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

sea buckthorn

The next batch of Sea Buckthorn plants is ready now and we will start contacting everyone who ordered for 2017 to arrange delivery. If you want to go on the waiting list for the please email Jo but please note there is no guarantee of plants this year (2017).



Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our customers! We'd like to thank everyone for their custom over the last year, and for all the positive comments and feedback we've received, as well as the enquiries which make us do even more research for unusual varieties and help us learn too.  We are really excited about the new plant varieties we'll have available this year, which include new dye plants and nitrogen fixers, an expanded range of trees and shrubs,  and other useful (mainly edible and medicinal) perennials. More news on this soon when the office re-opens on 16th January!

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!