Growing since 1975

Sunshine Environmentals are an established wholesale nursery business, centrally located in Manawatu where it has been busy sending out quality nursery plants since 1975.

We provide an inspiring range of trees and shrubs from the special to the sought-after and have experienced growers skilled in NZ Natives, ornamental shrubs and specimen trees etc.

Our purpose is satisfied customers and we guarantee you will be happy with our plants.  We run a business built on quality, reliability, and service. They are delighted to be able to contribute to the beautiful landscape of New Zealand.

We have loyal customers throughout the country including Garden Centres, Landscapers, Councils and Developers.

We are known for supplying good grades of healthy plants including Climbers, Flowering Shrubs, Groundcovers, Hedging Topiary and Native Revegetation.

Our services include Plant Sourcing, Contract Growing, Nationwide Promotions, Seed Collection, Landscape and Habitat Consulting, Alternative Land Use, etc.

We are keen to hear about your next project – we will be glad to provide a solution or refer you to one of our recommended contacts through the nursery industry.


Meet our customer service team

Daniel Richards


Sunshine Environmentals was purchased by Daniel Richards in 2005.  Having grown up with an interest in plants and the outdoors, today Daniel remains passionate about helping others succeed with plants! 

Darryl Gibbons


Darryl has had many roles in horticulture having worked in different nurseries. These include Propagation, Production Supervisor and Dispatch. These experiences and roles have contributed to his great knowledge of a wide variety of plants. He is very passionate about his role as a Sales Manager because of his love for plants, his enthusiasm in sales and his helpfulness to others.



Ray has a lifetime of experience in native plants along with agricultural and forestry roles. He has an infectious enthusiasm for the flora and fauna of New Zealand and the skills and knowledge toachieve your environmental enhancement goals.


Accounts and Administration



Do you love plants?

So, you have a passion for plants, flowers and would like to share it with the world? Let us know and become a part of Sunshine Environmentals inspiration for growing.

Contact us

  • Address

    75 Pinfold Road
    Palmerston North 4471