Plant Theft at Warners Nursery March 2020

2 APRIL 2020

Thieves struck again on Tuesday night - this time at our Brundrett Road Nursery.  Coincidence or just brazen?  It is clear that some individuals do not share the same values or respect the hard work that so many of us do to maintain a business, employ staff and help build beautiful gardens and landscapes for our customers. Whilst these recent violations reflect the poor character of a mere few, we cannot thank the vast majority of our industry colleagues enough for the level of support and sheer number of best wishes we have received after announcing the first break in. 

What has come to light is that many businesses are letting us know they have suffered similar robberies in recent times.  This is a call out to all nurseries, garden centres landscapers, garden maintenance companies, etc. that we need to be vigilant and ensure our security is reviewed.  Someone, or a few are not playing by the rules and this must stop.

Please have another look over the precautions you have in place on your property.  And please keep an eye for that stock.  The 40cm Camellia clouds are a pretty unique item to Warners and they will end up somewhere!

Police took more evidence from the second break in and have escalated their investigation. Again, if you see or hear of anything suspicious please contact Crimestoppers  PH 1800 333 000 or REPORT ONLINE .  




30 March 2020

There was a pretty low act on the weekend when thieves broke into the Narre Warren Nursery in Melbourne and stole around $15,000 worth of stock. Some beautiful advanced 40cm plants were taken including:

  • Prunus lusitanica
  • Camellia sasanqua Clouds
  • Ficus Flash
  • Pyrus Cleveland Select
  • Acer palmatum
  • Figs

Tags from the stolen stock were left in a pile at the end of the row.  Police are on the case and it's only a matter of time before the thieves are caught as we believe this was someone in the industry. In the meantime, if you see or hear of anything suspicious please contact Crimestoppers  PH 1800 333 000 or REPORT ONLINE  Any information you have may assist in the investigation.

As a result we have increased our security and surveillance measures across all of our Nursery sites. 

No matter how bad things get do we need to stoop this low?
Now more than ever we need to be united and try to  help each other through.
If we work together we have the opportunity to become a stronger and better community.