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!

Florists can now buy direct from the grower! You no longer have to sit at the auction house for up to three hours in the wee hours of the morning to source the product that you need. 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 35 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 plants and are the sole provider of carnation cuttings in New Zealand.

Van Lier Nurseries has two locations in Auckland. This enables us to achieve distribution of the freshest produce quickly and efficiently through a dedicated Flower Freight service, couriers and air transport. A second nursery located in Riverhead was built when the business was expanded in 2001. A Faber glasshouse of approximately 1 hectare with gas heating and a computer controlled environment is a representation of Van Lier Nurseries’ commitment 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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