The Understorey Network

The Understorey Network is a community organisation focused on propagating, preserving and promoting the value of Tasmanian understorey native plants.  Its motto is: ‘Its not the whole story without the understorey.’

The Understorey Network began in 1994 as a volunteer organisation with members growing native plants in their backyards to improve the biodiversity of revegetation sites. The Understorey Network is now operating as a community nursery, run by a group of dedicated volunteers. It can be found at the top end of Tolosa Reserve on Tolosa Street in the northern Hobart suburb of Glenorchy.

Anyone is welcome to come and join us on a Monday, you don’t need horticulture skills – we will show you the ropes!  If you prefer to work from home, we need assistance with seed collecting, graphic design, web-based skills and general administration. If you would like more information or to just make contact please mailto:[email protected]

The nursery grows a range of native Tasmanian plants for Landcare projects and local councils. Native tubestock plants are sold to the general public on Mondays between 9:30am and 2:30pm. Up-to-date information on events such as plant sales and field days can be found on the Understorey Network facebook page

There is also an Understorey Network web site with a useful database on how to propagate Tasmanian native plants and plants suited to different municipalities at

Regular Events:
Plant propagation by volunteers Mondays (except public holidays9.30 to 2.30). Wear appropriate gardening clothes and bring lunch;Workshops and events across Tasmania including at least two Saturday sale days and markets.

Primary Contact:

This information is provided for people to contact member groups about their community Landcare activities. Anyone wishing to distribute information generally to groups should contact Landcare Tasmania with their request.

Name: Amanda Cole
Mobile phone: 0461577624
Email: [email protected]

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