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About Us

About Us


About Us

Rosie and Gordon Speedy have always had a passion for plants.


From a farming background, the couple decided to pursue their love of gardening once they sold the farm.


They were looking for a unique piece of land. And they found it at Whatitiri Springs, near Whangarei in the subtropical climate of Northland, New Zealand.

With its mixture of volcanic rocks, native bush and natural springs, the site ticked all the boxes.


The microclimate created by the warmth of the volcanic rocks allows Rosie and Gordon to grow many different kinds of cacti, succulents, and subtropical plants in an alfresco tropical garden.

Rosie's former employment at a garden centre gave her ready access to a huge range of plants and the confidence to help people with their garden plans.