Hokonui Alpines

A New Zealand MAIL ORDER PLANT NURSERY with ONLINE CATALOGUE of Alpines and Rock Garden Plants.



            
         Celmisia argentea
         Geranium Ballerina

	 

WELCOME! We are a small alpine plant 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 fifty-three years we have been growing and selling these lovely little plants by mail order catalogue to enthusiastic gardeners throughout New Zealand.

Our ONLINE MAIL ORDER CATALOGUE features an ever-changing selection of ALPINE and ROCK GARDEN PLANTS perfect for growing in container gardens, troughs, pots, rockeries, walls, paving and raised beds. Read our page on GROWING ALPINES and ROCK GARDEN PLANTS for more details.

Penstemon davidsonii menziesii microphyllus Veronica Mrs Holt
OUR 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 in summer. Temperatures range from -10C to 30+C.


Pterocephalus pinardii Polygala calcarea 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 awards for such treasures as Nototriche alternata, Ranunculus godleyanus, Iris sari and Paraquilegia.

Other events which we attend include the Otago Alpine Garden Group Spring Show in September and the Dunedin Rhododendron Fete in the upper Botanic Gardens in October.


Armeria CandyFloss Platycodon grandiflorum Dwarf form NURSERY VISITORS - Visitors to the nursery are welcome, by appointment. Please phone to advise the time and date of your visit.
PLEASE NOTE! No large groups or bus tours.



NEW ZEALAND GARDENERS:
Plants in our ONLINE CATALOGUE are available NOW.

LATEST UPDATE 31st JANUARY 2019
New plants are added as soon as they are ready so please keep looking!


• PLANTS ON THIS PAGE ARE:

Celmisia angustifolia Acantholimon glumaceum CELMISIA argentea, GERANIUM Ballerina,

PENSTEMON menziesii microphyllus, VERONICA Mrs Holt,

PTEROCEPHALUS pinardii, POLYGALA calcarea,

ARMERIA CandyFloss, PLATYCODON grandiflorum nanum,

CELMISIA angustifolia, ACANTHOLIMON glumaceum,

OXALIS laciniata,

(All are available in our online catalogue now, except OXALIS laciniata)
Oxalis laciniata LINKS:
You may enjoy visiting the links below to garden websites and alpine plant and rock garden enthusiasts.

Most of them have online alpine plant forums which you can read and contribute to, and the societies and clubs all have world-wide memberships, meetings, seedlists, shows and events, and produce excellent bulletins each year.

Each one combines the long experience of its members to produce unrivalled expertise and hands-on knowledge of alpine and rock garden plants.

New members are most welcome!

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




WEBSITE UPDATED 31st JANUARY 2019

Copyright of all photos - Hokonui Alpines 2006-2019


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