About Us



From humble beginnings rooted in a passion for plants, Ardmore Nurseries  was established in 1973  by Allen and Barry Beaumont.  The land was originally purchased by their father, Harry Beaumont, who served as major of Manurewa for a time and was a strong promoter of the establishment of the Auckland Botanic Gardens.  The entrance of Katote Close was erected in 1986 in his memory. John and Susy Beaumont purchased Ardmore Nurseries in 1997 with their two children Kara and Richard joining in later years. Today the nursery remains in the family, with Kara and Richard now at the helm.   

What we do

We are a wholesale plant nursery selling business to business.  Our large customer base covers landscapers, retail garden centres, property developers, council and government, farmers and orchardists, retirement villages, other nurseries, and more. 

We grow an extensive range of quality plants in both container and field grown grades.   We grow more than 1,000 varieties on over 14 hectares of fertile land and produce over 700,000 plants a year.  Our diverse selection of plants spans across evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees, hedging, natives, perennials, grasses, conifers, ferns, climbers, succulents, and groundcovers.  The nursery is split into 3 hectares of container production, 11 hectares of field production and a large majority of material being propagated on site.  

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Our Purpose

One way we live our purpose is by increasing the number of plants we grow, and maintain a wide variety, while ruthlessly reducing plants considered to be pest plants (weeds) in any part of New Zealand. We provided leadership in this space by contributing to the work of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on weed management in New Zealand.

Plant Pass

Ardmore Nurseries has been involved in Plant Pass right from the start, with the initial pilot programme.

Plant Pass is a voluntary certification scheme for New Zealand Plant Producers recognising good biosecurity practice and providing assurance for plant buyers. We are one of only 20 nurseries* nationwide that are certified under the scheme.

What this means, is that we have systems and processes in place to reduce the likelihood of plant pathogens such as phytophthora and Myrtle Rust infestations, and good records in place to trace these and other diseases if we are ever to observe them in the nursery. We are also committed to avoiding distribution of plants into regions where they are identified as a pest plant (weed) by the local Regional Council. 

Purchasing from a Plant Pass accredited nursery gives you a level of confidence that the plants you are purchasing are healthy and not invasive in your area.

*as of November 2023

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