Native Plant Nursery

Landscaping & Gardening

As you may be aware it is a condition of use that we only use plant species that are indigenous to Keswick Island.  This means that we, as residents of Keswick Island, cannot introduce new species onto Keswick Island, as outlined in the Keswick Island Design Guidelines & Building Code governed by the Architectural Review Committee.

Please refer to the Keswick Island Approved Plant Species list of  indigenous plants to Keswick Island; thereby approved for use in gardens and landscaping.  Another useful guide for lot owners is the example landscaping plan for single-dwelling lots in the Keswick Island Landscaping Guidelines, which has been developed by landscape architects for Keswick Island.

For further information please contact Keswick Developments.

Keswick Island Nursery

The Keswick Island Nursery stocks plants which are indigenous to Keswick Island, and therefore approved for use on the island.  The nursery is a Keswick Developments funded facility, managed by resident Marian Brooks.  The facility is located near the airstrip, and is open by appointment.  To arrange a time, please contact Brett Curd.

Prices (as at Jan 2013) are:

  • Tubes: $2.00
  • 4” pot: $5.50
  • Bucket: $13.00
  • Bag: $22.00

Purchase of wood chip

Rate is $82.50/m3 incl GST.

About Keswick Island Community

Keswick Island supports a small community that lives and works within the idyllic surrounds of the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage Area. Only a stone’s throw from Mackay, the island is a unique place to call home or to which owners can regularly escape. Learn more about living at

About Keswick Island

Nestled within the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and only 32km off the Mackay coast lies a world of undiscovered treasures. Keswick Island is a natural wonderland – a world of national park and tropical rainforest, fringed by white sands and a coral reef bursting with vibrant marine life. Keswick Island is, no doubt, the most unspoiled of all the populated residential islands of the Whitsundays. Live here, visit here, relax here. Whatever you are looking for, the answer is hidden right here on Keswick, the Treasured Island.