Post Office Farm Nursery is located in the beautiful Macedon Ranges north west of Melbourne. We specialise in the genus Helleborus having collected and grown them in gradually increasing numbers over the past 25 years.
The owner of Post Office Farm, Peter Leigh began growing Hellebores as a keen amateur collector in the early 1990s. He began importing Hellebore seed from overseas and pretty soon ran out of room in his small Brunswick backyard. After studying Horticulture at NMIT and Burnley he moved onto 20 acres at Ashbourne, near Woodend in 2002. The nursery was established and plant sales began that same year.
There have been a couple of nice media stories on Post Office Farm Nursery in the past few years. Firstly an ABC ‘Gardening Australia’ program which was aired in July 2018, click here to see the story also an article from The Age/Sydney Morning Herald (published July 2018), click here to see. In 2022 the Horti-Culturalists (Stephen Ryan and Matthew Lucas) visited Post Office Farm Nursery over Winter and the result was a very comprehensive look at Hellebores, click here to see.
All of the Hellebores sold by Post Office Farm are grown from our own breeding stock. We have been passionately interested in breeding the best quality seed grown Hellebores since before the Nursery was established. We are constantly seeking to improve our Hellebores by our own breeding work as well as importing both seed and plants from the best overseas growers.
As a production nursery we are not normally open to the public. However, the Nursery is open to the public during our Open Sundays from June to September. Also we sell direct to the public through our website shop from April to September.
Post Office Farm Nursery is registered with The Plant Trust of Australia as the holders of the national Hellebore collection.
We are members of the Nursery and Garden Industry Association of Victoria and are fully accredited under the Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme.