Grassroots Rose Nursery

Roses, roses, roses

Final 2019 Open Days

Sun Nov 3rd, Sat Nov 16th, & Sun Dec 1st

10am – 4pm

Free entry – All welcome

The roses will be in full bloom for complete rose appreciation. Also lots of lovely flowering tree and shrubs as well as many irises to enjoy. A profusion of rare and unusual perennials as well as standby old-fashioned favourites. So come and see the delight of heritage roses in full swing, plus aquilegia, iris, salvia, spring bulbs, wallflowers  etc in the beautiful Kaiaua Valley.

We have new perennials and roses being potted up every day, so there will be many interesting plants to peruse or purchase.

And still not too late for planting perennials and roses.

Around 500 varieties of glorious rare, heritage and classic David Austin roses

A large selection of perennials for sale – many hard-to-find old-fashioned varieties

Roses, perennials & pottery for sale.

Plenty of paddock  parking

NO EFTPOS : bring cash or have good coverage on your phone for internet transfer! (poor coverage under the Hunuas)

Sociable dogs welcome on leads and please pick up any leavings in the garden!

We have 2 gardens  to peruse. Main rose garden and nursery at
761 Kaiaua Road, Mangatangi. The second garden it is a short walk across the paddock.

Romantic easy-care roses for sale

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 selling old-fashioned and heritage rose plants. We have created an extensive collection of around 500 varieties, many unavailable from commercial nurseries.

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

Ordering rose plants online

To buy our heritage rose plants or perennials online, 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, come and visit (by appointment only) and we’ll help you choose. We are only 20 minutes south of Bombay. Come from Auckland or Hamilton for an easy country ramble and visit our rose rose garden and nursery in the stunning Kaiaua Valley. Make a day of it and visit the Miranda hot pools, bird sanctuary and enjoy ‘world famous’ Kaiaua Fish & Chips,

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 for sale

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 Auckland / Waikato northerly conditions.

Ready to plant

We make all our roses and perennials from cuttings or root pieces taken from  our gardens at Mangatangi. 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.

Visit the Nursery

We welcome visitors to our nursery and garden by appointment any time. You can have a look at the garden and choose roses and perennials that take your eye. The plants will be happy to not have to be posted ! Please note we are a small business and don’t have eftpos. You can bring cash or pay by internet transfer if you have good coverage on your phone.

Rose nursery catalogue

See our online Roses for sale and Perennials for sale. 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 many 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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