Van Lier Nurseries Ltd

A family owned and operated business since 1967; Van Lier Nurseries has almost half a century of cut flower propagation and cultivation behind us and offer New Zealand’s most comprehensive knowledge base on cut flower propagation. Here at Van Lier’s we have the largest range of rose varieties in NZ for you to choose from, including the brand new and exclusive David Austin roses - available soon! With over 10 different types of flowers grown onsite we are able to offer you the widest range of product direct from the grower.

Company details

241 Riverhead Rd, Riverhead , Auckland , Auckland 0892 New Zealand

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Horticulture
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

With the wonderful summer months on their way, bringing greater production levels we are glad to announce that our Summer Specials are available once again!

Each week we will have three specials running, plus our monthly Newsletter special, so ensure to keep your eyes peeled on the specials tab on the left hand side!

Our weekly special is advertised on a Friday afternoon by 2pm and is available on all orders placed and received for the  following week.

'Flower growing has been a family tradition for 74 years. As a young boy I was always in our Massey nursery assisting my parents. I thought it was a real treat to get up at 3am and attend the flower market with my dad! I bought the business from my father in 1987. I firmly believe that quality flower products are grown in New Zealand and our roses are amongst some of the finest in the world. It is this conviction that compels me to serve of the New Zealand Flower Growers Association's executive. In this way I can contribute to preserving the flower industry in NZ and assist with resolving the issues that our industry currently faces.'

Our thorough quality control process ensures that you receive top quality flowers every time. In the height of summer your roses are picked up to three times a day to ensure that the flower is consistently picked at the right stage of opening.  Throughout the process of picking through to packing each flower completes four quality checks to ensure straightness and strength of the stems; no head damage; the absence of pests and diseases; and head tightness. We bunch your product daily to supply only the freshest product. We are so sure of this process that we have a 100% product replacement guarantee!

You no longer have to sit at the auction house for up to three hours in the wee hours of the morning to source the product that you need! Simply place your order online through our user friendly website and we will have the product delivered direct to your door. Furthermore, for every order you place you will accumulate loyalty points that you can redeem on any future purchase.

Van Lier Nurseries is a family owned business that has been producing and selling quality flowers and plants to the New Zealand and International wholesale markets for over forty years. While our range of cut flowers is extensive our trademark flower is the rose. We currently have 1.5 hectares of glasshouse planted with over 35 varieties of rosesensuring a consistently large supply of an array of quality roses. We are proud to have it place us as the largest rose grower in the North Island of New Zealand and the second largest in the country.

 carnations were the first cut flower product grown. 1974 saw the introduction of roses which became the major focus of our business in the early 80’s. Subsequently we have added AlstroemeriaLimoniumSolidagoStatice and Veronica to our range. A further diversification was made when Van Lier Nurseries expanded into propagationWe now produce a variety of plants and are the sole provider of carnation cuttings in New Zealand.

Van Lier Nurseries has two locations in Auckland. This enables us to achieve distribution of the freshest produce quickly and efficiently through a dedicated Flower Freight service, couriers and air transport. A second nursery located in Riverhead was built when the business was expanded in 2001. A Faber glasshouse of approximately 1 hectare with gas heating and a computer controlled environment is a representation of Van Lier Nurseries’ commitment to the utilisation of modern technology to guarantee reliable production. Our New Zealand produced flowers and plants have not travelled thousands of kilometres and are grown with minimum pesticides.