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Compare our prices! We stock a range of tropical &
cold water fish, birds, rabbits; bulk birdseed, cat & dog
food, kennels and cages and a huge assortment of
treats and toys for your beloved pet.
We stock top brand NZ made sheds,
greenhouses,glasshouses and tunnel houses.
We also have a range of accessories and an
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Diacks Nurseries was established over 100
years ago and over this time the business
has evolved significantly to become the one
southerners support today.
In 1908, Colin Diack sowed the first seeds in the
Catlins area that began the thriving family business
that now stretches into the fourth generation of
Later he grew vegetables in a small nursery in
Biggar St, then sold them from his horse and cart.
However, without the support of Southland's locals,
the business may never have grown from that
small nursery in Biggar St (now Balmoral Drive),
to the two present sites in Tweed St and Lorneville
These two retail outlets include a wholesale
nursery and a landscape service. The shop was
constructed on the Tweed St site in 1945 with
renovations in 2000 and the Lorneville Garden
Centre was purchased in 2001 and the Lorneville
wholesale nursery in 2002.
Soon after the Lorneville purchase in 2001, Diacks
decided to have a clearing sale, followed by an
auction, to clear all existing stock. What was left
was an empty garden centre and so began the
task of water blasting, painting and then restocking
to start with a fresh, new look.
Today, after further expansion in 2002, a
renovation spanning 2003-2004, as well as having
a well-planned layout and plenty of space for
stock, the garden centre enjoys a prime location.
Situated on the busy north-bound highway that
connects Invercargill to Queenstown and to
central, western and northern Southland, it brings
in farmers from country areas and retirees from
Winton and beyond, many of whom would not have
travelled across town to the Tweed St shop.
Customers like Lorneville's convenience and
appreciate the fact that it easy for freight
companies to collect their orders.
Change is a given in any business and Diacks
has seen plenty over the years, with plastic one
component that has been a major contributor to
the changing of growth and plant sales. Modern
equipment has also helped with improving
efficiency within the business, with Colin Diack
purchasing Invercargill's first rotary hoe and,
latterly, seed sowing equipment, a potting machine
and a media mixer that are all utilised on a daily
Some things, however don't change over the years
and the Diack name and some of the faces behind
the counter are a testament to that. With the help
of loyal staff and the large Diack family presence,
the team at Diacks Nurseries have all worked
together to achieve over 100 years of a successful
Additional information sourced from Seeds of Success
(The Diacks Story), Hannah Diack.
TOPIARY & TREES
We carry a range of artificial flowers, topiary and
trees and have a hire service available.
& EDIBLE PLANTS
We stock one of the
largest ranges of
fruit trees and edible
plants in the country
and supply NZ wide.
We also grow our
own vegetables and
pack our own range of
We have a full range garden care products
including herbicides, pesticides, fungicides
We know what works, so call in for
GIFTS FOR GARDENERS
We carry a range of gifts including wall art,
statuary, bird baths, books, pots & vouchers.
Free gift wrapping service available.
Grow lights, nutrients, hobby
sets plus assorted accessories --
everything you need.
We offer landscaping
Southland. We can construct
and supply all materials:
pavers, roll out turf, bark
chips, brushwood fencing,
bulk composts, punga
& sleeper edging.
BULBS & PERENNIALS
Huge range of bulbs & perennials, we grow all of our
own annuals. Available seasonally.
We stock an ever changing range to suit all tastes
and size requirements. From water features, lighting,
pumps & liners to large garden features and
doorstep ornaments we have it all.
TREES & SHRUBS
We grow most of our
own! Specimen trees,
native plants, shelter and
& camelias, revegetation
plants, bulk landscaping
plants. Massive range to
suit all requirements!
TWO GREAT LOCATIONS
628 Tweed Street, Invercargill 849 North Rd, Lorneville.
Phone 03 216-8265 | www.diacks.co.nz
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