About Us

Steffan, Walter, Harry and Theo Van Lier

A family-owned and operated business since 1967; Van Lier Nurseries has almost half a century of cut flower propagation and cultivation behind us and offer New Zealand’s most comprehensive knowledge base on cut flower propagation. Here at Van Lier’s, we have the largest range of rose varieties in NZ for you to choose from, including the exclusive David Austin RosesWith over 10 different types of flowers grown onsite, we are able to offer you the widest range of product direct from the grower.

Our thorough quality control process ensures that you receive top-quality flowers every time. In the height of summer, your roses are picked up to three times a day to ensure that the flower is consistently picked at the right stage of opening.  Throughout the process of picking through to packing each flower completes four quality checks to ensure straightness and strength of the stems; no head damage; the absence of pests and diseases; and head tightness. We bunch your product daily to supply only the freshest product!

We pride ourselves not only on the quality of our flowers and the range of products we have available but on the service we provide. Your order is taken with appreciation, carefully packaged with eco-friendly materials, and dispatched directly to where you need it to be. Helping you to select the perfect flowers for your vision, and providing clear communication around your order, is key to knowing your next bouquet or wedding install is going to go smoothly. It's all part of the Van Lier experience and we can't wait to work with you. 

Simply place your order online through our user-friendly website and we will have the product delivered direct to your door. Furthermore, for every order you place you will accumulate loyalty points that you can redeem on any future purchase.


Check out a snippet of the work that goes in to bringing you NZ's Finest Roses!


Van Lier Nurseries is a family owned business that has been producing and selling quality
flowers and plants to the New Zealand and International wholesale markets for over fifty years. While our range of cut flowers is extensive, our trademark flower is the rose. We currently have 1.5 hectares of glasshouse planted with over 30 varieties of roses, ensuring a consistently large supply of an array of quality roses. We are proud to have it place us as the largest rose grower in the North Island of New Zealand and the second largest in the country.

carnations were the first cut flower product grown. 1974 saw the introduction of roses which became the major focus of our business in the early 80’s. Subsequently we have added Alstroemeria, Florinca, Green Magma, Gypsophila, Helleborus, Limonium, Parzival, Solidago, Statice and Zanzibar Foliage to our range. A further diversification was made when Van Lier Nurseries expanded into propagation, we now produce a variety of indoor house plants.

Van Lier Nurseries is located in Riverhead, Auckland with a Faber glasshouse of approximately 1 hectare. With a recent change from gas to electric heating and a computer controlled environment, Van Lier Nurseries’ is committed to the utilisation of modern technology to guarantee reliable production. Our New Zealand produced flowers and plants have not travelled thousands of kilometres and are grown with minimum pesticides.

Learn more about our company history: 50 years of Van Lier Nurseries



Theo Van Lier

Owner & Managing Director


Harry Van Lier

Owner & Operations Manager


Joanne Hurley

Chief Operations Officer





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About Van Lier Nurseries
Van Lier Nurseries is a family-owned commercial cut flower growing business since 1967. We grow the largest range of premium quality rose varieties and sell directly to florists, flower wholesalers and related businesses nationwide. With over 50 years experience in the industry, we offer New Zealand’s most comprehensive knowledge base on cut flower propagation and have been supplying many of the country's commercial cut flower growers.  
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