

The Greenery opened at a second location in Porter Street Templestowe in 1983 and served that community until closing in 2017. Over the years, The Greenery has won every possible state and national award and accolade and earned the attention of the gardening and lifestyle media. In 2003, Daryl retired and Barry owned and ran the business, working seven days per week and being well known for his early morning starts, until four days before his death at 78 in July 2020. 
 
The Greenery Garden Centre is now a second generation family business. It is owned by Barry’s children and run by one of his daughters. Some of Barry’s grandchildren also work in the business along with a great team of more than 60 people including some who have worked at The Greenery for more than 20 years.