We are closed to the public year round, except for our Open Days (& eventual Workshops) – keep an eye out on our social media / email newsletter so you don't miss out on our next one. We don't have a pre-set schedule for them, and often decide quite at the last minute when we're going to have one.
As the farm is also my private home, please do respect my privacy (which I do hold very dear) and refrain from popping out unannounced.
No. Unfortunately because of the types of flowers we grow, the end of October - start of November is actually about the absolute worst week of the year to have a garden festival! It's right bang smack in the middle of our flower lull as things change from the early spring flowers to the late spring flowers (ie. ranunculus to roses), so it always falls right when the field is at it's least inspiring moment.
Practically it's also right bang smack in the middle of our push to get everything planted for summer (dahlias / summer annuals). The climate at our new farm in Tikorangi is quite different to Stratford, so it might be possible in future years to make it work with a few key tweakings to our planning schedules, but we are not close to being there yet.
Seeds & Bulbs
We have a few bulbs & seed releases throughout the year. Things usually sell out pretty quickly, so while we are working on adapting to better cater the demand, in the meantime we are prioritising letting our email subscribers have first notice of our launch/restocking times (the newsletter sign up form is in the bottom footer of the website).
Available in Autumn (February/March) Italian Anemone Corms NZ Tulip & Daffodil Bulbs Hardy Annual Seeds
Available in late Autumn/early Winter (June/July) Italian Ranunculus + Colibri Poppy Plants
Available Winter (June/July) Full Range of Seeds (Hardy & Summer Tenders)
To sign up, just enter your email into the form at the bottom of the page under 'NEWSLETTER'.
Besides special pre-orders (tulip bulbs & ranunculus plants), most orders are sent out within about 3–4-ish business days of orders being placed. Delivery then takes a few more days after that depending on your address & if you're rural delivery, and if your order is sent via snail mail or courier.
We may be a bit slower sending out right after our big releases as our very small team works through all the orders.
We are unable to combine separately placed orders. If you would like to order extra seeds/bulbs to your original order, please place a new order.
Please see our Shipping page for all our current rates.
While in the past we've actively imported/grown/sold dahlia tubers, from 2022 onwards we're scaling back our dahlia patch, and aren't specifically growing them for tuber production from here on out. We highly recommend you check out Sarah from Unfurlings collection when she has her annual sale.
We're currently taking a break from our usual fresh flower offerings for the time being.
We are currently taking a break from offering wedding & event flowers - we're a little too stretched thin setting up our other business offerings to be able to offer the level of service we'd like to, so we've made the hard decision to hit pause on all our wedding offerings for now.
We sell to a very small handful of florists throughout the country, but we're currently at out maximum capacity and aren't taking on any new florists — if this changes at any point we'll post about it on our Instagram page @emerdenflowers