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There are about 150 different types of perennials and bulbs in the nursery including:

  • Trilliums
  • Rare plants and bulbs
  • Border perennials
  • Rockery plants
  • Woodland plants
  • Potted bulbs


There are a few seed varieties and plastic labels available for sale. Visitors can obtain a printed catalogue and are welcome to wander around and enjoy looking at the variety of lines on offer. Some photos are on display or online.

"Its been said that life is like a garden.
 Every small work of kindness and every thoughtful gesture is like a tiny seed.  
And when you plant these seeds, wonderful things can happen."  - Tracey Donovan

Rudbeckia laciniata

$10.00

To over 2 metres. Flowers are up to 10 cms across with cone-shaped, greenish-yellow centres and back-tilted, golden-yellow rays. Late summer to autumn flowering. Sun or part shade. Moist well-drained soil. Impressive for back of border. Winter dormant.

Salvia Bright Red

$9.00

An unanmed Salvia but think it is Salvia jamensis - a good red colour. Height 70 cms. Sun. Good drainage.

Salvia Bulleyana

$9.00

To 75 cms. RARE and popular sell-out variety. Racemes of purple lipped, yellow flowers in summer. The leaves are large, deep-green, ovate or trianagular-ovate, deeply wrinkled and slightly hairy. Well-drained soil, sun. Winter dormant.

Salvia Castanea

$9.00

Seldom seen in New Zealand. 30-60 cms in height. The 1-1.5 in flowers grow in whorls on an inflorescence about 30 cms long. The name castanea, which means 'chestnut coloured', refers to the purplish-maroon flowers. Summer flowering. Sun. Winter dormant.

Salvia microphylla 'Cerro Potosi'

$9.00

Another beautiful Salvia that has deepest magenta pink flowers from late spring. Deadheading prolongs the flowering time. Sun or part shade. Highly fragrant and winter dormant.

Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'

$9.00

Height to 60 cms. Lovely with 2 tone purple flowers that are highly fragrant. Long flowering. Suitable for sun. Dead-heading promotes more growth and flowering.