Only OPEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4pm. 

Phone - 0800 394 946 

"CJ’s Drive Thru Plant Farm is the precocious younger sibling of Elliott's Wholesale Nursery in Amberley. A lovable rogue." 

CJ’s Drive Thru Plant Farm is a large-scale retail nursery supplying landscape, ornamental plants since March 2013. But we have been in the plant business A LOT longer than that. You see, CJ’s is the retail arm of the much larger Elliott's Wholesale Nursery, which has been in business for nearly 30 years.


Jeff and Caroline Elliott have been supplying top quality plants to retail chains, nurseries and landscapers on a large scale since 1989. Just check out the video fly over to get an idea of how big we are. Jeff is an innovator and likes to research, trial and change things up to see improved results. Caroline keeps everything else in line to keep the business ticking along. At any time, the nursery has around 1 million plants on the ground and employs approximately 20 people to keep everything moving along.

Being attached to the larger nursery opens up a lot of opportunities for CJ’s. We have an ongoing supply of great healthy plants, we get new and exciting products regularly and because we are located on the property, we don’t have those added costs.  We can therefore flow these savings on to our retail customers.  With our cheeky advertising and our unusual retail model, we are making quite an impact here in North Canterbury.  A big variety of plants in huge numbers, to cater for Grandma’s one Rhododendron up to planting out larger lifestyle projects.

 We also have a very worthwhile loyalty programme for our regular customers.

Come and see us.  Drive in for a look around, grab the plants you like and pop them straight in your boot or trailer…pay at the end, it’s that easy.  (Great if you want to leave the kids strapped in!!).  We will be there to assist and give advice about your project.