Riverside Nursery

Welcome to Tulgeen Riverside Nursery - where every plant you buy makes a real difference to the local community!

Riverside Nursey is both a full retail nursery, and the leading provider of Supported Employment in the Bega Valley.

By choosing us, you are not just buying a beautiful plant for your garden, you are supporting a social enterprise that empowers people with disabilities and creates meaningful employment opportunities for them.

At Tulgeen Riverside Nursery, we are not just a retail nursery - we are a community. Our team of hardworking individuals with disabilities are committed to providing you with the highest quality plants and services. They take pride in their work and are eager to learn new skills and contribute to the local community.

When you support us, you're not only getting the best quality plants for your garden, you're investing in a brighter future for people with disabilities in our community. You're helping us to continue to provide meaningful work and training opportunities for individuals who may not have access to them otherwise.

Tulgeen Riverside Nursery Bega

Every purchase you make from our nursery directly supports our mission to create a more inclusive and supportive community. And with our extensive range of plants, from succulents to fruit trees, you're sure to find something perfect for your home or garden.

So why not make a difference today? Choose Tulgeen Riverside Nursery for all your gardening needs and help us to create a brighter future for people with disabilities in our community.

Together, we can make a real difference!

A full retail nursery

At Tulgeen Riverside Nursery, we offer a wide range of high-quality plants and gardening supplies that are perfect for creating a beautiful and sustainable garden. From native Australian plants to exotic species, we have everything you need to bring your garden to life.

Our experienced staff are passionate about gardening and are always on hand to provide expert advice and guidance to help you make the most of your purchases. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your goals.

But our products aren't just great for your garden – they're also great for the environment. We're committed to sustainability and only offer products that are eco-friendly and responsibly sourced. By choosing Tulgeen Riverside Nursery, you're making a choice that benefits both you and the planet.

So whether you're looking for plants, pots, soils, or fertilizers, we've got you covered. Our range of products is constantly evolving, so be sure to check back regularly to see what's new. And remember, every purchase you make supports our social enterprise and helps to create a brighter future for people with disabilities in Bega.

What is Supported Employment?

Tulgeen's Supported Employment aims to provide 10 employees with a range of job placements, including full time and part time positions. Our goal is to help people with disabilities develop skills to support them to achieve meaningful employment. If you're looking for a job, we can connect you with employers who need your skills.

Riverside Nursery strives to provide training and supported employment opportunities for people with disability by providing under pinning employment related skills such as: 

-       Arriving at work on time

-       Following instructions and implementing feedback

-       Communicating in a team

-       Phoning in when sick

-       Customer service

Work skills will be developed in horticulture, retail, business, and administration support a transition to open employment.

Riverside Nursery’s supported employees are trained on the job by qualified staff.

Call us on 02 64990800 if you'd like to talk to someone about finding a job.

Bega Chamber Awards

Riverside Nursery was announced 2021 WINNER of the NFP/Community organisation Customer Service

Tulgeen’s hard working Riverside Nursery Team was announced the 2021 WINNER of the NFP/Community organisation Customer Service awards at the spectacular Bega Chamber awards.

Tulgeen Riverside Nursery wins Bega Business Award

Tulgeen Supported Employment FAQs

Is supported employment funded by the NDIS?

Yes – Supported Employment is funded by the NDIA as part of the NDIA employment supports. How do you know if it’s in your plan? The NDIA calls it ‘Finding a job (supported employment)'. If you have this written into your plan you should be eligible for supported employment if there is an employer in your area.

Am I eligible to become a support employee?

If you have a disability and have an NDIS plan that states ‘Finding and keeping a job’ then you may be eligible to participate in our Support Employment Program. You will need to contact your support coordinator or local Area Coordinator (LAC) to discuss your eligibility.

If you don't have an NDIS plan, you can contact the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to apply.

What jobs can I do?

Tulgeen offers a range of opportunities for those looking for something new. You could be working at our Riverside Nursery, our INPRINT service, or we can even provide you with support in a job with a different company. 

What's the difference between supported employment and open employment?

Supported employment is employment designed for people with disabilities. It's great for those who need more support than they get at a regular workplace. You are supported to find and keep a job.

Open employment is a job where you do not require any support to maintain your employment.

Do supported employees get paid?

Yes, supported employment is paid work.

Riverside Nursery is an Australian Disability Enterprise managed by Tulgeen Disability Services.

Contact Our Team Now

You can contact the Support Coordination team via email at NDIS.Enquiries@Tulgeen.com.au, call our team on 02 6499 0800, or submit a Support Coordination enquiry here.

As a Service Provider, Tulgeen is always mindful of the potential for conflict of interest and has a policy to ensure transparent person centered services at all times.

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