In October 2005 we, Pauline & Robert Livesey, purchased an established garden, lavender and rosemary propagation nursery in Waiuku, South Auckland, and became custodians of the North Island Lavender Collection.
Our aim was to restore the gardens to their former glory providing a fragrant, beautiful tourist attraction and continue to build upon the work of former owner, Peter Carter, by offering the greatest selection of lavender species in New Zealand.
Since then we have become full-time lavender growers making many changes to our slice of paradise. In addition to the existing lavender nursery we now have display areas, planted more rows of lavender, developed a workshop for product-making and the large cottage garden is flourishing.
We run workshops for small groups, entertain large groups with tours and talks and, during the winter months, get out and about the Auckland area to talk to a range of social groups. We don't have much time to sleep!
Our plants have been imported from all over the world. Leafy Hollow holds a collection of over 200 cultivars. Only a selection are advertised for sale at any one time. If you can't see what you are looking for in our catalogue contact us. We may be able to help.