White House Nursery

Welcome to the mail-order website of 'White House Nursery' rare plants, rare climbers and rare bulbs. We have developed this website to make it easier for our customers to purchase from us. We hope you find the website interesting. We have attempted to not only list the plant but to also give a history on the plant as well. The plants are listed under their botanical names with their common names to be found on the detail page. All plants are propagated in the nursery and if its on the website, its available. All prices shown include GST.

Company details

39 High Street , Trentham , Australia

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Horticulture
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

We are a boutique, rare plant nursery, in Fern Hill, Victoria, half way between Woodend and Daylesford. The nursery is located on our farm, where we also breed cattle, agist horses, have free-range chickens, a home for our two Border Collies, Forest and Fanny and an old cat named Schlommy.

Our curent retail facilities are at the rear of Trentham Hardware, 39 High Street, Trentham. Otherwise ring Jess on 0419002651.


Peter Harris and Jess Exiner run White House Nursery.

Peter Harris has been involved in horticulture for over 32 years and has specialised in the growing of rare plants for many of these. He has worked with the Melbourne City Council growing plants for the Fitzroy Gardens, the Chandler Nurseries and in his own tube stock nursery, which became the largest in Victoria.


Jess Exiner has been involved in property and garden restoration, which includes his last project at 'Mawarra', the Edna Walling garden in Sherbrooke, Victoria. This garden was totally restored over five years and the house restored over three years. Jess sold this property in 2010.


As this website is evolving, you may find a picture missing occasionally.

Over the next twelve months, we will try to fill in all the gaps with the appropriate photos. In the meantime, if the photo is missing, we suggest you 'Google' the botanical name for an image. Because of copy-write laws, we are unable to use any images from the net. But it is an excellent way to view the plant pictures we don't have yet.