Duncan and Davies Nursery Catalogues

Duncan & Davies was New Zealand’s largest plant nursery and founded in the late 1800s. A history of this nursery was documented in the book:

Jellyman, A. 2011. The growing world of Duncan and Davies: A horticultural history 1899–2010. Published by the Sir Victor Davies Foundation for Research into Ornamental Horticulture.

Here we provide free access, for non-commercial use, of this historically significant series of catalogues. We thank the following funders for making this project possible:

  • Sir Victor Davies Foundation (2012, $7.5k)
  • Peter Skellerup Plant Conservation Scholarship (2012, $2.5k)
  • The George Mason Trust (2013, $5k)
  • Lottery Environment and Heritage grant (2014, $28.5k).

Auckland Botanic Gardens, Landcare Research, and the libraries at Plant & Food Research and Lincoln University kindly supplied copies of their nursery catalogues for scanning and digitisation.

Special thanks to Stepping Stones Nursery Ltd, owners of the Duncan & Davies name, for their permission to digitise this catalogue collection.

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Wholesale Catalogue, August 1994, 68 pp.
 
 
 
 
North Island Spring/Summer Tradelist, 1993, 72 pp.
 
 
 
 
North Island Early Spring Tradelist, 1993, 46 pp.
 
 
 
 
North Island Winter Tradelist, 1993, 58 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Price List, Summer/Autumn 1993, 41 pp.
 
 
 
 
Time Out!! November's novelties, [1992], 22 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Price List, Spring 1992, 30 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Price List, Autumn/Winter 1992, 38 pp.
 
 
   
 
Indent, 1992, 114 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Price List, Summer 1991-1992, 32 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Price List, June/July 1991, 36 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Price List, April/May 1991, 70 pp.
 
 
 
 
Indent, 1991, 112 pp.
 
 
 
 
International Young Plant Catalogue, a treasury of distinctive plants, [undated, c. 1991], 68 pp.
 
 
   
 
Autumn Trade List, 1990, 52 pp.
 
 
 
 
Amenity Horticulturists, end of season stock take, February 1990, 10 pp.
 
 
 
 
Spring Trade List, 1989, 64 pp.
 
 
 
 
Winter Trade List, 1989, 68 pp.
 
 
   
 
Supplementary list to our current trade list for public amenity horticulturists, June-August 1989, 34 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, February/March 1989, 52 pp.
 
 
 
 
Letter, freight rates and new product list, January 1989, 15 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, November/December 1988, 32 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, August/September 1988, 52 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, June/July 1988, 54 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, April/May 1988, 24 pp.
 
 
 
 
Autumn Bonanza, March 1988, 2 pp.
 
 
 
 
Indent, 1988, 22 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, December 1987, 29 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, March/April 1987, 10 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, January/February 1987, 14 pp.
 
 
 
 
Indent, December 1987, 4 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, October 1986, 36 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Trade List, August-September 1986, 46 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, July 1986, 38 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Trade List, May-June 1986, 76 pp.
 
 
   
 
Welcome to 1986, 14 pp.
 
 
 
 
UK Catalogue, 1985-1986, 100 pp.
 
 
 
 
Late winter season flyer ... instant order form ... until 15 October 1985, 14 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, September 1985, 50 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, August 1985, 78 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, June 1985, 74 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Trade List, April 1985, 78 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, Wholesale Trade List, March 1985
 
Wholesale Trade List, March 1985, 18 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, February 1985, 24 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, December 1984 - January 1985, 18 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies Wholesale Trade List, October 1984
 
Wholesale Trade List, October 1984, 46 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, July 1984, 46 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, May/June 1984, 46 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, April 1984, 68 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, March 1984, 60 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, February 1984, 30 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Division, 1984 Advance Order List, 92 pp.
 
 
 
 
Blooming Bonanza leaflet, 1984, 4 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Trade List, December 1983 to January 1984, 20 pp.
 
 
 
 
Surplus liner stock, [undated, 1983?], 6 pp.
 
 
 
 
Surplus liner stock, last offering for 1983, 6 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, November 1983, 24 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, October 1983, 22 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, August 1983, 46 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, July 1983, 52 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, June 1983, 46 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, May-June 1983, 44 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, May 1983, 56 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, April 1983, 54 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, March 1983, 32 pp.
 
 
 
 
Advance Order List, January 1983, 62 pp.
 
 
 
 
'High Health' roses for 1983, 18 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, December 1982 to January 1983, 26 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Trade List, October 1982, 30 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, September 1982, 30 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, August 1982, 44 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, Wholesale Trade List, July 1982
 
Wholesale Trade List, July 1982, 34 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Trade List, June 1982, 30 pp.
 
 
 
 
Advance Order List, 1982, 48 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, covers two months, December 1981 & January 1982, 33 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, November 1981, 29 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Trade List, October 1981, 28 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, September 1981, 34 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, August 1981, 56 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, July 1981, 49 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, June [1981], 48 pp.
 
 
 
 
Field Grown Product List, 1981, 32 pp.
 
