LOCH LEVEN NURSERY Quality Plants Direct To You From The Grower like us on FB


Loch Leven Nursery is operated by Doreen and Michael Dryden and with the help of part time staff from their small farm and nursery in Rotherham, North Canterbury.  

The nursery has expanded, firstly we supplied locals and then started selling at markets and fetes and have been successfully selling online for the past 14 years. We now specialise in growing large quantities of buxus, lonicera, escallonia and teucrium hedging and topiaries for the New Zealand market.  

Our plants are very hardy, the cuttings are taken from our garden and propagated in a shadehouse and then potted on into a tunnel house in winter and shadehouse in summer.  We have an excellent knowledge of what grows well in these conditions and are passionate about what we do.  So please feel free to ask questions.  We welcome you to visit our nursery and garden by appointment. Here you will find the plants you have seen on the website plus many more that we have not listed due to the number that we are carrying in stock.

We are in Rotherham, inland North Canterbury.  From the Christchurch motorway it will take you approximately 70min to drive to our property. We are 25min before Hanmer Springs, so why not come for a visit and then go on to Hanmer for a hot swim.

Take the main road to Amberley, turn left at Waipara towards Hanmer Springs, drive through Culverden, approximately 2 km out of Culverden is a turn to the right sign posted 'Rotherham', 'Waiau', 'Kaikoura'. Turn right and as you go around the corner put on your trip meter, we are 7.14km down this road.The sign at the gate says "Loch Leven Nursery".


The nursery is open by appointment, so please phone us before visiting our nursery. Phone 03 315 6408 or 027 220 5186.

T: 03 315 6408
M: 027 2205186


"We have a rhododendron open garden and for the last 8 years we have been developing new areas, many of which require buxus borders, we have purchased all our buxus from Loch Leven Nursery. Doreen delivers to us and we always have very healthy plants that are a great size. Needing hundreds at a time we appreciate being able to purchase at such a fabulous rate. Thanks Loch Leven. Marina Shearer "
Marina, Rotherham