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Welcome to Nichol's

Otago and Southland's leading independent garden retailer

  • Nichol’s Famous Christmas Stores – Open Now!

    Add sparkle, seasonal cheer and festive fun to your home with a wide range of unique Christmas decorations and décor from Nichol’s. Giant santas, delicate angels and traditional nativity scenes and more – we bring you truly special items that captivate kids of all ages. View the full collection in stores.

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  • Feed your family with homegrown goodness

    Plant your own fruit trees and you’re planting a legacy of healthy eating for generations to come. Apples, peaches pears and more. All the favourites and a few lesser-known varieties too; you name it, Nichol’s has it!

    BROWSE FRUIT TREES
  • Put down bark or mulch before the weather heats up.

    Suppress weeds, retain moisture and improve soil with a layer of bark or mulches. Select from the range and organise delivery to your driveway today.

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December Gardening
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December Gardening

01 December 2020
Aside from getting the garden looking spick and span for when all your relatives come visiting over the Christmas period, there are certain, more mundane, things that need to...
November Gardening
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November Gardening

01 November 2020
November is action stations for the seed-sowing vegetable gardeners. So much has to be sown to keep us going through autumn and winter and is a good time to plant your...
Growing Peppers & Chillis
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Growing Peppers & Chillis

02 October 2020

If you want to harvest tasty sweet peppers and fiery chillies this summer, here are some quick an easy growing tips and tricks:

October Gardening
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October Gardening

01 October 2020
Tomato planting time is here again - and who can resist the temptation to eat sweet cherry tomatoes picked straight from the plant and still sunshine warm?! At Nichols we...
September Gardening
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September Gardening

01 September 2020
Welcome to Spring! September marks the beginning of Spring and holds the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. This means, the daffodils start coming out, Spring...
Fruit Trees
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Fruit Trees

12 August 2020
Fruit trees provide delicious fruit full of health benefits and antioxidants but they can often also perform additional functions, such as shade in summer, blossom in...
Pruning Fruit Trees
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Pruning Fruit Trees

05 August 2020
If left to themselves, fruit trees will quickly overgrow and become a scraggly mess in your otherwise pristine garden. The key to keeping them attractive and productive...
Citrus Fruit
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Citrus Fruit

03 August 2020
Once upon a time fruit trees could be found in every New Zealand garden but with today’s smaller gardens it is more difficult to find space. With careful selection,...
Bringing home your first pet cat
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Bringing home your first pet cat

21 October 2020
Deciding to bring a cat or kitten into your family is always an exciting prospect but, first, there's a few things that need taking care of before your latest family...
Ready for a new mouse, bird, bunny or guinea pig?
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Ready for a new mouse, bird, bunny or guinea pig?

07 August 2020

See if you're as prepared as you need to be and ask yourself: Am I willing to care for this pet for the duration of its life?

Ready for a new cat or dog?
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Ready for a new cat or dog?

16 March 2020
Owning a pet is a long-term commitment with the average life span of cats and dogs being around 12 years.  Some dogs and cats can even live until 15 or even...
Cats Meeting Dogs
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Cats Meeting Dogs

13 March 2020
Despite popular belief that cats and dogs are sworn enemies, if introduced correctly they can actually be great friends. This takes time however, and extreme caution as dogs...
Nichol’s Pod Classes!
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Nichol’s Pod Classes!

29 September 2020

The second of our gardening information series. Learn how to grow tomatoes and potatoes, and all about organic gardening.

Nichol’s Pod Classes!
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Nichol’s Pod Classes!

11 August 2020

Introducing our gardening information series. Learn how to grow fruit, herbs and vegetables in raised gardens and containers

2020 Fruit Trees are coming!
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2020 Fruit Trees are coming!

02 July 2020
Spring is just around the corner, which means more fruit trees are arriving in stores every week. You can get in early and pre-order these delicious trees so that you don't...
2020 Fruit Tree Catalogue
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2020 Fruit Tree Catalogue

08 June 2020
Nichol’s fruit tree catalogue is hot off the press; you’re invited to pre order now for July / August arrival in stores.  View the full catalogue here or pick...