 
 
 
Last orders please before we replant, September [1981], 14 pp.
 
 
   
 
New Product Descriptions, [1981], 4 pp.
 
 
   
 
Commercial Cut Flower & Foliage Growers, Product List for 1980-1981, 12 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, September 1980, 26 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, August 1980, 30 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, July 1980, 49 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, June 1980, 34 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, May 1980, 43 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, March 1980, 38 pp.
 
 
 
 
Auckland Holding Yard Trade List, 26 February 1980, 6 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Trade List, January 1980, 23 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Trade List, January 1980 - forward order list for field grown product, 25 pp.
 
 
 
 
List B, Smaller Grade Plants, [undated, 1980?], 2 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Division, [undated, 1980?], 26 pp.
 
 
   
 
Roses for the 1980s [undated], 22 pp.
 
 
 
 
Duncan and Davies' Guide to Fruit and Nut Trees, [undated, 1980s-1990s?], 5 pp.
 
 
 
 
Supplementary to November trade list ... closing date: 10th Dec, [undated], 3 pp.
 
 
 
 
Specials. List of trees & shrubs for parks planting ... July 15 - August 15, [undated], 8 pp.
 
 
 
 
Auckland Yard Special Trade List, [February-March, undated], 2 pp.
 
 
 
 
Auckland Yard Special Trade List, [February-March, undated], 6 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Division, [1979 or 1980?], 8 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies wholesale trade list, September 1979
 
Wholesale Trade List, September 1979, 32 pp.
 
 
   
 
Surplus Growing On Lines, September 1979, 8 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies Limited Auckland holding yard trade list, 31 August 1979
 
Auckland Holding Yard Trade List, 31 August 1979, 10 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies wholesale tree and shrub list, April 1979
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, April 1979, 14 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, March 1979, 12 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, January 1979, 10 pp.
 
 
 
 
UK Catalogue, 1978, 22 pp.
 
 
 
 
Trees, Shrubs and Climbers, 1978, 144 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan & Davies wholesale tree & shrub list, December 1978
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, December 1978, 8 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan & Davies wholesale tree & shrub list, November 1978
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, November 1978, 10 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan & Davies wholesale tree & shrub list, October 1978
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub list, October 1978, 10 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan & Davies wholesale tree & shrub list, September 1978
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, September 1978, 18 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, August 1978, 26 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan & Davies supplement to wholesale tree & shrub list, July 1978
 
Supplement to Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, July 1978, 20 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan & Davies wholesale tree & shrub list, July 1978
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, July 1978, 28 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, June 1978, 22 pp.
 
 
 
 
Trees & Shrubs Come to Town. Yes Sir! We have come to Auckland, May [1978], 17 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan & Davies wholesale tree & shrub list, May 1978
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, May 1978, 18 pp.
 
 
 
Duncan & Davies wholesale tree & shrub list, April 1978
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, April 1978, 10 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, February [1978?], 12 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, January 1978, 16 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, Nov-Dec 1977, 22 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, October 1977, 16 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, September 1977, 26 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, August 1977, 28 pp.
 
 
 
Duncan & Davies Ltd wholesale tree & shrub list, June 1977
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, June 1977, 26 pp.
 
 
   
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, May 1977, 20 pp.
 
 
 
 
Wholesale Tree & Shrub List, March 1977, 14 pp.
 
 
   
 
Tree & Shrub List, March 1977, 8 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan & Davies Nurseries ...list of container grown plants specially prepared for summer planting, 1976
 
...list of container grown plants specially prepared for summer planting [1976], 22 pp.
 
 
   
 
Catalogue, 1976, 150 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, Roses, 1975
 
Roses, 1975, 20 pp.
 
 
   
 
Catalogue, 1975, 146 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, 75th Anniversary Catalogue, 1974
 
75th Anniversary Catalogue, 1974, 132 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, Rose Catalogue, 1973
 
Rose Catalogue, 1973, 16 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, Catalogue, 1973
 
Catalogue, 1973, 126 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, Catalogue, 1972
 
Catalogue, 1972, 116 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, Shrubs - Trees - Roses, 1971
 
Shrubs – Trees – Roses, 1971, 92 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, Shrubs and Trees, 1970
 
Shrubs and Trees, 1970, 124 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, Shrubs and Trees Catalogue, 1969
 
Shrubs and Trees Catalogue, 1969, 96 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, House of Meilland (Universal Rose Selection) Roses for 1969
 
"House of Meilland" (Universal Rose Selection) Roses for 1969, 16 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, Roses for 1968
 
Roses for 1968, 10 pp.
 
 
 
Duncan and Davies, Shrubs and Trees, 1968
 
Shrubs and Trees Catalogue, 1968, 78 pp.
 
 
 
 
Shrubs and Trees (Austerity Edition), 1968, 74 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan and Davies, Shrubs and Trees for New Zealand Gardens, 1967
 
‘Peach Bonanza’, Shrubs and Trees for New Zealand Gardens, 1967, 102 pp.
 
