Rosalie Village Garden Centre: A Garden Paradise in Paddington

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A secret garden that lies at Baroona Road in Rosalie—in the midst of busy restaurants and specialty shops—the Rosalie Village Garden Centre is every plant enthusiasts’ paradise.

Whether you are an experienced gardener, a newbie, or just looking for some greenery to fill your yard, or maybe searching for a nice present for a friend, Rosalie Village Garden Centre is definitely the place to go. The Rosalie Village—a busy suburban shopping and dining destination—is home to this secret garden where you will find rows of plants, fruit trees, flowering shrubs, and succulents. Even garden accessories, pots, and ornaments of varying colours, shapes, and sizes are available here.

A narrow brick pathway sandwiched between two shops leads to this greenery haven. Even if you have zero knowledge in gardening, you’d be happy to know that they have experts to answer all your gardening-related questions.

Rosalie Village Garden Centre was established in 1994 but the centre was originally set up in the late ‘60s and was run by the “Friends of brain injured children” in the ‘70s. From the ‘80s up to the early ‘90s, it was known as Bush Magic, until it was purchased by Margaret Wright and created a specialized cottage garden style nursery. In 2000, Ben Wright bought the Centre from his mother. With his experience in exotics and water gardening, the Centre expanded its offerings enabling it to cater to a wider range of interests.

About Rosalie

Rosalie was a suburb of Brisbane before it became a neighbourhood within Paddington in 1975. Its name is believed to have been derived from the name Rosalie Plains pastoral station owned by pastoralist and politician John Frederick McDougal. Rosalie residents, businesses, and homes have several times been victims of several floods and water damage particularly the 1890, 1975, and 2011 Brisbane Floods.