About Us

Leithfield Nursery

Leithfield Nursery is a family owned and operated business situated on the outskirts of Edendale.

Leithfield Nursery is New Zealand’s southernmost Forestry Seedling Nursery, operating for over 40yrs and proudly New Zealand owned.

With 150ha of free draining soil, Leithfield has always been a market leader in quality seedlings suppling Corporate Forest Companies and Forestry blocks throughout the South Island.

Being situated close to SH1, trees can be lifted and freighted to the planting site within 24-48hrs, Ensuring optimum health and survival of the seedling.

Currently stocking Pinus radiata and Douglas fir Leithfield has in the past as demand requires, grown Eucalyptus, Macrocarpa and Pinus nigra and is more than happy to talk with clients requiring other species.

Lifting, grading and root trimming of seedlings starts around Queens Birthday weekend and runs through until the end of August and is carried out by a dedicated team who have worked for Graeme for many years, ensuring a consistent quality seedling and the best return for the client.

Leithfield is owned by Graeme and Dyann Dodds for the last 25yrs, managed by Lyndon Mills and day to day crop management is attended to by Philip O'Neil.

Due to the high demand for Pinus radiata over the last couple of years early ordering is recommended and can be done by calling Lyndon on 027 200 6080 or Nursery 03 206 6746.

Graeme, Lyndon and Phil appreciate all past, current and future clients and are open for you to visit the Nursery at 230 Kamahi Road East, Edendale anytime between 8-4pm Mon – Friday.