I have been the rose industry since 1965.
My career started at Gregorys Roses in Nottingham where I budded over 4000 roses a day.
I then become the manager of the rose section of a dairy farm in Chichester where we were growing up to 350,000 roses. It was during this time that I met my wife Sue, a NZ girl on a working holiday. We were soon married and came out to New Zealand where we established D & S Nurseries in the sunny Hawke's Bay.
We have been growing roses at D & S Nurseries since 1987. With a recent move to our new nursery in Central Hawke's Bay we have made a commitment to develop our client's accessibility to our extensive rose catalog and supply images of every rose in stock.
Please feel free to sit back and look through our extensive catalogue - to order simply indicate what you want and where we can find you.
Call in and see us
We will be opening our rose field from January to the end of March, every day from dawn to dusk for everyone to walk through to admire, smell and check out any new varieties and to get some new ideas for the coming season.
The rose fields are located on Ashcott Road. You can get to us from Highway 50 (1 km down Ashcott Road) or Highway 2, 6km south of Waipukurau.
All our roses are budded on high health virus free root stock and are 2yr old plants.