About Us

OUR STORY

Located less than 5 minutes from the central Kerikeri township, Kerikeri Plant Production is a family owned and operated business run by a dedicated team of experienced propagators and nursery assistants. The team, many of whom have been with the business for a number of years are passionate about which species are grown and the quality of plants produced.  

Originally started in Kohukohu 30 years ago, the business has been operating in Kerikeri for the last 20 years where it supplies the local and surrounding Northland communities, as well as nurseries in Whangarei, Mangawhai, Matakana, Kaiwaka, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Hamilton and as far south as Westport.

We aim to grow a diverse range of native trees and flaxes, including ferns from spores. We focus on species that grow well in Northland and the outer islands. The nursery is predominantly wholesale, however we do have a retail element. The wholesale side supplies GOL's to other nurseries, and mature plants to landscapers and revegetation projects. We also welcome customers who require smaller numbers of plants for domestic plantings to purchase on site from our retail store. Whilst specialising in natives, we do produce a limited range of exotic trees and plants suitable for Northland conditions.
We are always happy to give advice on growing natives, so customers can contact us with queries, or visit us at the nursery.

Our team are here to help, we look forward to being of service to you.

How Can We Help?

Our Values

Best Possible Start

We know that if care is taken at propagation we will produce plants that not only look good but will stand the test of time. Quality starts at the beginning.

Expertise

We have long term experienced staff who bring not only plant propagation expertise, but can also advise on plants for landscaping and revegetation.

Specialists

We go the extra mile because we believe we have the contacts and the knowledge to grow plants others can’t. We also have a special climate that helps us to grow certain plants.

Sustainability

The team at Kerikeri Plant Production are committed  to working on sustainable practices and methodology where possible. As part of our commitment to our customers and our environment we have a number of initiatives in place:

  • Pot recycling
  • Refund scheme for returned pots and tubes
  • Composting food scraps in a worm farm
  • We also sell used potting mix at a discounted rate to allow it to be productive again.
We continue to look for further ways to manage our business more sustainably and to protect our environment.