Oderings is a 100% New Zealand privately owned family business of six generations spanning over 84 years. We currently have 10 branches nationwide, five in Christchurch and five in the North Island.
How it all began
Oderings was started in 1929 by Alfred Odering and his son Raymond when they purchased a empty section in Stourbridge Street, Spreydon, Christchurch.
Tomato plants and fruits were their first crop followed later with ferns, begonias, lily bulbs and flowers. Rapid progress through to the 50's meant that Oderings had grown and become prominent florists in Christchurch.
By 1950 Oderings were arguably the largest grower of bedding plants in Christchurch and in this year Raymond's son Donald joined the family business, eventually taking over in 1956. In 1984 Donald thought it was time to open one other retail garden centre at Philpotts Road, Christchurch.
Donald's children were now involved in the business and were in tandem with him in the rapid progress in opening another six stores throughout the 80's and 90's. In 2000 Donald retired and has been succeeded by four of his and Isobel's children who throughout the 21st century thus far have opened four more branches, one of these replacing the old Ferry Road store.
Oderings as a company have a passion for plants. Our continuing success will depend of doing what we do best; growing, presenting and selling plants. Oderings have confidence in our quality and service and hope you will join us in one of our 10 stores nationwide.