Roger Hunter's Garden Centre has become a favourite destination for gardening enthusiasts looking for a bargain. Not only is it one of the best-value garden centres in Auckland, but it's also independently owned by local legend Roger, who has a passion for plants and almost 40 years experience in the industry. The garden centre is also serviced by his experienced team, who are on hand to offer helpful advice and tips.

The reason gardeners from all over the city come here is to spend an enjoyable afternoon wandering the walkways and bountiful gardens, pushing the Mangere Bridge garden centre's signature pink wheelbarrows. At Roger Hunter's Garden Centre, it's all about getting the best plants for less. There is everything from vegetable seedlings to shrubs to palms to NZ natives and fruit trees. There's also lots of indoor plants, flower punnets, fertilisers and potting mixes.

Often busy at weekends, it's definitely worth the time it takes to queue and make sure you have a good natter to Roger.

Products and specialities

Garden centre
Garden products
NZ natives
Citrus trees
Indoor plants
Flower punnets
Potting mixes


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I loved my visit to Roger's to buy sub-tropical plants for my garden. I was blown away by the low prices and the sheer scale of the place! I could only buy what I could fit in my wheelbarrow, so next time I'll bring a friend and get two barrow's full. I'll also come much earlier in the day, wow this place is busy! I can see why though, it's amazing and a lovely spot to sit in a queue to pay.

I just want to say a massive thank you to the team at Roger Hunters Mangere, Auckland - they were so lovely and helpful and made sure i got the best product at the best price around. Exceptional customer service is hard to find but these guys nailed it! Thanks again. Ash

Famous for its fruity owner, hot pink ever-so-camp wheelbarrows and great prices, Roger's has become a destination garden centre for Aucklanders far and wide. Expect theatrics from Roger (whose greatest expression of endearment is to throw you a playful insult or two), an atmospheric garden centre, personalised advice and money left in your pocket. Well worth the trip Darling!

Best nursery ever known

Roger Garden Centre is a wonderful place, reasonable price and kinds of plants

This place is worth driving all over Auckland for. It's pretty big and has the cheapest plants in the city! It's busy on the weekends but they work through the lines to purchase very quickly! Take cash!

Pick up a pink wheelbarrow and fill it with the cheapest plants around.

Ha. I'd read mixed reviews about this place with people saying how Roger can get a bit our of hand with the insults. You cannot take yourself too seriously if you come plant shopping here. Roger immediately addressed me as little miss perfect when I told him I'd have to check out the shape of a couple of cherry trees I was interested in.. Ahem.. Quite right.. And he mocked my urban assault vehicle - the Landrover Defender as being a bit Remuera.. Well Mt Eden if you don't mind.. VERY funny and great advice from Roger and I do love a man who gives you a bit of s&*t when you are out plant shopping. Felt like I was on a reality TV show with brilliant plants, awesome staff (who did skillfully spiral 4 large trees into the back of the landy, and great advice to boot. I told Roger I'd be back tomorrow and I will. Bought 2 meter (and nicely shaped) cherry trees for $30 rather than over $100 elsewhere. You rock Roger. 

Roger Hunter’s Garden Centre is the jewel of Mangere. Endless rows of botanical bargains and pink wheelbarrows meet you at the gate, and you’ll find Roger onsite taking your money, making you smile and giving out free gardening advice most days of the week.

What a bargain!!!

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