The History of Q Gardens

Q Gardens was founded by Frances Rogers over 30 years ago growing commercial crops of less common varieties of vegetables at Waitara, Taranaki.

For the last 10 years a range of sauces, relishes, chutneys and jams have been produced and sold through a small shop in Waitara and more recently via Q Garden's website.

The scale of the operation precluded selling through retailers ands these fabulous products were known only to a small and discerning audience.

As long time customers, we were delighted when the opportunity arose to purchase the business from Frances and bring the products to a wider group of customers.


We have transferred the business to our home town of Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula. Most of the product used will be grown locally and we continue to seek new and interesting ingredient combinations. Our commercial kitchen allows us to increase production without compromising the hand crafted taste of recipes refined over the years.