Grassroots Rose Nursery

Romantic easy-care roses

Grass Roots Rose Nursery - Roxburghii - The chestnut roseGrassroots Roses is a specialist online rose nursery in North Waikato. We grow all sorts of roses but focus on old-fashioned and heritage roses. We have created an extensive collection or over 600 varieties, many unavailable from commercial nurseries.

From our home-based nursery we can supply mail-order rose plants to anywhere in New Zealand at very reasonable $ prices.

Ordering rose plants

To order plants, please email or call us. It may be a bit old-fashioned but that way you get to talk to a real person about your garden requirements.

Or, if you are in the area (we are only 20 minutes south of Bombay) you can come for a country ramble and visit our rose nursery and garden in the stunning Kaiaua Valley (by appointment only) and we’ll help you choose.

Old-fashioned passion

Grass Roots Rose Nursery : James MasonLots of people think growing and looking after rose bushes is really hard, so they grow “low maintenance” plants like natives and grasses (not that there is anything wrong with them but, let’s face it, it’s good to have flowers and the bees are very grateful).

In fact old fashioned varieties can be really easy in our kind New Zealand climate. They are also very hardy and hang on when many other plants give up the ghost. That is why old roses can still be found growing on old farms, sections and even roadsides.

David Austin’s

Grass Roots Roses : Austin's Allux SymphonyMany of our favourites are the David Austin English roses. We are now propagating these successfully on their own roots. Some are a bit more fussy than some of the other roses and will need more care. To help you along we have written a Guide to growing David Austins in humid northerly conditions.

Ready to plant

Grass Roots Roses : Rose nursary of roses growing on thier own rootsWe make our roses and perennials from cuttings or root pieces taken from our gardens at our properties at Weiti Station and Weiti Waikato. They are raised in completely outdoor conditions. Therefore, when you buy, the plants are 100 percent hardened off. They are ready to go as soon as you get them in the ground.

Rose nursery catalogue

See our online Catalogue. Please note that our website is still a work in progress so not all our roses are listed online. For orders, advice, inquiries please contact us.


If you are not sure what roses are suitable for your garden, then please contact us to let us know what you are looking for. Drawing on our many years of rose growing experience, we will be happy to make recommendations.

Sales & delivery

We have been selling partially bare-rooted roses at very reasonable prices for some years now with great success. We sell mail orders to gardeners and rose lovers all over New Zealand. For further information or orders please do contact us.

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