Romantic easy-care roses for sale
Grassroots 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.
Apologies, except for our open days, we are closed to casual visitors, but garden clubs tours and pickups of larger orders are welcome by arrangement.
Open gardens and nursery
We open our delightful gardens and nursery to the general public every month or so Spring through Autumn. Entry is free!
It’s certainly the best way to see our extensive perennial range as many are very difficult to post, and not all are listed on the website. Contact us or follow us on Facebook to hear about our next open day and come for a country ramble.
Lots 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
Many 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.
Rose nursery catalogue
See our online Roses for sale and Perennials for sale. Please note that our website is constantly a work in progress. With so many varieties to keep track of, the availability information should not be relied upon. 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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New book release
A tongue-in-cheek, comprehensive NZ gardening guide, mixing sound advice with wicked humour, featuring drawings by the author and including a useful short summary of the various types of garden roses and their history and cultivation.
Soft cover, 210 x 130mm; digital production, designed and typeset by Puriri Press, printed by PDQ Print. Published by Puriri Press. 186 pages, ISBN 978-0-908943-49-4
$40 including postage within NZ.