Our Story

Kuranga Native Nursery was established in 1983 at the rear of a garden centre in Ringwood by Evan Clucas and
Leanne Weston.

Evan and Leanne realised the gap in the market and set about creating a nursery which carried a diverse range of rare and unusual varieties
of native flora.

As the business grew so did the facility and in the mid 2000’s Kuranga expanded and a new garden centre opened at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Mt Evelyn.

Since its inception Kuranga was often referred to as a hidden secret by those in the know. Word has spread and hundreds of people visit Kuranga each day to experience and celebrate the wonderful beauty of Australian natives.

Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in Australian natives. The effects of drought, coupled with increasingly hot summers and the introduction of new native varieties is making natives increasingly popular for both home and commercial gardens across Australia.


The Kuranga story continues with a new generation of ownership and Evan’s former apprentice, Ben and
his wife Alexa and their two children.

Our People

We are proud of the people in our business. Kuranga has some of the country’s most experienced and passionate native plant horticulturalists in the industry.

Our Café team is dedicated to producing delicious quality food with hints of bushfood flavours so every visitor can experience the taste of the bush.

We are all passionate about inspiring every visitor to immerse themselves in the Kuranga experience and discover the beauty of what Australian natives can bring to their lives and the lives of the next generation.

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We love talking and writing about natives, sustainability and horticulture wherever possible.


With a passion for sustainability, we were keen to explore how we could further reduce our environmental footprint and costs. Read the case study on Choice Energy Kuranga Native Nursery

“Philosophically it suited our business to move to greener energy. We are ethically driven and being less reliant on coal sits well with us. When we looked at solar all the numbers checked out, which was important to us. We are already seeing sufficient savings which is great. We’ve been happy with the whole process.”
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    Kuranga respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of this land. We pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the history of the region.
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