The Garden Centre

Blueskin Nurseries is the perfect destination for gardeners old and new, we have your favourite plants and trees in one place. We have one of the most extensive ranges of quality trees and shrubs in Otago, including a wonderful selection of rhododendrons, azaleas, conifers, climbers, natives, perennials, roses and edibles.

We're here to help with everything gardening

Our staff at Blueskin are very passionate and knowledgeable about plants and gardening. We pride ourselves on our customer service, so if you have a gardening problem, or need some help choosing the right plant for the right place - simply ask any of us!

Gifts for everyone

In addition to our plants and trees, we offer a wide selection of garden art, ceramic pots and giftware from our shop. Many of these products are also available to shop online for your convenience.

A family business

Blueskin Nurseries is proudly family-owned and operated by Mark, Clare and Sally Brown. You find us helping around the nursery most days, just don't ask who the boss is! Learn a little more about our story in the timeline below.

Our Story

1988

Mark & Clare Brown established Blueskin Nurseries, setting up in the 100-year-old pink villa

1988
1998

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary!

1998
2003

The old villa was demolished and replaced with a purpose-built Garden Centre

2003
2006

The the Café opened, adding a whole new dimension to the Blueskin Nurseries experience

2009

Blueskin Nurseries was named Best New Zealand Garden Centre 2008-09.

2010

Sally (Mark and Clare’s daughter) joined the team, bringing with her a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a garden design service to the business.

2014

Ellerslie International Flower Show - Sally achieved a Silver Award, Supreme Award for Horticultural Excellence, and the Yate’s Peoples Choice Award. A very exciting time for us all at Blueskin Nurseries!

2014
2014
2018

Blueskin Nurseries celebrates 30 years!

2018