Dave Rose

Dave was born into the Nursery industry, being the son of John and Penny Rose, who started the nursery back in the early 1970's. Before taking over Sydney Wildflower nursery, he managed Forest Native Nursery, which was the growing nursery of Sydney Wildflower Nursery.  Dave has been around plants all his life and has an incredible knowledge of native plants.

Narelle Happ

Narelles’qualifications include Certificate II and III in Wholesale/Retail Nursery at Ryde TAFE. Started working at Sydney Wildflower Nursery in 2007 and during this time has also completed two workshops in Garden Design with Judith Sleijpen, has extensive work experience in Garden Design and is a qualified Permaculture Designer and Educator with A Garden for Life, Milkwood Permaculture and Wild Rumpus. Narelle has 15 years work experience in Garden Design and is one of the Garden Design consultants at the nursery.

Kath Gadd

Kath started working at the nursery in 2008. She holds a Diploma of Landscape Design, a Certificate III in General Horticulture, a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and has working experience in bush regeneration and a growing knowledge of the indigenous plants of the Illawarra. 
Kath has been working in the garden design industry since 2004 and running her own small Garden Design practice Mallee Design since 2013,
and is one of the Garden Design consultants at the nursery.
She also holds a Permaculture Design Certificate and has a love of chooks and native Bush Food, and a special interest in creating habitat gardens for native wildlife.


Ceratopetalum gummiferum 'Alberys Red' - NSW Christmas Bush

H: 3-4m

W: 2m

Red bracts at Christmas make this a stand out in the garden. Water and feed well while establishing and prune after flowering to maintain a bushy habit. Mulch well for summer heat.