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Next Open Days are Friday 22nd January 10 - 2pm, and Saturday 23rd January 10 - 2pm.
Also, most days we can arrange to meet you at the yard to view/buy the larger outdoor stock, for Potting Mix, and pre-arranged Trade Me pickups.

Use email to, not that horrible Facebook place. Don't text questions needing long complicated answers or I'll end up smashing my phone again.
We sell intermittently on Trade Me, where we trade as desertmaniacs: click that link to see our current (but intermittent) listings.

Use email: (not Facebook)

Mail order is no longer offered. NO SHIPPING except Trade Me. We do not have stock to supply at wholesale rates. No lists.

(Our opening hours are intermittent so we can focus more on production. Sorry about that.)

Selling fine succulents (including cacti) since 1982.


This website's Shop section is completely destocked, too time-consuming. Email requests to NO SHIPPING except Trade Me and special (profitable) orders.

No lists available, too time-consuming. The Library here is a (partial) list of plants that we have grown in the past, some of which we still grow. Come to the nursery for the current selection.

Coromandel Cacti was started in 1982 by Martin Walker at Sandy Bay, Port Charles near the top of the Coromandel Peninsula. He moved the nursery in 1996 to Mt Wellington, Auckland. Eventually 4000 sq metres of greenhouses were filled, plus large outdoor areas. NZ has never had such a range of succulents available. Downsized in 2010 for a major Transpower project through the nursery property. Rebuilt the half we were allowed to retain then a policy shift regarding no buildings on Transpower land meant we had to demolish them too! Still open to the public intermittently at 170 Mt Wellington Highway, where I am the Black Knight of Cac & Succ (refer Monty Python sketch for the meaning).