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Meet The Team

Laurie Clark, together with his wife Lois, was the 'visionary' of Decor Gardenworld.  He was the founder of Decor Gardenworld (Tauranga Decor Garden Centre) which he established from nothing in 1967!  Back then Decor was way out in the countryside - quite a different story now!

The legacy continues with Dave and Ginny Clark.

DAVID CLARK – Managing Director
Dave has had many years of experience in the horticultural industry and is actively involved in the day to day running of business here at Décor Gardenworld.  Dave has vast plant knowledge and can assist you with your plant and product selection.  Mass planting? If you are looking for larger quantities of plants then Dave can source them direct and pass on the savings to you! Please contact us for more information. 

GINNY CLARK – Director and Landscape Designer
Dip Hort, Dip Parks and Garden Tech.
Ginny has many years of experience in the landscape design and retail garden centre industry.  She has worked and travelled extensively overseas and has been involved in a number of high profile central London parks, private gardens and estates.  Many Tauranga homes have benefited from Ginny’s design input and have withstood the test of time.  Ginny has extensive plant and local knowledge.  Currently she has an “Outdoor Lifestyle” radio show on Saturday and Tuesday mornings on Newstalk ZB and can be found at Décor as part of the team, either developing garden design plans, or helping customers with their plant selection.  Ginny is great at sourcing plants, gifts, water features and renovating and developing gardens and landscapes. 
Click here to see Ginny's Gardening Corner - all the advice and recommendations you will ever need!

Kerry will greet you with a smile in our lovely gift shop here at Décor Gardenworld.  If you are in search of gifts for that special someone, she can offer great choices and direct you to items in your price point. If you are looking for indoor plants to spruce up your home decor, or what plants clean the air, or what plants are more easy-care, then Kerry has a wealth of expertise in this particular area. Kerry is also wonderful at gift-wrapping and making that present look extra special.

Coming from a food background, Kathryn loves to grow and harvest her own fresh fruit and vegetables. You will find her in the shop.  Kathryn is loving the gifts we have in store including the scarves and jewellery.  She especially loves the huge variety of indoor plants which is always changing.

Jennifer brings her expertise to the office. 

Karen has comprehensive knowledge and experience of all things gardening and will gladly help you with all your planting and pest/disease control advice to ensure you get the right plants and products for your requirements. Karen is very creative and you will see her amazing visual displays throughout the Garden Centre. If you need help with plant selection, putting a container or hanging basket together, or anything else that requires a more visual display idea, Karen is the ideal person to chat with.

Vicki has many years of horticultural experience and she is particularly interested in trees, shrubs and plants for containers.  Vicki is the the person to assist you if you have a plant that is not growing properly, or with pest and disease control.

Andre loves all things pretty especially house plants. 
She is passionate about all the flowering plants which the bees are attracted to.  You'll find Andre both in the Gift Shop as well as the Garden Centre.

Chrissy is our newest team member. She is mad keen on indoor and outdoor plants and you'll often find her rearranging the shop to make sure it's looking it's best.


Larissa's delightful smiling face can regularly be found out in the Garden Centre. She'll help you find just the perfect plant for in your garden.