The old Drayshed was standing alone in the paddock in 2010. In 1920 it was home to horses and drays. I was working as a community nurse in Blayney thinking that it was time for a change. I thought we could renovate the old shed and open a nursery.

So I was off to TAFE on weekends to study Horticulture….

In 2010 Planning was underway and in January a mini tornado destroyed the Drayshed. We thought, ‘Lets build a NEW Drayshed’. The site was levelled and the old mine holes were filled in.

Then it was a trip to Bali to buy a container of gorgeousness and meet up with my daughters, both living abroad. My cousin Richard, also living in Seminyak Bali, was able to show us all the best shopping spots. We packed the shipping container with beautiful Balinese furniture and pots. Little did we know the container would take months to arrive and so became a somewhat stressful mission, arriving only days before the opening of Drayshed which was scheduled for the October long weekend.

I had word that there was a plant trade day in Sydney, so Nicole (the garden expert) and I set off to purchase plants. We ordered Bare Root trees (they arrive dormant and in no pots) from Victoria ready for the grand opening.

Invitations were sent out and on the evening of Saturday 2nd October 2010, 100 guests helped Taff and I celebrate the opening of Drayshed Nursery.

Taff and I travel monthly to Plant Trade Day at the Hawkesbury Showground to purchase plants for the nursery. We also have wholesale nurseries deliver direct to us on a regular basis, including Bare Root trees arriving every June from Victoria.

I attend the Gift Fair at Darling Harbour in Sydney and sometimes Melbourne to purchase the gift line for the nursery.

Thank you to my family; Taff, Ben, Emma, Kate and Tom, their families and now grandchildren for believing in me along the way. Also a big thank you to Nicole for her support and weekly help.

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The Drayshed Family

The General

Jenny Hancock – Owner and Manger of Drayshed Nursery.

The offsider

Taff – Offsider, Jack of all trades for Drayshed Nursery.

Friday girl

Nicole – Garden expert and general assistance to Drayshed Nursery.

Wednesday/Thursday Girl

Janelle – Wednesday/Thursday Girl new kid on the block.

Our Coffee shop

Relax, Refresh, Unwind


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