Situated next to Melbourne’s stunning Maribyrnong River is the iconic ‘Poyntons Nursery’. Poyntons established in the 1930s was built over 85 years ago when the river itself played a pivotal role as Melbourne’s West was developed, the river also known as Saltwater River played a major transport route to thousands of workers.
Poyntons Nursery in Essendon spans across 3.5 acres with both city and riverside views. As you enter the magnificent nursery your eyes glance across blooms of colour, exquisite pots, fountains, decorative objects, plants, herbs, and more. As you begin the journey in, you are faced with a choice of different paths, and you realise this is more than just a nursery.
Set on the grounds of Melbourne’s Poyntons Nursery you’ll also discover ‘Poyntons Interiors’, on the ground level, and ‘Outdoor Living’ boutique on level 1, where prestigious and stylish gifts and home décor can be viewed and purchased.
At ‘Outdoor Living’ which happens to be my personal favourite you’ll be greeted by Bernie, Annette, Jenny, or one of the ladies that is part of this gorgeous team. This elegant emporium will fill your senses with scented candles, jewellery, winter coats, scarfs, hats, books, furniture, and utterly unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else.
An Artificial Floristry service is also available at ‘Outdoor Living’, where you can take your own vase or purchase one there, and have a bespoke arrangement carefully curated with you to take home.
As you continue your way through the nursery that is filled with lush foliage and the sounds of trickling water fountains, you will reach ‘The Boulevard Café’, where a seasonal menu or perhaps cake and coffee can be enjoyed.
Poyntons is a must if you haven’t been before. Poyntons Nursery can be enjoyed by all, bringing a world of inspiration and ideas to the indoors and the outdoors with expert advice. Poyntons Nursery wants to help us create beautiful and magical spaces for us to all enjoy at home!
For more information please see https://www.poyntonsnursery.com.au/
Written by Melinda Sullivan
Photography by Sam Tabone