Ribbonwood Nurseries


Ribbonwood Nurseries specialise in native New Zealand plants and have been operating for 35 years in Dunedin. They grow a wide range of quality native plants that encourage our native birds and survive in a wide range of habitats from forest to wetland and the extremes of Central Otago.

Ribbonwood Nurseries came to Turboweb as their existing website had a tonne of great content but wasn’t that easy to navigate and so their customers were getting a little lost. The website was looking pretty outdated (websites can age really quickly) and they were finding it hard to make updates and changes. They liked the idea of our Simple Web Manager platform, as it’s really easy to update and clean.


Ribbonwood Nurseries already had a whole lot of great content, it just wasn’t being displayed in a clean, clear and concise way. So, they decided to go with a package that involved a new design but they would do their own content. They wanted a website that easily showed their products, talked about their business and had the photos of the plants themselves as the highlight.


The Ribbonwood Nurseries website uses a nice natural colour scheme, with pops of orange and red coming from the images of the plants themselves. The website also incorporates their Facebook page, with regular updates showing up on the homepage, which encourages more people to like them on Facebook.

Their featured products come up on the homepage and really create a breath-taking picture. There’s also a nice large map to their location using Google Maps that can be zoomed in or out and immediately take visitors through to directions. With the contact details and open hours clearly on the footer of every page, it makes it really easy for visitors to the website to either get in touch or visit the native plant nursery.


As a business, we realise how important it is to have a good online presence. We had ventured into social media a couple of years ago but needed to update our website to be more responsive to mobile viewing. We also wanted a site that we could update easily ourselves and link to our Facebook page.

We chose Turboweb because they were local, but we also liked the work they had completed for other clients. The whole process was very quick and easy, from the concept designs to the final live site. We dealt with a number of staff at Turboweb who were all very friendly, professional and kept us well informed throughout the process.

We are very pleased with the final result and have had a number of customers comment positively on the new website.

Ribbonwood Nurseries