Ahakoa he iti he pounamu - Even though it is small it is a treasure
We can also assist every step of the way with expert advice in:
Planning production and coordination for your project
Installation and planting
Ensuring your natives thrive and grow
At present, the nursery has the capacity to grow up to one million plants each year and we cultivate 22 different native species.
Our most popular natives are manuka, kanuka, cabbage tree, karamu, harakeke and native sedge. Additional native species can be cultivated for your specific requirements by arrangement.
We are currently looking to scale up plant production in order to grow and deliver even more native plants.
Our expansion aims to ensure that we are always able to meet our customers’ requirements, as well as to:
Drive positive outcomes for local people and places
Increase skills and employment in the region through training and education opportunities
Contribute to regional economic growth.
Eco-sourcing refers to the propagation of native plants from local areas and the planting of them back within the same region. Te Arai Native Nursery currently has seeds stockpiled and eco-sourced plant stock available from the Kaipara, Otamatea and Rodney districts. Sustaining genetic biodiversity through wider sources of seed/plant tissue is vital for good ecological biodiversity and creating greater resilience. We understand the necessity of maintaining New Zealand’s biodiversity and supporting existing ecosystems.