About Us

With a family history in the industry dating back to his Great-Grandfather, who grew freesias and table grapes in Dunedin in the early 1900s, it was somewhat inevitable that Paul Loader would end up in the business of flowers.


Having started growing their own roses simply to supply their florist shop, Paul and wife Lyn soon expanded the business when joined by daughter Michelle in 2000 to meet the ever-increasing demand for their quality product. Michelle's  husband Ian Kempthorne joined full-time in 2006.Paul and Lyn know all there is to know about flowers,

Committed to an energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly approach, the Polytechnic BioMass Boiler, which runs on woodchips rather than coal, is the first of its kind to be utilised by flower growers in New Zealand, while they go to great pains to ensure only the safest sprays are used on their flowers. 

Long-standing relationships with some of the world’s most renowned breeders, along with a commitment to consistently reviewing, adapting, and enhancing the way they operate, has allowed K&L Nurseries to enjoy consistent growth over the last decade, with the company now producing more than 70% of the South Island’s supply of Gerberas. They’re also active in the professional community as members of both Interflora and NZFGA ,and enjoy a strong association with Farmlands.