Decor Gardenworld

Everything you need to know about our garden centre in Tauranga

About us

We are your local plant experts.

Décor Gardenworld is the place to come for all your garden needs. Because we’ve been locally family owned and operated for 55 years we know a thing or two about Tauranga gardens, the way they grow and what plants suit which spot.

Décor is a gardener’s paradise and a true destination within a large established garden site. There is no better place to find all your garden needs. We stock the very best of top quality plants suited to our local area which are backed up by our guarantee.

Dave and Ginny Clark own and operate Decor Gardenworld.



Décor Celebrates 56 Years 1967-2023

Fifty six years ago, Décor Gardenworld in Bethlehem was little more than a flat paddock. It was a blank canvas awaiting the germinating vision of two friends, Laurie Clark and Bob Banyard who met while working for Auckland City Council’s Parks and Reserves.

Laurie had decorated gardens for many dignitaries including the Queen, several Lord Mayors of London and the King of Thailand. Both men had very good jobs but decided to chuck them in and start a new adventure centred around their love of plants.

It was 1967, and at that time garden centres had barely made a mark on New Zealand’s landscape. They were a ‘relatively new idea’, says Laurie Clark.

“Stan Palmer had just opened a garden centre at Mount Eden and I said to Bob, why don’t we open one?” Tauranga seemed a good place and Bob had some land on Moffat Road which is still the original site for Décor. So on May 7, 1967, Laurie and Bob and their respective wives Lois and Jean, opened Décor Garden Centre. Later it was to become Décor Greenworld and today it is Décor Gardenworld.

Now operated by Laurie & Lois' son Dave and his wife Ginny, Decor is STILL the best garden centre in the Bay. Laurie & Lois and Bob & Jean's expert knowledge, advice, care, and enthusiasm is a strong legacy that will serve the Bay for many years to come. 

Garden Independent Network

Décor Gardenworld belongs to a group of independent Garden Centres from throughout New Zealand.

When wandering around our garden centre, you may see a selection of ican branded products.

The ican brand is our very own, created by the Garden Independent Network a group of independent Garden Centres from throughout New Zealand. In an age where prices have been pushed lower, quality can sometimes suffer. With ican products we are committed to quality and putting you first! Keep an eye out for the ican label in our store. You will be glad you did.

Garden Lovers Card

Here at Décor Gardenworld in Bethlehem, Tauranga we have a ‘Garden Lover’s Card’ especially for you – it’s our own edition of a V.I.P loyalty card – and to us you are a very important person!

As a Garden Lover’s Card holder you will be invited to special events and demonstrations. You will also be presented with special offers and vouchers to thank you for being one of our supportive valued customers.

A customer needs to spend $25 to be eligible for a card. Stamps are given thereafter for every $25 spent. Once a card is full the customer is eligible to receive $20 off of their NEXT purchase.

Contact us for more information or call in and see us here at destination Décor – you’ll be glad you did!

Exclusions​: Some items are excluded from the Garden Lover’s Card - these include: Brustics, Consignment Goods, Greenhouses, Large Concrete Pots, Bulk Lines eg special hedging discounts, Water Features, All Furniture Settings, Teak Furniture, Garden Art, Koru Sculptures and any other discounts we may feature from time to time. The use of Vouchers does not apply for the Garden Lover’s Card. Weekly in-store specials are eligible for the card, however, other discounts such as Landscape Discounts are not eligible.

Meet our experts

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. 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, sourcing plants, or helping customers with plant selection.


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.


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.


Colin loves all things pretty especially flowering plants. He is passionate about all the flowering plants which the bees are attracted to.  You'll find Colin out in the Garden Centre.  Colin comes from a long history of floristry so he loves to tell you about the best plants to buy for cut flowers.


Linda is our cheeky checkout chick. Linda is excited to be working in one of the best and prettiest garden centres in Tauranga.


Yvonne can be found in the gift shop. She'll help you find just the perfect gift for yourself or someone else.


Shellie is usually out in the garden centre.  She has completed some horticultural papers and would love to help you with the plants that will best suit your garden.

Visit Decor Gardenworld

165 Moffat Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga

Garden Centre Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Bloom Cafe Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

07 576 4777 Email

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