Although their customer base is Canterbury, Kiwiflora Nurseries enjoys such a good reputation for growing superior quality trees and shrubs, that the business is projected to expand to Central Otago, Nelson/Marlborough, Southland, West Coast and the North Island.
Nestled just off the new Southern Motorway, with easy access from State Highway 1 and both Springs and Shands Roads, the nursery comprises 7.5 hectares of land, on which deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs are grown for both the wholesale and retail market. Their stock ranges from small to mid-grade trees and shrubs, up to three-metre tall specimen trees in 45 litre containers, and they freight nationwide.
Owner and Manager Nalin Gooneratne says their picturesque surroundings are a wonderful surprise to visitors. “People tell us we’re a hidden gem, but once the new motorway is complete, city clientele can drive here in no time at all.”
Nalin comes with 25 years of experience in commercial horticulture in Canterbury, advising rural customers on native and exotic plant establishment, shelterbelts and more. “Educating clients on planting trees that perform all year around is very much a patience game!”
Geoff McMillan, Nursery Manager, and Anne Lindsay, Sales Coordinator, complete Kiwiflora’s team; both have a rich and vast horticultural knowledge to help advise on all landscaping projects, irrespective of size.
Open 8am-4:30pm Monday to Friday and 9am-midday Saturday, treat yourself to a perfect day out visiting this ‘tree-mendous’ hidden gem!
Find Kiwiflora Nurseries at 851 Waterholes Road, Templeton. Phone 03 349 4582 or find them on Facebook.