Bristol Plants & Seeds is founded on Frank & Joy Bristol's 35 years of experience in production horticulture, supported by an intimate knowledge of nursery operations and seed technology.
Frank and Joy are experienced growers and successful horticulturalists. After 17 years as market gardeners and vegetable retailers Frank and Joy developed a successful nursery and seed growing business.
"Initially we became interested in seed production because of seed quality issues affecting the nursery operations. As a result we began producing seed for companies within New Zealand".
Joy's love of colour and flowers saw us branch out into the hanging basket design which has seen Bristol Plants & Seeds become synonymous with Whanganui's annual "Wanganui in Bloom" festival.
Bristol Plants & Seeds is fortunate to have a small group of staff members who are skilled in most areas of horticulture. All staff members including management are regularly assessed under the quality system, so that further training and a high standard of competency is maintained.
They have a range of Greenhouses and specialist horticultural equipment which is housed on 12 hectares of land in the fertile river valley next to the Whanganui River.
Pic: A much younger Frank