From its very beginnings Yates has prided itself on supplying quality products, and this is a company policy that is still of paramount importance. Although traditionally best known for its packet seed range, Yates now manufactures and distributes an extensive range of garden products. These include fertilisers, plant protection products, garden accessories, lawn seeds and potting mixes.
Some of Australasia’s most respected horticultural brand names come out of the Yates stable: Yates, Hortico, Watkins, Zero, Aquasol, Thrive, Blitzem, Nature’s Way and Dynamic Lifter. Yates trans-Tasman connection allows the company to benefit from economies of scale and a larger market. A long-established relationship with Bayer sees Yates marketing Bayer’s home garden products, an arrangement that allows Yates to bring some of the best new international chemical developments to Australian and New Zealand home gardeners.
Yates supports a number of worthwhile gardening-related properties and causes throughout Australia and New Zealand. These include Victorian School Gardens Awards, Retina Australia, Calthorpes House Canberra, Eryldene Historic House & Garden Sydney, Community Gardens program run by Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens and Trees For Survival in New Zealand.
Yates is one of those long-established Australasian companies that has become a household name. This acceptance has been encouraged by the widespread popularity of Yates Garden Guide, which was first written by Arthur Yates in 1895. After more than a century of publication Yates Garden Guide has become recognised as the best-selling gardening book in both countries.
YATES, AUSTRALASIA’S LARGEST AND BEST KNOWN GARDEN BUSINESS, IS COMMITTED TO BRINGING QUALITY PRODUCTS TO THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND GARDENER.