Welcome to Magnolia Grove

  • Welcome to Magnolia Grove

    We are open to view magnolias and cherries in flower ON WEEKENDS from AUGUST through until LATE OCTOBER. We will also have trees for sale so you can choose plants that you have seen growing in our garden to enjoy in your own garden.

    WE ARE OPEN
    BY APPOINTMENT ALL YEAR.

    CALL VANCE ON 0274397207

     

    The image to the right is MAGNOLIA CAMEO. This is our NEW RELEASE FOR 2013.

    Magnolia Grove was established in 2005 when we moved into the 1965 farm cottage on a blank 8000sq metre property and started planting hedges and magnolia seedlings. In 2008 we obtained a further 32000 sq metres the garden doubled, and the nursery trebled, and this allowed us to increase the range available though our mail order service.

     

    The extra space allowed us the set up a New Zealand Raised Magnolia Collection as a reference for varieties raised in New Zealand, and to use as a benchmark for the hybrids we raise in our breeding program.
    In 2009 we opened the garden for the first time for The Waitara Garden Trail, a charity event in January, then the following spring for the Taranaki Rhododendron Festival (now called Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular).

     

    Each spring we open on weekends while the magnolias are in bloom from early August until mid November with plants of the best varieties for sale. We are open at other times by arrangement for garden group tours or interested persons who would like to see the collections at Magnolia Grove.

     

    WE ARE STILL BUILDING THIS WEBSITE SO PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE INFORMATION AND AN UPDATED LIST OF VARIETIES FOR SALE.


    TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CLICKABLE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE RIGHT TO SPEED UP YOUR SEARCH BY CATEGORY.

    While our first language is English, we rely on Google to translate to other languages and realise the result may not always be correct. Please enjoy our site.

     

     

    Thanks, Vance & Kathryn.
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NEW RELEASE FOR 2013. Cameo is a sister seedling to Cleopatra and is the latest release from the Magnolia Grove breeding program. A stunning bloom with a sculpted form like a cameo broach. Reddish purple exterior with clean white flushed red-purple interior. Cameo has exceptional flower power, second only to Genie for freeness of flowering. The high rate of flower production both in spring and summer keeps the plant as a small tree with a compact habit.
This is a hybrid raised by Os Blumhardt, but named in Switzerland at the Eisenhut collection. Vairano grows into a medium sized rounded tree with amazing flowers of strong texture that are quite weather resistant, and lightly fragrant.