A New Zealand MAIL ORDER NURSERY specialising in alpines and rock garden plants.
WELCOME! We are a small family nursery owned by Peter Salmond
and run with help from 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-eight 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 approximately -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.
NURSERY VISITORS - Visitors to the nursery are very welcome,
preferably by appointment. Please phone to advise the time and date of your visit.
Sorry, no large groups or bus tours.
NEW ZEALAND GARDENERS:
Our ILLUSTRATED PLANT CATALOGUE currently in stock is ONLINE and updated regularly. New plants will be added as soon as they are ready so please keep looking!
Our export SEED LIST for 2014 is now online.
We regret we do not export live plants.
WEBSITE UPDATED 8th OCTOBER 2014
• 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 left arrow button on your screen.
• PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE ARE:
RANUNCULUS crithmifolius - a handsome New Zealand Buttercup
PRIMULA reidii - a heavily scented Himalayan Primrose
CALOCHORTUS luteus - a bulbous plant native to California
PHYSOPLEXIS comosa - a choice and unusual European relative of the Bellflower
ERYTHRONIUM helenae - a spring-flowering bulb from North America
FRITILLARIA recurva - a lovely dwarf Fritillary, also from North America
MYOSOTIS pulvinaris hybrid - this is a unique hybrid raised by Hokonui Alpines and flowering for the first time. We wanted to raise a tight cushion with coloured flowers which will be easy to grow and propagate.
You may enjoy visiting 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 2006-2014
Hokonui Alpines, Croydon Siding Road, R.D.6, Gore 9776, Southland,
Telephone,Fax 03 208 9609.
International Fax 0064 3 208 9609.
Email us here:Hokonui Alpines