Open September to December, our nursery is situated a pleasant 15 minute drive from Whangarei city at Poroti, surrounded by avocado and kiwifruit orchards, lifestyle blocks and dairy farms, on the slopes of Whatitiri Mountain. Historic stonewalls are a picturesque feature of our district.
Our aim is to offer plants in a relaxed garden setting – no pressure. Wear your gardening gear, bring the kids, and wander around our vegetable garden.
We enjoy talking about gardens and gardening and are happy to share our knowledge built up over 45 years in the horticultural and agricultural industries. Hearing about our customers successes gives us great satisfaction.
Our main area of interest is edible and fruiting plants. We are keen food growers ourselves so enjoy offering the widest possible selection, from the everyday to the unusual and exotic. The range of plants we grow is what we consider, to be the best varieties for Northland gardens based on our own, and our customers’ experience. We are happy to advise on varieties for maximum supply over the whole year.
We grow a surprising range of well-hardened Potted Vegetables and Herbs for Spring and Summer planting.We know you will find something new in our mainly edible Herb range. Seedling punnets are also available at very competitive prices. Having previously operated a wholesale nursery supplying vegetable and flower punnets to garden centres and commercial growers throughout Northland – we know our punnets! The right varieties for the right time of year, well looked after, ensures a good result.
We love perennials for the way they flesh out the bones of a garden, and offer endless variety through all the seasons. We find ourselves growing more and more, with an eye for that ‘something different’ gardeners are always looking for. Perennials are affordable and great for multiple planting.
When choosing what trees and shrubs to grow for sale, our emphasis is on hardiness, minimum up-keep, interesting varieties and suitability for Northland conditions. Customers are often surprised at our reasonable prices.
We look forward to seeing you at our Poroti Nursery when we “spring” open from September to December. Opening Hours will be: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-4.30pm
Can’t wait for us to open? Visit our site at the Whangarei Growers Market every Saturday morning 6.00am to 10.00am., all year round. Phone or email an order by midday Friday and we will have it ready to pick up at the market the following day.
Kaye and Bob Jamieson