Paterson Fern Nursery


Paterson Fern Nursery, as the name implies, is a specialist wholesale fern nursery supplying retailers and landscapers throughout NSW.

At Paterson Fern Nursery we carry up to 90 species and our staff are always looking for new varieties which are suitable for indoors and outdoors.

We have added photos of our ferns to aid your identification of ferns on our availability list.

Click here to view our Fern Availability List

We are a wholesale nursery so our customers are other commercial entities: retail nurseries, landscapers, florists.

If you are interested in receiving an availability list, please contact our nursery – 02 4938 5119.

Ferns are an ancient family of plants. Early fern fossils predate the beginning of the Mezozoic era 360 million years ago. They are a good reminder of the adaptability of living things as we face major environmental challenges.

At Paterson Fern Nursery we grow our ferns under a canopy, but do not provide artificial heating, so,it maximizes the options of adaption in your customers environment.

To further increase the chance of survival the following is desirable:

  • Moisture in the soil
  • Moisture in the air
  • Suitable nutrients in the soil
  • Sufficient light for photosynthesis
  • Suitable temperature

There has been a nursery at Duninald since the 1960’s when Sid Reynolds established a Native Tree Nursery, a pioneer in encouraging the planting of native trees.

There has been a vegetable seedling nursery, providing seedlings to the vegetable farmers around Maitland. The Reynolds were pioneers in potted color, before becoming a specialist fern nursery.

Two of our staff members has been with the nursery since its beginnings in the vegetable seedlings.