Our Story

The Beginning

Sunshine Environmentals was founded by Daniel Richards in 2005. Having grown up with an interest in plants and nature, today Daniel remains passionate about horticulture, the environment and having happy customers!



In 2014, Darryl Gibbons, who also has a horticulture background came on boars as a Sales Rep. He’s had many roles in horticulture having worked for two different nurseries. These include Propagation, Production Supervisor and Dispatch. These experiences and roles have contributed to his great knowledge of a wide variety of plants.


Sunshine Environmentals are an established wholesale nursery business, centrally located in Manawatu where we have been busy sending out quality nursery plants since 1975.

We provide an inspiring range of trees and shrubs from the special to the sought-after and have experienced growers skilled in NZ Natives, ornamental shrubs and specimen trees etc.

Nursery Tips

For many of us, the month of September can dictate the start of the slide into the off-season; as summer exhales and momentum begins to slow. This month really is about enjoying your garden at it’s peak, so please do take the time out to relax in the garden (even if it is between showers!)