About Us

Palmers Rotorua started life over 40 years ago growing hot house tomatoes. Over the years the store has developed into one of New Zealand’s largest Garden Centres with over 3500 square metres of undercover shopping with display gardens and Café.

Owner Darryl Pierce has over 25 years’ experience as well as a diploma in Horticulture with distinction from Massey University. Darryl writes the gardening articles for the local newspapers and is very proud of the Rotorua store.

For inspiration and ideas, a trip to Palmers Rotorua is a must. The award winning store has a huge range of plants, pots, and giftware and has over 60 working water features.  Many items in store are exclusive to Palmers Rotorua through direct importing.

Palmers Rotorua are your gardening local experts. The friendly knowledgeable staff have many years of combined experience and are happy to help you create your own slice of paradise. Happy Gardening!

Darryl’s Vietnam and China Buying Trip

Garden Makeover Service

We offer a Garden Makeover Service where we take out the guesswork for you. We will visit your garden and give advice on what to trim, what to remove, what to plant and where. All you need to do is plant the chosen plants or we can even organise that for you. See in store for more details. https://www.palmers.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Rotorua-EDM-idea.jpg



House of Eden

The House of Eden Décor shop is now open at Palmers with décor for the home and garden. We stock art, artificial plants, water features, pots, wall art, furniture and giftware. So for something really different, come and visit House of Eden, next to the café at Palmers.




Shadehouse Café

Sunshine or rain the Shadehouse Cafe is always the perfect place to enjoy some time out. We are proud to be associated with the fabulous Fixation Coffee. Our Barista’s are expertly trained and are passionate about the coffee they serve. We offer a wide range of food to satisfy your tastes. Our surrounding waterfalls and gardens are well established and so is our reputation for friendly service and great food. 




Palmers Rotorua

147 Sala Street, Rotorua
P. 07 347 7505
F. 07 346 1117
Open 7 days from 8.30am

Cafe hours from 9am to 4pm