Winter in the Nursery & Garden

Where We Are

The nursery & garden is situated on a high plateau (around 1000 metres above sea level) on the dividing range between Cooma & the South Coast. It is a relatively high rainfall area with significant coastal influence but still very cold. Winter temperatures of minus 12 degrees C. are commonplace! The plants grown are selected & acclimatised to handle these sorts of conditions. We regard Canberra as a significantly warmer than our area!!

We are approximately 30 minutes drive east from Cooma, approximately 90 minutes drive from Canberra & a bit over 1 hour south from Braidwood.

There is a wonderful one day driving loop from Canberra, travelling south on the Monaro Highway to Cooma, then east through Numeralla to Countegany (where we are). After a few hours enjoying the nursery & garden, you then travel north through magnificant wet schlerophyll forest (skirting the Deua & Wadbilliga National Parks) glimpsing wonderful views both east & west of rugged mountain country. A short stop at Snowball mountain on a clear day will be rewarded with views of the ocean in the east & the snow in the west from the one viewing site!! On, northward, down the escarpment & into the headwaters of the Shoalhaven River you then travel along the Shoalhaven to historic Braidwood. Great food & coffee stops abound. From there travel westward on the Kings Highway, through Bungendore & back to Canberra.

There are other scenic drives from the South Coast, from Goulburn & from Sydney.

The snow is about 90 minutes drive away - we make regular day trips skiing in winter.

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We Grow What We Sell


At Tablelands Trees & Shrubs, we grow what we sell. We provide a huge range of plants from larger deciduous & evergreen trees, through a broad spectrum of flowering & foliage shrubs to all the lovely little flowering alpines, perennials & groundcovers.  You can expect a full range of plants suitable, not only for our area, but for all cooler regions of Eastern Australia including Alpine, Southern, Central or Northern Tablelands & even areas of high country in Tasmania, Victoria & Queensland.

So, whether you're gardening in Benalla, Corryong, CoomaJindabyne, Bowral, Blue Mountains, Canberra,Yass, Murrumbateman, Armidale, Inverell, Toowoomba or even the Atherton Tablelands, a visit to our site & our nursery would be well worth the trip.

Our Garden


We love our garden!!!!

Originally developed from open pasture over 30 years ago, it has matured into a beautiful environment to be enjoyed by all ages. The original trees are now dominating the landscape & providing shade & shelter for the whole area. Whatever the weather - summer or winter there is always a nook around providing an enjoyable place to be.

Originally used as a place to source stock for the nursery, the gardens now boast a myriad of plant varieties, suitable for all places in an cold climate garden. These plants are identifiable in the garden & most are available from the nursery depending on the season. You can see a plant, can see where it grows best & see what it will grow into before you purchase it.

Our training & expertise in landscaping has allowed us to keep on top of developments in that industry & to try some of these in our garden. We have many examples of such technology, including extensive stonework, gabion technology & a garden wall featuring many types of succulents.

The garden is open regularly with the Australian Open Garden Scheme (http://www.opengarden.org.au/regions/nsw_act_calendar.html& at this time all plants are labelled in the garden along with where the plant is available for sale in the nursery. You can find something you like & then find & buy it in the nursery.

You are welcome to drop in but you need to contact us for an appointment. (We may be off skiing!!!!) When we are skiing overseas we use www.holidayphone.com & you can phone us on our mobile at no extra charge to you or us!!