About Us

Allora Gardens Nursery commenced operations in Darwin in 1995, operating initially from an old shed, the remains of a pre-existing nursery left to perish.

Originally Peter and Estelle had not planned on re-opening the old nursery but while cleaning up the site, there were constant queries from the public asking when the nursery would be reopening.  Seeing the high need for a quality retail nursery in Darwin, Estelle with two young children, began potting up palms day and night for months on end and eventually opened Allora Gardens Nursery a year later.

Having no horticultural experience or qualifications, Estelle’s aim was to provide quality products and service to the Darwin home gardeners and the commercial landscaping industry.  This came during a time when the Northern Territory was experiencing an unprecedented building and construction growth period with a rapid increase in population.  

Our business values are enshrined in our business plan and are clearly evident in the organisation's business culture of simply "the way we do things".  These values include:

  • Customer Service - our customers are our number one priority
  • Quality - our number one objective “do it once, do it right”
  • Professionalism - efficient and effective performance by all concerned
  • Environment - minimising waste and reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment
  • Our Team - our people are our number one asset in delivering exemplary customer service

These values permeate everything we do with regard to our relationships with our suppliers, our customers and the broader community.   Allora Gardens Nursery is a member of the following industries:

  • Nursery & Garden Industry Northern Territory
  • Nursery & Garden Industry Australia
  • Northern Territory Farmers Association
  • BNI Top End Chapter
  • Garden Centres Association
  • The Australian Garden Centre Accreditation Scheme
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  • Be included in our regular eNewsletter of hints, tips and tricks for gardening in the tropics

  • Receive "Early Gardeners" specials on plants and products

  • Join our monthly Information Sessions at our Outdoor Garden Cafe

  • Become part of a network of gardeners, sharing information and stories