Winter Gardenz Feedback and Testimonials
Welcome to the Winter Gardenz feedback and comments page. Please feel free to email us with any comments, feedback, ideas, including photos, hints and tips for other gardeners. We enjoy sharing your growing stories and encourage you to join in!
"The glass house really is a retreat for me and an opportunity to play and experiment with plants, this year I decided to experiment with growing Frangipani and had more fragrant flowers for longer than I could have dreamed of! The other benefit of my glass house has been to produce my own hybrid plants given that the environment can be controlled by me to avoid accidental pollination.
I bought my greenhouse from Portstone here in Christchurch after a good study of the alternative offerings (including physical inspections) and confirm your product as far superior. The components and labeling are excellent and I have found the instructions great I expect the greenhouse to be a fine asset on completion.
Hi guys! Just wanted to say I am so happy with my new greenhouse. When I saw your display at Fieldays this year I fell in love with your display model, little did I know my partner had planned on buying me one, so was a huge surprise!
The quality and craftsmanship of each component is outstanding, my partner said it was a breeze to put together and the instructions were so simple to follow. He had built a flatpack garden shed for me the weekend before and it was very challenging, he would rather build 10 of your greenhouses than another garden shed lol.
My greenhouse is my haven, I check on my plants at least twice a day, before work and after work, usually with a wine in my hand (I have installed my own wine glass holder in there) I have also put in solar lights and my partner installed battery operated LED lights for me, so I can garden any time! Thank you again for such an awesome product, I totally recommend your products, your company and your customer service.
Cheers, Sandra Brougham
Hi. What a fantastic Greenhouse you supplied us. We requested a Twinwall Polycarbonate roof on our Shade house section instead of the aluminium shade panels. This has been absolutely brilliant and enables us to grow plants that don’t like being wet all year round and when we have flowers they don’t get ruined by rain. Here a a few photos
Hi, Thank you for your words of wisdom. Your suggestions are very handy and will be followed as I trial the transition period for my seedlings. I am thoroughly enjoying the new experience. The down pipe kit arrived thank you so much. Not attached as yet but will get around to it in the short term hopefully. Have only installed one opener at this stage and it is working perfectly. All in all my choice having spoken to you at the Field Days was a very sound one. I hope that sales continue to bloom for you all as you have the product and follow that up with great personal interest. I thank you sincerely for taking a sincere interest in me. Very kind regards
"A few pics of our greenhouse for you. We are very pleased with how the whole project has gone; thanks for good instructions and an amazing greenhouse. Lots of great engineering!" Warren S (Wanaka)
"Top Quality Product! Just bought one (6x10) in Tasmania. Excellent quality product. Well packed and all parts present. Excellent instructions (would have been quicker to build if I had followed them more carefully)!!! Will be recommending this to others." Craig W (Tasmania)
Hi John Many thanks for help in getting started assembling my new green house. Once I got started i found the instructions supplied to be easy and logical to follow. The assembly from the back of the ute to finished was 2 days, but being a bear of little brain i was a little slow of the mark so many thanks for your help getting started. To say i'm pleased with the finished product is a bit of an understatement! Thanks again for a great product and your help" John (South Island)
Great greenhouses guys, bought one last year and have enjoyed fresh clean cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage through the winter. Awesome for Invercargill, Southland. Lindsay W (Invercargill)
“Thanks for the brilliant Greenhouses! Not the easiest area to construct in but they went together like a dream” Stephen F (Greenhithe)
“I just want to congratulate you on the wonderful greenhouses you manufacture. They are quite ingenious the way they go together and as you can see from the photo has withstood the heaviest snow in living memory. I am stunned at just how warm it has remained inside during this extended spell of extremely cold and foul weather. I had been looking for the right greenhouse for quite some time, and was most impressed with a demo one I saw in a local garden centre. I am even more impressed after assembling mine and seeing it in action. Thank you and keep up the wonderful work” Graeme P (Christchurch)
“I was a little concerned about the weight of snow on my greenhouse, but it has had no problem at all. Looking forward to getting some seedlings going soon.” Jim H (Christchurch)
“Dear Michelle, Here for you is a pic of the new addition to out garden, we are both very pleased with the finished article and we are looking forward to having hours of fun in it and eating the produce. Great design best we have seen.” Bob K (Mosgiel)
“Here are a few photos of the greenhouse - almost ready to load up with plants... Sorry, hard to get full size photos of the greenhouse as it is tightly fitted into the space previously occupied by the old polyhouse. A tip for others when fitting the rubber beading - spray the area to be fitted with warm water with some detergent added and use the blunt end of an old tooth brush to push the rubber home. Thanks again for the great backup with advice and extra parts as required - I am stoked with the result!” Graeme B (Nelson)
“You guys are amazing! I was on the motorway home when I got the call that the delivery of one green house was about to be done – we are thrilled and very impressed with your service and just wanted to thank you so very much for this incredible promptness!... We are thrilled and looking forward to our produce coming over winter – it is very warm in there for sure!” Karryn M (Wainuiomata)
"I would like to congratulate you on the quality of its components and the ease with which I was able to put it together. The instructions for assembly were very easy to follow. I found it relatively simple to do the whole job by myself. I look forward to using the greenhouse and to seeing how well it performs in the Wellington environment." Bob H (Wellington)
“I must tell you how delighted we are with our greenhouse. It is working perfectly, and we are enjoying a variety of vegetables which are thriving. I installed a watering system and built raised beds along each side wall so we get the maximum growing space. It is most enjoyable having your product in the garden and we have had many compliments. I thank you again for the efficient way in which it was freighted down. I should have ordered more brackets at that time because I now need them for string lines etc.” Peter A (Paraparaumu)
