Waimea Nurseries

Our Story

Our Story

Waimea Nurseries is a leading supplier of trees to New Zealand's commercial growers of PIPFRUIT, STONEFRUIT, CITRUS, KIWIFRUIT, HOPS, FEIJOAS and OLIVES. 

Waimea Nurseries has been a supplier of fruit trees to orchardists since 1971, when the company was established by Doug and Georgi Simpson. Doug, his father and brothers had all operated nurseries and orchards including Golden Bay Nurseries, Simpson Bros, CH Simpson Nurseries and Stafford Lane Estate.  The nursery is owned and managed by Doug & Georgi’s son Michael and Angela Donaldson.  The tradition is continuing into the fourth generation with their children now involved in the business.

The nursery headquarters are in Waimea West, twenty minutes from Nelson City. The nursery covers over 120 hectares on the fertile Waimea Plains of Nelson with both field and container nursery production sites. 

Waimea Nurseries has built a reputation of being New Zealand’s leading fruit tree nursery based on quality, trust and innovation. Growing excellent quality trees is a focus across the whole nursery, using industry best-practice propagation methods along with more innovative solutions.