The Rumbalara Way
What's in a name?
Aboriginal meaning 'At the end of the Rainbow'
Named after the family property 'Rumbalara' - where rainbows regularly grace the skies - Rumbalara Nursery is situated near ancient bora bora rings, and overlooks the stunning peaks of the Glass House Mountains.
Nestled amongst farmlands, our 11 acre property is conveniently located just off the Bruce Highway on the edge of the Sunshine Coast’s fertile hinterland.
Raised in the mud!
Established in the late 1980s as a farm nursery to supply the family’s various vegetable crops, owner Alexander spent his time playing in the muddy fields and working on the family farm. Always with soil under his nails, as a young boy he started a market stall selling seedling strawberry plants at the Caboolture and Yandina Markets.
From seedlings wrapped in newspaper to bulk seedling plugs grown for local farmers, demand for our resilient plants soon saw the nursery commence as a commercial operation, making it official in 1999. With a focus on supplying local farms with high-quality, weather-hardened seedlings grown to local conditions, Rumbalara Nursery became renowned for its hardy stock and ‘no fuss’ attitude.
Overseen by the second generation, with son Alexander at the helm (and with the third generation in training) Rumbalara Nursery continues to expand and build upon its reputation for quality through the implementation of new technologies and techniques, underpinned by good old-fashioned service.
Plant quality and resilience remain tantamount and are the driving force behind all decisions, from sourcing high quality commercial seeds and premium growing media, to purchasing automation to improve manual handling and capacity, to ensuring each and every plant is grown outdoors in readiness to flourish in their new home.
Alongside our long-standing range of seedling plugs traditionally supplied to local produce farms, sits our ever-expanding range of punnets, pots, packs and other containerised retail forms specifically catered to Garden Centre and retail needs.
With this diversification in product offerings, Rumbalara Nursery and its dedicated team of employees now supply high-quality seedling products to produce farms, independent garden centres and co-operatives, community groups, schools and Councils throughout Queensland.
Our vision for the future
In the ever-increasing finessing of our range (totalling over 400 varieties) we continue to be nimble in response to customer demand, market trends, and to honour our vision of blending automation with hand-crafted people power to deliver the most resilient, market-ready plants grown in Nature's elements to succeed for farmers and home-gardeners alike.
With our eyes set firmly on the future, Rumbalara Nursery continues to look for better ways to produce, improve, and expand our products and operations, whilst never compromising our traditional values of ‘quality, flexibility and accessibility for independents’.