In the year 1919 Alfred Thomas Eyles (Tommy, or A.T) commenced a horticultural dynasty.
A.T Eyles began growing Citrus trees at Fairmount Nursery in Rydalmere NSW.
As the Nursery developed and relocated site many times, three of A.T’s sons came to join
him in the Citrus business. Jim in 1931, Tom in 1936 and Bob in 1942. A.T. Eyles and Sons
was the now the name and nature of the business.
Citrus was the focus of the nursery business with the boys producing 100,000 trees per year.
The Citrus trees were field grown and dug upon order. Budding was done with raffia and wax,
until 1956 when plastic budding tape became available.
A.T passed on in 1962 and a few years after this the brothers parted ways. Jim and Tom
going on to grow roses, Bob continued with the Citrus production.
Bob Eyles purchased two properties in Pitt Town Road Kenthurst NSW in 1970. One of these
properties 207 is the current site of A.T Eyles & sons today.
Gary Eyles, Bob’s son came on board to continue the Eyles Citrus dynasty in 1969.
Production was now moving away from the traditional commercial orchard varieties of
citrus. To meet the increasing demand from the retail sector more eclectic Citrus varieties
were grown. The sales on field grown Citrus were also waning and it was during the
seventies that Bob and Gary started experimenting with container grown plants.
It was in 1981 that they sold their first container grown plants and by 1986 they had
completely altered production to container grown.
Gary and Jan Eyles, took over the Nursery from Bob in 1981 and have continued to
evolve and develop the site and Citrus production. Over 60 varieties of Citrus are
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A dedicated Nurseryman, Gary together with Jan have taken Eyles Citrus to a new level of professionalism, with eyes forward to the long future of Eyles Citrus, strengthening the company, brand and citrus range and continuing to produce, premium citrus trees to horticultural sectors across Australia.
Always innovative, Eyles Citrus produces, develops and markets popular brands of Citrus to met the ever increasing demand for productive fruiting trees.
With no comprise on quality or standards, all Eyles Citrus, bud stock and seed is sourced via the Auscitrus virus indexing program. The Nursery and operations practice comply to the Australian Standards NIASA Scheme.
A founding member of ISCN - The International society of citrus nurseryman. Gary maintains valuable worldwide networks and access to resource via this important educational, fellowship organisation.
Recently awarded life time membership to the NGINA Gary is acknowledged for his work and service to the Australian Nursery Association as an active and committed member, president, chair and representative from the late 1970’s , throughout his professional life.