Welcome to Blueskin Nurseries

Welcome To The Blueskin Nurseries Experience

Mark and Clare Brown bought property in Waitati in 1988 with plans to set up a nursery ...More Information

"The best Garden Centre we have ever visited in NZ. Will get back to you sometime soon, thanks again for your excellent service and friendly advice."

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Member of The Nursery and Garden Association of New Zealand

Welcome to Blueskin Nurseries

Blueskin Nurseries is Celebrating 30 years of gardening in 2018

Come and see us for the best coffee in town, the biggest and healthiest range of trees and shrubs in Otago and the friendliest advice.


Blueskin Nurseries is one of the most sustainable garden centre and cafe operations in New Zealand. We strive to lead the way running a self-sufficient garden centre and café. 

Our goal is to grow, produce and sell according to sustainable principles. We minimise our environmental footprint by creating awareness of our environmental impact among our staff, customers and suppliers and adopting sustainable practices throughout our business. It is a relaxed café with a large outdoor garden area opening into the surrounding garden centre.We are committed to reducing fossil fuel usage and carbon emissions. In 2014 we made one of our biggest investments in renewable energy installing an array of 40 solar panels which generate solar power to run the café, garden centre & Road Side Attraction. It is proving to be very successful and on a summer’s day we are generating enough electricity to power about 60-70% of all activities.

We offer a great selection products from an edible garden to building an arboretum, we have what you need.

Located just 15 minutes north of Dunedin on State Highway 1 & Harvey Street in Waitati. Visit us for all your garden needs.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Open 7 days

Garden Centre 8.30am - 5pm year round

Cafe Winter hours Weekdays 8.30am -4pm, weekends 8.30-4.30pm, kitchen hours weekdays 8.30-3pm & weekends 8.30- 3.30pm

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30 Years of Gardening in 2018

Blueskin Nurseries 30 year history August 2018 marks 30 years since Mark and Clare Brown opened their retail garden......more

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State Highway 1,
Waitati, Otago
  Phone 03 482 2828
Fax 03 482 2838

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