Fleming’s Nurseries was founded in the early 1900’s by Eric Fleming who developed his techniques of growing fruit trees with the famous Nobelius family.

By the 1960’s the family business had taken leaps and bounds with Eric’s sons and daughters actively engaged in the bare root production nursery - mostly supplying Australia’s buoyant orchard industry. Celebrating 100 years in 2019, Fleming’s remains a family owned and operated business lead by the third and fourth generation of Fleming’s family members. Fleming’s has evolved over this time to become a multi-faceted operation housing three businesses – Fleming’s Nurseries, Fleming’s Nurseries Queensland (formerly Birdwood Nursery) and Fleming’s Landscapes (incorporating Flow Design Studio).

The Nurseries businesses have evolved significantly since Eric began growing rootstocks in the early days. Today the business comprises four significant nurseries covering all stages of tree production from tissue culture and bare root propagation methods, right through to super advanced trees. We grow fruit, ornamental and native trees and shrubs and most importantly we pride ourselves on our ability to produce consistent, uniform, high quality plants.

Fleming’s Landscapes has also evolved significantly from its inception in the early 2000’s as a tree supply, installation and maintenance business. Today Fleming’s Landscapes is a full service operation supplying commercial and residential landscapes with landscape design and, architecture, project management and complete construction and after care services.

Today the Group employs over 250 staff in Victoria and Queensland. Working closely together, these businesses have the capacity to deliver a service offering unlike anything else available in Australia today, and always with a passion to ensure the best outcomes for urban communities.

We take immense pride in our heritage but look to the future with our eyes wide open and arms held even wider.

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Fleming's History

Fleming’s earliest records show Eric Fleming, the nurseries founder, working as a ‘nurseryman’ in 1925. Although it is believed he was working in the profession for some years prior to this – possibly as early as 1918.

Flemings Family Today

The Fleming Family seem to have green in their blood and unlike twins this green does not skip generations. Today Fleming’s is proudly owned and operated by 3rd generation nurseryman


A family business now with its fourth generation in place, Fleming’s embraces growth and change while standing by the philosophy that all good things take time.

Corporate Responsibility

Fleming’s is a proactive company with 100 years of heritage and experience behind us. So, we understand that to be a great business we must be proactive in the; support and development of great people, support and progress of great communities and proactively work towards a great environment for everybody.