Visit the Retail Shop

 Christmas Opening Hours: The Retail Shop will be closed 22nd Dec - 6th Jan inclusive. Following this date the Retail shop will only be open on Sundays throughout January.

Whether you need advice getting your garden through the hottest summer or the wettest winter, we will be happy to help with any questions you might have. We have a plentiful supply of indigenous plants to offer and can give you advice on how to help them flourish.

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary has been in operation for half a century, and in that time we have gained an extraordinary amount of knowledge. Our staff are passionate about what they do and enjoy educating the community on how to best enhance their very own Sanctuary at home.

Indigenous Plants

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary specialises in indigenous plants from Melbourne's north and can help you create your very own indigenous garden at home.

Many of the plants you will find in our retail shop can also be seen growing in their natural environment within the Sanctuary itself. We invite all members of our community to experience this natural habitat and use it as an opportunity for some window-shopping for your newest plant.

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Nesting Boxes

Nesting boxes are artificial hollows that provide a habitat for native animals. They are particularly useful in suburban areas where loss of natural nesting sites is becoming an increasing problem.

By purchasing a nesting box, you can provide habitat for native animals in your garden or local area and aid in their survival by keeping them out of roofs and away from pest animals. LTWS nesting boxes are constructed from environmentally responsible eco-ply and are durable, aesthetically pleasing, easy to install and do not affect the growth of trees they are placed on.

Available Built and in Flat pack

Discounts apply to orders of more than 10 boxes and orders of 50 or more boxes. Please email wildlife@latrobe.edu.au for a quote


Go to Webstore to purchase our range of Nesting Boxes online

Installation Instructions

Great Garden Projects

Other Products

As it has developed, the retail shop now offers a large supply of plants, nesting boxes, art of the Sanctuary, cards, colouring books and a whole lot more.

As we continue to grow, we will soon be offering an array of new products to further enhance the gardens, homes, and community we serve.