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Haar’s Nursery Pty Ltd (Haar’s Nursery) is a privately owned Australian producer of flowering indoor and outdoor pot plants, herbs, vegetables and hanging baskets. The Company was founded in 1981 by owner Eric Haar when he started growing Fuchsia baskets in the family’s backyard.

In 1989 the family business relocated to the current site in Somerville and the business began to diversify. Haar’s Nursery’s product range expanded into indoor flowering and foliage plants and dabbled in contract growing.

Over the years the business identified gaps in the marketplace and the product range continued to grow. Haar’s expanded into outdoor flowering plants, growing a premium range of cottage perennials and a couple of years later the third of its core ranges was developed when Haar’s Nursery commenced growing herbs.

The current three core ranges are Outdoor flowering plants, Indoor flowing plants and herbs. The strength of these three core ranges and the continuous launch of new products, highlights Haar’s commitment to innovation and its ability to produce products closely aligned with consumer trends.

Haar’s Nursery’s reputation in this regard has established the Company as a preferred partner for Australian leading retailers, independent nurseries and garden centres.

Haar's Nursery is well known in the local community through its relationship with other businesses and its contribution to the local economy. Some background into the Haar's family is provided by this recent media article in the Frankston Standard: 'Local Knowledge' Open Eric Haar newspaper article.

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Haar’s Nursery’s production facilities are located at its 12 acre premises in Somerville, Victoria. Presently the Company uses approximately nine acres for production and business purposes with the remaining three acres to cater for short-term expansion.

Industry Accreditation

Haar’s Nursery adheres to a high standard of product quality and deals with suppliers who adhere to the same standards. The Company’s commitment to quality is supported by its various policies and procedures, including its Environmental Management Policy and Occupational Health and Safety Policy. The Company is a gold member of the Nursery & Garden Industry of Victoria