Mel Vander Staay took over Palmistree in March 2017.

'Coming from an administration only background it was quite a big change for me, but a very welcome and satisfying change.

Having my own business has been a dream come true! Being able to work around school hours and spend more time with my family, especially my two daughters, has really made me wonder why I didn't do this sooner.

I did mention that I don't come from a horticulture background, but fortunately my husband is a part owner and Director of Westland's Nursery, so I guess you could say I have the best advantage to become a fast learner!

I employ two casuals, one being the previous owner who has been a fantastic help, with both the business change over and taking on casual work to help me out.

Palmistree is growing rapidly, and with the fantastic team I have created I am excited about the future a what is in store for us all.

About Palmistree

Testimonials

Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania

After the decision to hire indoor plants for the Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania was reached, a few local companies were trialed. Palmistree shone through with their friendly and professional service, wonderfully presented plants and competitive pricing. MYCT signed up initially with Tony and we are pleased to say the transition to the new owners has been seamless and Mel is a pleasure to have in the Club, going about her business in a professional and courteous manner. We now have five large indoor plants on permanent hire and couldn't be happier. Keep up the good work.

Julius Fitzgerald

General Manager

Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania

Eclipse A DXC Technology Company

We love having Palmistree indoor plants in our office, it makes such a difference to the ambience with the added bonus of more oxygen! The on-site plant watering service is fantastic, and Mel is friendly, professional and knowledgeable about all the plants she maintains. Great people, great plants! Would highly recommend. 

Kathryn Keratin, Client Liaison, DXC Technology.

Accurium

Mel and her team are friendly, efficient and do a wonderful job in ensuring our plants are always looking their best.

Chantelle Kay

Accurium

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