 
 
Duncan and Davies, Shrubs and Trees for New Zealand Gardens, 1966
 
Shrubs and Trees for New Zealand Gardens, 1966, 95 pp.
 
 
 
 
Complete Catalogue and Cultural Guide, 1965, 316 pp.
 
 
   
 
Complete Catalogue and Cultural Guide, 1964, 332 pp.
 
 
 
 
Complete Catalogue and Cultural Guide, 1963, 294 pp.
 
 
   
 
Complete Catalogue and Cultural Guide, 1962, 283 pp.
 
 
 
 
Complete Catalogue and Cultural Guide, 1961, 282 pp.
 
 
   
Duncan & Davies Limited special pre-catalogue offer of Camellias, 1961
 
Limited special pre-catalogue offer of Camellias, 1961, 2 pp.
 
 
 
 
Complete Catalogue and Cultural Guide, 1960, 246 pp.
 
 
 
 
Complete Catalogue and Cultural Guide, 60th Anniversary 1959-1960, 241 pp.
 
 
   
 
Complete Catalogue, 1956 season, 134 pp.
 
 
 
Duncan and Davies, Select List of Rhododendrons, 1955
 
Select List of Rhododendrons, 1955, 4 pp.
 
 
 
Duncan and Davies, Complete Catalogue, 1955 season
 
Complete Catalogue, 1955 season, 132 pp.
 
 
 
Duncan and Davies Supplementary List of Trees, Shrubs and Climbing Plants, 1954
Supplementary List of Trees, Shrubs and Climbing Plants, 1954, 12 pp.
 
 
Duncan and Davies, Special List of Rhododendrons Including many New Hybrids, c. 1953
Special List of Rhododendrons, Including many New Hybrids, [undated, c. 1953], 12 pp.
 
 
Duncan and Davies, New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs and Plants, 1953-1954
New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs and Plants, 1953-1954, 72 pp.
 
 
 
New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs and Plants, [undated, early 1950s], 68 pp.
 
 
 
Duncan and Davies, Catalogue of Trees, Shrubs and Climbers, 1952-1953
Catalogue of Trees, Shrubs and Climbers, 1952-1953, 180 pp.
 
 
 
Hardy Perennials, Alpine and Rock Plants, [undated, c. 1950s?], 32 pp.
 
 
 
 
Hardy Perennials, Alpine, Rock Plants and Aquatics, etc., [undated, c. 1950s], 32 pp.
 
 
 
Duncan and Davies, Catalogue No. 4, Fruit Trees, with cultural directions and full descriptions, c. 195?
Catalogue No. 4, Fruit Trees, with cultural directions and full descriptions, [undated, c. 1950s], 20 pp.
 
 
Duncan and Davies, Trees, Shrubs and Climbers, 1950-1951
Catalogue of Trees, Shrubs and Climbers, 1950-1951, 165 pp.
 
 
 
Catalogue of Trees, Shrubs and Climbers, [undated, 1940s-1950s], 153 pp.
 
 
 
 
Catalogue of Choice Nursery Stock, [undated, 1940s-1950s?], 128 pp.
 
 
 
Duncan and Davies, Catalogue of Choice Nursery Stock, c. 1947
Catalogue of Choice Nursery Stock, [undated, c. 1947], 142 pp.
 
 
Duncan and Davies, Catalogue No. ? Fruit Trees, with cultural directions and full descriptions, c. 194?
Catalogue No. ? Fruit Trees, with cultural directions and full descriptions, [undated, c. 1940s], 16 pp.
 
 
Duncan and Davies, Choice Nursery Stock, 1938
Choice Nursery Stock, 1938, 186 pp.
 
 
 
New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs and Plants, [undated, 1930s], 62 pp.
 
 
 
 
New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs, Plants, Ferns and Seeds, [undated, 1930s?], 76 pp.
 
 
 
 
New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs, Plants, Ferns and Seeds, [undated, 1930s?], 76 pp.
 
 
 
 
New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs, Plants, Ferns and Seeds, [undated, 1920s-1930s?], 68 pp.
 
 
 
Duncan and Davies, New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs, Plants, Ferns and Seeds, 1929
New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs, Plants, Ferns and Seeds, 1929, 44 pp.
 
 
Duncan and Davies, General Catalogue of Choice Nursery Stock, 1929
General Catalogue of Choice Nursery Stock, 1929, 137 pp.
 
 
Duncan and Davies, New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs, Plants, Ferns and Seeds, 1927
New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs, Plants, Ferns and Seeds, 1927, 40 pp.
 
 
Duncan and Davies, General Catalogue of Choice Nursery Stock, 1927
General Catalogue of Choice Nursery Stock, 1927, 136 pp.
 
 
Duncan and Davies, New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs, Plants, Ferns and Seeds, 1926
New Zealand Native Trees, Shrubs, Plants, Ferns and Seeds, 1926, 36 pp.
 
 
Duncan and Davies, General Catalogue of Choice Nursery Stock, 1925
General Catalogue of Choice Nursery Stock, 1925, 116 pp.
 
   

 

 

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