Moffatt’s is proud to be New Zealand’s leading family-run flower business, supplying the finest, freshest roses and flowers from their Christchurch glasshouses since 1949. As the largest rose grower in New Zealand, and one of the largest flower wholesalers period, Moffatt’s grows 35 varieties of roses in a network of more than 20,000 square metres of sophisticated climate-controlled glasshouses in Halswell, 365 days a year. This results in an annual output of more than 3 million rose stems, along with some of country’s finest specimens of Phalaenopsis Orchids.
Having surrounded ourselves with a reputable collection of nationwide growers and freight networks, we ensure we have an extensive range of the freshest cut flowers available at all times, deliverable New Zealand-wide at an exceptional price point.
We are so confident that our product is fresh that we stand by it with a 100% replacement guarantee. As well as being the freshest flower supplier, we are well-priced all year. This value-for-money is made possible because of our scale and because we are good at what we do. We are a sophisticated operation that measures our success against the best in the world.
Minimising our impact on the environment is a key part of our operations at Moffatt's. We manage the use of chemicals through the sound environmental control of our greenhouses and are continually on the lookout for natural alternatives where ever possible, including using coconut husks (which are plentiful) instead of peat (a finite resource), as well as recycling everything possible, including our waste water.
However, it is our people that are the most important part of our company. Unashamedly passionate about flowers, the entire Moffatt’s team takes real pride in our work. With a wealth of knowledge in all areas right from growing to sourcing product, sales, and customer service, we’re able to ensure your Moffatt’s experience is as seamless and pleasant as possible whether you're coming into the Moffatt's Christchurch flower shop, picking your wedding flowers, dealing with us as a flower wholesaler, buying flowers online, or having a regular order of flowers arrive at your home or office every week.
Meet the Team
Steve Moffatt - owner
Steve is the owner and managing director of Moffatt's Flower Company. His father started Moffatt's in 1949 and became the first commercial rose grower in New Zealand. Steve joined the family business after his OE in 1972, and in 1980 bought an 8-hectare "hunk of land" in Halswell to grow his company on (literally!). Today, Steve is still at the helm of Moffatt's and is at Candys Road every day to ensure every flower is grown, presented and sold to Moffatt's high standards. The company continues to be a family business, with Steve's wife Barbara and children Emily and Jessica actively involved. Away from the greenhouses, Steve is a keen multisport athlete (he has even won the Coast to Coast Longest Day for his age group!) and has re-enacted an early mountaineer's adventure on Mt Cook.
Leonard Arkesteyn – production manager
Leonard, or Lenny as he is known to the team, is responsible for growing our beautiful blooms. Born in Holland to flower and vegetable growing parents, Lenny’s career was pretty well mapped out. Having spent the last 19 years living in New Zealand, Lenny’s extensive knowledge in growing quality flowers is behind the Moffatt’s success in growing our 35 rose varieties and stunning orchids.