A New Zealand MAIL ORDER NURSERY specialising in alpines and rock garden plants.
WELCOME! We are a small family nursery run by Peter Salmond
and his sister Louise.
OUR SPECIALITY is a large range of alpine plants from all around the world and dwarf perennials and miniature bulbs suitable for the rock garden. For forty six years we have been growing and selling these lovely little plants by mail order to enthusiastic gardeners throughout New Zealand.
The NURSERY LOCATION, at an altitude of about 225metres, lies in the
Hokonui Hills a few kilometres North West of Gore, in the lower South
Island of New Zealand.
Our climate is cool temperate, with cool dry winters, wet springs, and
long daylight hours and low humidity during summer. Temperatures range
from approx -8C to 30+C.
The highlight of our year is always a trip to the Spring Alpine Plant Show in Christchurch, hosted by the New Zealand Alpine Garden Society, where we exhibit and sell plants. In recent years we have received a number of premier awards for such treasures as Nototriche alternata, Ranunculus godleyanus and Iris sari.
Other events which we attend include the Dunedin Rhododendron Fete held in the upper Botanic Gardens in October, and Thieves' Alley held during Dunedin's Festival Week.
NEW ZEALAND GARDENERS: Our ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF PLANTS currently in stock is ONLINE and updated regularly.
OVERSEAS GARDENERS: Our 2013 EXPORT SEED LIST with fresh seed is online with a selection of New Zealand
native plant seed collected in the wild included.
We regret we do not export live plants.
NURSERY VISITORS - The nursery is open to individual visitors, by appointment.
Please phone to arrange a time and date. Sorry, no groups.
• PHOTOS OF ALPINE AND ROCK GARDEN PLANTS ON THIS PAGE,
from top to bottom, ARE:
Plants in these photos are shown for your enjoyment.
They are available only when listed in the Plant Catalogue.
WEBSITE UPDATED 20th MAY 2013
• Please Note: On this website a mouse-click on underlined text
will take you to either another page or a photograph of a plant.
To go back use the backspace key on your keyboard
or click the back button on your screen.
Visit the links below to garden websites and alpine plant and rock garden enthusiasts.
Most of them have online Forums which you can join, and the societies and clubs
all have world-wide memberships and produce excellent Bulletins each year.
New members are most welcome!
Gardenweb and Dave'sGarden are comprehensive gardening websites with lots of interesting features.
ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY
NEW ZEALAND ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY
NORTH AMERICAN ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY
SCOTTISH ROCK GARDEN CLUB
Copyright of all photos - Hokonui Alpines 2006-2013
Hokonui Alpines, Croydon Siding Road, R.D.6, Gore 9776, Southland,
Telephone,Fax 03 208 9609.
International Fax 0064 3 208 9609.
Email HOKONUI ALPINES