"Southern Woods Plant Nursery were the plant/tree supplier for the Margaret Mahy Family Playground. Nalin and his team delivered outstanding service and quality of product throughout the entire project. With a critical deadline to achieve there was always a push at the end to get the final landscaping elements completed but Southern Woods excellent quality of trees made this a hassle free process as putting these plants/trees in made everything around it come to life. Their knowledge and expertise was also a big help in achieving milestones as can be seen by the final outcome for everyone to enjoy."

- Brent Cations -  Project Manager, CityCare/JFC joint venture

"The plants are always of a high standard. Even with the dry and windy Canterbury conditions we have had great results. The staff are always ready and willing to pass on their knowledge. Fulton Hogan is commited and passionate about the environment, having been involved with many thousands of plants planted in sites in and around Canterbury. I would recommend Southern Woods for all native & exotic trees and shrubs"

- Wayne Brewer, Fulton Hogan Canterbury


- "My order arrived this morning – lovely healthy plants well packaged from the heat and travel - still moist.  Thank you for your care and prompt delivery."

- Sue, Auckland


"I bought some shrubs and grasses from Southern Woods last autumn.  The sales staff were great and really knew their stuff.  The plants I bought were obviously very good quality, as everything I planted has survived and is flourishing.  I've been back since and will be back again.  Many thanks."

- Roger, Rolleston


"The staff were great, very helpful when trying to order from a distance without being able to see the product."

- Dene, Twizel


"I just wanted to say thanks for a superb morning - fantastic information, delivered by a real expert, in an easy-to-understand manner.  It really was a great session, and I learnt so much!  My trees are now (happily?) pruned and sprayed, and I'm looking forward to seeing how they respond in spring!  I've also decided that some of them are actually not trees, but root stock, so will need replacing.  And when I'm purchasing those replacements, I'll have a much better idea of what to look for in a new tree than I did previously.  And I'll only be coming back to Southern Woods, as I know you 'support' the trees you sell."

- Christina, Canterbury (referring to our Fruit Tree Pruning Demo)


"Southern Woods were incredibly helpful during the stressful process of preparing for the Ellerslie Flower Show.  Quick to reply to emails, and willing to do all they could to help when it came to sourcing plants - this was difficult as we are from Auckland!  We feel they acted with patience, were so approachable and friendly, a joy working with you!"

- Serena Collins & Patricia Morrison, Unitec, Mt Albert, Auckland)


"Southern Woods supplied plants for our 'Gloaming' exhibit at the Ellerslie Flower Show 2013.  With very little notice, they managed to smoothly supply nearly 20,000 native plants in great health and condition and organised the smooth transport of these plants to and from the show.  In the midst of what is a pretty chaotic environment, their staff showed how smooth an operation they are running.  They proactively solved issues before they became problems and went above and beyond what was asked of them to help us win a Gold Medal.  We had many comments during the show on how amazing the plants looked.  Thanks so much Nalin, Robyne and the Southern Woods staff for your time and energy on our project."

- Kamomarsh Landscape Architects


"There wasn't a moments doubt when (he) asked who he should go to.  You have, in my view, always provided excellent material backed by good technical support.  I am glad he listened. He will not be the last person I refer to Southern Woods."

- Mark Pizey, National General Manager, Environmental Division, Solid Energy


"I loved the way your website was set up so I could filter the search results according to what I was interested in: birds, evergreen, hedging etc. And I LOVE your quick visual reference to the height and width of the plants."

- Michaela, Gisborne


"Brilliant service and wonderful staff!"

- Penny Zino, Flaxmere, Hawarden


"Wish I lived closer! They are a great company to deal with. Nothing is a bother and they are very professional in their dealings with customers".

- Annette, Invercargill


"I dropped in on my last visit to Christchurch and bought what I wanted.  It was great service and I wish there was something similar in Dunedin."

- Donna, Outram