About us

Our Lifestyle Centre

Located in the heart of the Wellington region with its own exit from the Plimmerton roundabout on SH1, Palmers Lifestyle Centre is the largest all weather garden centre in the Central/Southern North Island. Palmers Plimmerton has 2 acres of inspirational garden and lifestyle displays and garden goods, much of which is under cover for all weather comfort.

Our Team

We love gardening and enjoy sharing our passion and experience with you. With over 150 years combined staff experience Palmers Plimmerton are the local experts. Each team member has their own specialty field of expertise, plus gardens in our local climate so we understand your needs and can help with any design or plant advice. Palmers Plimmerton is proud to be 100% Wellington owned and operated – owner, Richard Persson, is a third generation kiwi nurseryman and technically qualified with a Diploma of Horticulture with Distinction from Massey University.

Around the store

We are the number one NZ destination for pond and water gardening, whether it’s a modern self contained water feature for your deck, a lily pond or a tranquil garden stream and waterfall, we have over 20 demonstration features going at any one time so there is bound to be one just right for you. Plus there is a comprehensive range of water features, lilies and other pond plants, pumps, pond fish and an array of pond care products to choose from.

By importing containers of pots and planters regularly from potteries in NZ and around the world we have a very extensive range, the very latest styles and colours, all at very reasonable prices. We are the Lower North Island dealer of Trueform Spas and always stock a good range of top quality NZ made spa pools at prices which we think cannot be bettered in the Wellington region. Our decor and gift shop within the store has become very popular with locals and is the perfect place to look for unique gifts. Other services include a plant hire service for weddings and functions, a free plant health clinic (just bring in a sample), a subsidised local delivery service and free gift wrapping.

For all your bulk landscaping and firewood supplies, the Goods Shed also has a unique range of paving and aggregate stone. Located beside Palmers large car park with convenient drive through access.

Holistic Acupuncture

Need some support for your health?  Visit the well-being experts at Holistic Acupuncture, located next door to Palmers in Plimmerton. Holistic Acupuncture offers high-quality traditional Chinese medicine services including acupuncture, cupping, therapeutic massage, herbs, lifestyle and diet advice.

With a focus on optimising emotional and physical health, treatments are designed to suit the age, medical history, constitution, diet, and lifestyle of each patient.  Stop in or call us today on 0210 571 751 to see how we can help you.


Specialist Weber Retailer

After Palmers Plimmerton owner Richard purchased a Weber of his own he became obsessed by the quality and innovation behind the brand. Weber have the most amazing products, as Consumer will attest.  They are very selective about who represents them as a specialist dealer, and we feel very special to be one of only a select few businesses chosen in the Lower North Island.



Backyard Café

Our new owners Tim and Esther Gurr. Tim helped set up and manage the iconic Flat White Café in London and has been roasting coffee for the last four years after being a chef for the last 15 years…there is nothing he doesn’t know about coffee. Esther is an extraordinary Barista and has run front of House at some top Cafés.


Backyard is a favourite for everyone, enjoy our freshly baked food whilst being surrounded by our beautiful décor and outdoor courtyard while the kids can stay occupied in the play area.



Palmers Plimmerton

99 St Andrews Road, SH1, Wellington
P. 04 233 8902
F. 04 233 8903
Open 7 days from 8.30am