Hokonui Alpines

A New Zealand MAIL ORDER NURSERY specialising in alpines and rock garden plants.



            
	

         View of the garden beside the nursery entrance
	
	

     

WELCOME! We are a small specialist nursery owned by Peter Salmond.

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 over fifty 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 225 metres, 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 -10C to 30+C.

View of the small rockgarden during October 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 past 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 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 CATALOGUE of plants currently available is ONLINE.
Latest update 13th NOVEMBER 2017.
New plants will be added as soon as they are ready so please keep looking!



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Potted stock plants waiting to be propagated in late spring A view of the garden beside the nursery entrance. Colourful little Phloxes, dwarf Thrift (Armeria), New Zealand Scabweed (Raoulia) and Pygmy Brooms (Carmichaelia) give abundant colour and interest during late spring and summer.

Another area of rock garden which has been remade several times over the last fifty years. By late spring the early Phloxes, Aubrietia and dwarf Daffodils are finishing flowering and will give way to pink Dianthus, blue Bellflowers (Campanulas), Daisies and bright little Penstemon species, to name just a few.

Some of the many hundreds of stock plants waiting to be propagated. Late spring and summer are busy times for the propagator. Cuttings need to be taken, seedlings pricked out into their first little pots, pollination and hybridising are daily tasks, and early seeds are collected each day. In this photo you can see the long silvery leaves of hybrid New Zealand Daisies (Celmisia), tight Raoulia cushions, pink Dianthus and Aethionema, and Cassiopes with their white bell-shaped flowers now finished and brown.



LINKS:
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
DAVE'S GARDEN
GARDENWEB
NEW ZEALAND ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY
NORTH AMERICAN ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY
SCOTTISH ROCK GARDEN CLUB


WEBSITE UPDATED 13th NOVEMBER 2017


Copyright of all photos - Hokonui Alpines 2006-2017


Hokonui Alpines, Croydon Siding Road, R.D.6, Gore 9776, Southland,
New Zealand
Telephone, Fax 03 208 9609.
Email us: hokpines@actrix.gen.nz