Certified Organic Nursery - Food Forest Plants -

Permaculture Courses - Consultancy & Design

Welcome to Kahikatea Farm, a 16 acre farm designed according to 'permaculture' principles. At Kahikatea Farm we are growing our soils, growing a food forest, growing our children and their future. We are growing our knowledge, and growing our community. In our nursery we grow over 200 varieties of certified organic vegetable seedlings, edible and medicinal herbs, companion plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. Read more... Whether you have an apartment balcony, an urban garden, a lifestyle block or a large farm we can supply top quality, site-specific plants plus advice on how and where to plant.  We also run gardening, permaculture and food forest workshops and courses, and provide consultancy services.

Sea Buckthorn Orders

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If you ordered Sea Buckthorn plants for the 2016 season these are ready now and we are in the process of contacting everyone who ordered to arrange delivery. If you have not heard from us or if you want to go on the waiting list for the 2017 season please email Jo. Please note we have sold out for 2016.



Tomato Time!


I can hardly believe it's spring given that we've barely had a winter, but the daffs are out, the almonds are blossoming and the peach and apricot flower buds are just about to burst. Metservice are forecasting a warm September so I'm going to take a gamble and get some tomatoes out really early this year. We plant lots of varieties so that we can save our own seed, but I'm always asked what varieties are best. It's down to personal choice really, but I do love Moonglow for its nutritional qualities, Black Pear as it is the first and last to fruit, and Chocolate because it's so delicious! Check out the rest of our tomato range here. Plants are available in our retail outlets and to order online now.

Come and see our plants!

otane marketSee us at the Otane market at Otane Hall in Central Hawke's Bay from 9am to 1pm on the first Sunday of each month. [Please note the market itself runs every Sunday all year round, I just choose to spend the other Sundays with my kids:) ] Come down for a fantastic village atmosphere with stalls inside the hall and outside under the mature shady trees. Preserves, olive oil, cheese, meat, eggs, loads of fresh fruit and veg, bread from Harald's European bakery, arts, crafts, jewellery, home made beauty products and more - including our plants of course!