Here at Ashton Glen we are CLOSED for the period of the COVID-19 Lockdown. 

During this period I can continue to take orders (via the website, email or phone) as I work alone (here at home) with my ever on-going nursery work. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Orders will NOT be dispatched / delivered until the lockdown is lifted in 4 or so weeks time. 

This nursery is a non-essential business and freight usage during this period is also non-essential.  

In the meantime I wish you all a very safe time and I hope you get out into your garden and enjoy time there.

 

Alpines

Alpines

The plants I have listed here may not all be strictly Alpines by horticultural right, but more truly are dwarf perennials. I have placed in this Category all the plants that grow less than 30cm high and do well in my own Rock Garden - thus I have listed them as Alpines for the sake of this website.
(An Alpine is more correctly a plant that grows in a high altitude place above the tree line.  A place of harsh conditions, low temperatures, short growing season and dryness as well).   Some of listed plants are natives of alpine areas of Europe but have adapted over a long period to New Zealand, both by time and breeding.  All the listed plants are hardy - if a plant variety has to be "nursed" along in my nursery then they unfortunately get to live in the compost bin!