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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

Centaurea dealbata - dark pink

$10.00

Height to 60 cms. Very pretty dark pink flowers over divided foliage. Sun or part shade. Tolerates drier conditions. Attracts bees and butterflies. Winter dormant.

Centaurea montana

$9.00

Perennial cornflower. To about 40 cms in height. Deep blue, spidery flowers from spring. Long flowering. Sun or part shade. Ground cover. Winter dormant.

Clianthus puniceus

$4.00

(Kakabeak). Red variety. A woody legumey shrub native to the North Island, with striking clusters of red flowers. These flowers resemble the beak of a New Zealand parrot, and the plant is also known as Parrot's Beak, Parrot's Bill and Lobster Claw. An endangered species in the wild. Widely grown as a garden plant. Grows to about 2 metre high with spreading branches producing leaf stalks up to 15 cm long bearing several pairs of small leaflets. They usually flower from spring through to early summer, but can flower twice a year or even all year round. 30 seeds 2018.

Coreopsis verticillata

$9.00

To 40 cms. Bushy rhizomatous perennial with numerous branched stems. Bears yellow daisy like flowerheads in loose corymbs in early summer. Sun or part shade, well drained soil. Winter dormant.

Delphinium vestitum

$10.00

Rare. Height to 60 cms. Finely textured, blue-violet and deep black flowers. Hairy petals. Rounded leaves. Sun or light shade is best. Winter dormant.

Dianthus 'Cranberry Ice'

$8.00

Large plants. Height to 35 cms. Fragrant single blooms spring to autumn. Fringed petals of bright cranberry red with a contrasting rose-pink eye. Great for rockery or edging. Attractive to butterflies. Sun.