“I purchased the greenhouse last month and I found the instructions to be very easy and understanding. I got the base down first, square and level, measuring corner to corner crossways, put the two ends together with the top cross-member, then the rest was easy. The best part of the instructions was ‘ have a cuppa’. Thank you, I am very satisfied with my new addition. Thank you also for the tip for the shade.” Derek M (Howick)
“I thought you might like a couple of views of the greenhouse in situ (with Mt Taranaki in the background).One pic has the removable bird screen in place – a hours work from scrap timber I had on site.It works well and just lifts out of the door runners.” Graham S (New Plymouth)
“We just want to congratulate you on the quality and finish of the greenhouse which was erected for us last week. The strength of the components and the system you have for fixing them together is far superior to that of other imported models of a similar type. We know – we had one and erected it in August and that weekend a brisk Wellington wind took off the door, some of the roof panels, and collapsed the end in such a manner that it was irreparable” Barrie K (Karori)
We took delivery of your kitset Green House in early August and erected it on August 21st. We put it up ourselves as a family project! It has now survived a 7.1 earthquake and 691 aftershocks to date. Cheers. Roger. (I now have a 'Man Cave')" Roger S (Christchurch)
“I purchased one of your Winter Gardenz greenhouses in October. WOW, I can’t believe that veges grow so fast. Tomato plants from 4 inches to 4 feet in 6 weeks. Money well spent. Great product. Thank you!” John V (Kaikoura)
“Congratulations on the design– we both think it is excellent. Not to mention the ability of the greenhouse to stand up to bad weather. – Great design! Thanks for the advice about the rubber beading. The difference it makes to the structure is amazing. I suppose you have noticed this many times, but I thought it was incredible how stiff the greenhouse became after only one wall and half the roof had been done.” John H (Canterbury)
These are photos from a lovely couple we met at the Rotorua A&P Show, they RAVED about their Winter Gardenz Greenhouse which they brought 2 years ago. They invited us back to show us their collection of fantastic Apple Cucumbers, hanging Cherry Tomato plants and lettuce. They welcome anyone in Rotorua interested to pop past and take a look! Enjoy. Wendy (Rotorua)
“This was no mean feat given the very variable weather in spring, including some record cold temperatures. The tomato is the heirloom variety and is known as an early fruiting variety and has certainly lived up to its claim. I planted it in our greenhouse in mid-September and it’s flourished. We are growing basil too and that’s also flourishing in the greenhouse.” Peter (Queenstown)
“My husband finally was able to put up our new greenhouse this weekend due to the weather. We are VERY happy with it! Thank you!!” Edwards Family (Morrinsville)
“What will I grow? Some children did planting in our new Winter Gardenz greenhouse today. First they put the potting mix into the pot then they had to decide what seeds they where going to grow. They could choose from cucumber or flower plants. After you put them in the pot you have to give them some water. Then we put them into the Winter Gardenz greenhouse to watch them grow!” Helensville Kindy
“Greetings. I purchased a greenhouse in early October and have just got around to assembling it. The instructions were superb and it went together with no problems.We are very pleased with how it has turned out.” John (Otago)
“I was given a Winter Gardenz Greenhouse for my 60th birthday present over 2 years ago. Since then I have grown plenty of great vegies and plants inside. However, my latest crop of Winter Tomatoes is outstanding and really worth emailing a photo. This photo was taken last weekend in my greenhouse with the 7th August Herald in front. The tomato plants are over 1.5m high and are now fruiting. Not bad for mid-winter and all the frosts we’ve had this year.” Reg (Auckland)
“Thank you very much for the prompt reply and the great advice. I have just completed building our 8x12 greenhouse. Very impressed with the kitset and with the finished result. Thank you for a great greenhouse!” Steve C (Timaru)
“I was amazed to find the carrier coming up the drive on Tuesday to deliver the greenhouse, so soon after I had placed the order. Thank you for your very efficient action in sending it so promptly. Thanks again for your excellent service.” Peter (Paraparaumu)
“Thanks for that Michelle, Your internet site is superb and your personal follow up was very much appreciated Michelle.We look forward to installing the product and being able to promote your product to others.” Nancy (Dunedin)
“I visited your stand at the Ellerslie Flower Show in Christchurch and saw your product for the first time and liked the construction - having had 2 Eden glasshouses in the past.” Bill W (Christchurch)
“For nearly 3 years I have been growing vegies, flowers, seedlings and cuttings in my Winter Gardenz Greenhouse. Although it looks like a jungle, it provides an awesome space for growing and the tomatoes, basil and courgettes off season. Thank you!” Michelle (Auckland)
“Yep, beauty, received the Greenhouse yesterday afternoon. Many thanks for the really good service." Keith (Wellington)
“We bought our Winter Gardenz greenhouse almost 2 years ago and live in an area that is prone to very strong winds and it has stood up to all that nature has thrown at us. Last winter we had several minus 4 degree frosts but the temperature inside the greenhouse was still above zero, and with the vents and doors open this summer, the plants have remained healthy & productive even though everything is suffering from the heat and bugs in our outside gardens. It has proved very good for raising seeds & propagating cuttings as well. Many thanks to a great company for an excellent product.” Grant T (Northland)
“I purchased this at the Mystery Creek Fieldays 2008, we had it in the garden 2 days and got 27cm of snow! There is no damage what’s so ever, previous to this i was wondering how the frost would take to it as we have very heavy frost, but after seeing how its coped with the snow I can see there is no need to worry!” Rose F (Nelson)
“I grow a large selection of these unique African plants and the Winter Gardenz Greenhouse means I can control the climate and environment. It stays warm during winter (which these plants like) and keeps the frost out. I think the Winter Gardenz Greenhouse is sturdy, strong and well designed... actually i am looking at getting a second one!” Roy P (Auckland)