Mercervale Daffodils and Nursery


Part of Nursery

Mercervale Daffodils & Nursery began as Mercervale Daffodils which grew from a lifelong association with growing and showing daffodils and became a small business offering daffodil bulbs for the garden, naturalising and exhibiting.

In 2013 I extended the business to include a choice and changing selection of bulbs, perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses and natives.

We welcome visitors to our daffodils during spring flowering and autumn when bulbs are ready. The peak of flowering is from mid September to mid October but there are many earlier and later varieties to enjoy. All year round (and if it's raining we have umbrellas!) you may peruse and select your daffodils from the photographic display in the barn and choose some choice plants from our nursery. We are open between 2-6pm most days but if you're travelling to visit please contact us first - we'd hate you to be disappointed.

Mercervale Daffodils & Nursery is named after our farm situated on Mercer Road, Waitepeka in South Otago which is in the lower east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.  We came here in 1990 and named our farm ‘Mercervale’, in honour of the Mercer family who first settled here in 1865.  Donald is the 5th generation to live on and farm this land on which the 6th generation now works and the 7th generation enjoy all the land has to offer.


General Terms of Business:

Please refer to section below if your purchase includes an out of bulb season order of daffodil bulbs

PLEASE NOTE:  Plants and bulbs cannot be sent beyond New Zealand

Ordering daffodil bulbs with other items? These will be shipped separately - your plants and/or garden goodies asap, your daffodil bulb order in autumn when ready.

Delivery Time

We endeavour to have your shop purchases to you as soon as possible following payment. Most orders are dispatched within the next 5 working days.  Plants, trees and shrubs will be couriered on Monday and/or Tuesday. This is done so that your plants aren't held over a weekend or public holiday in transit


At the time of your checkout you will be asked to select delivery or pick up. As our products are varied in shape, size and type we ask that you await our confirmation email informing you of the shipping charge or to arrange pick up time. WE CHARGE FREIGHT AT COST TO US and BE ASSURED WE USE THE SAFEST AND MOST ECONOMIC FREIGHT FOR YOUR PURCHASES.

Post & Packaging Rates General Guide:

  • Small numbers of bulbs and/or sizes (e.g. less than 50) sent via NZ Post. As they now have a rural charge this had increased from $7 to $13
  • Large numbers and/or sizes (e.g. more than 50) sent via courier - minimum charge $8 plus $6.00 added for rural. Please note our courier considers some towns as rural. We will notify you if this is the case and you may decide to send to a non rural address to pick up from.
  • Small plants (up to 9) - via courier $8 nationwide plus $6 added for rural (see above)
  • More than 9 small plants or large plants, trees & shrubs - via courier - South Island:  to Dunedin $8 per box; to Christchurch south $10 per box; North of Christchurch $14.50     North Island:  Up to 5kg of plants etc $16 per box;  Over 5kg and up to 15kg $24per box.
  • Non plant or bulb items - relative to size and weight - to be informed


Your purchases are sent boxed and/or packaged with care. We put our trust in those who handle your plants beyond our sending and you receiving. We cannot accept responsibility for damage of plants being shipped by any method or agency.

Ordering Daffodil Bulbs   

  • You may order your daffodil bulbs at any time. We will send when your order is paid for and ready (autumn)    
  • Orders are done in order of receipt – ‘first up, best dressed’ as they say!  .    
  • Gratis on all daffodil orders over $100.
  • Payment by direct credit or cheque upon confirmation by us of your order.  If your cheque is not honoured and/or payment not received, no contract exists and your bulbs will not be supplied unless payment is received in full.  Do not post cash please.
  • Occasionally, factors beyond our control mean that a variety cannot be supplied.  In this circumstance we substitute at our discretion with variety of similar value and quality.  Please indicate if you do not wish us to substitute, or list some alternatives of your choice.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not send daffodil bulbs out of New Zealand

All care is taken to ensure the health and quality of our daffodils bulbs and that they are true to name, however we give no warranty as to their growth and description, quality or productivity, and cannot accept responsibility for crop failure or accept responsibility for damage or loss occurred in transit.

We recommend planting immediately upon receipt. 

We request that if the purchaser does not accept the bulbs on the above terms, they are to be returned to us with 7 days of receipt.

International Orders only available for gifts, hardware etc. We will notify you of the freight charge. WE CHARGE FREIGHT AT COST TO US and BE ASSURED WE USE THE SAFEST AND MOST ECONOMIC FREIGHT FOR YOUR PURCHASES.

Bulbs & Plants cannot  be sent beyond New Zealand.

Mercervale Daffodils & Nursery

Nursery set in rural South Otago stocking native plants, grasses, perennials, trees and shrubs and bulbs. Specialist in daffodils and welcome visitors in spring to view the collection of over 800 named varieties. The daffodil barn has a photographic display for out of season selection of these spring beauties.