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

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.



Order Trees Now!

not much help digging CopyFor us the tree planting season has barely begun - only by mid July did we have enough soil moisture here in Hawke's Bay. Last year we got started in April! And the season is already almost over - I like to have everything in by mid August in case we get a dry spring. That's because we don't irrigate broadscale - if you can keep your trees watered you have a much bigger window of opportunity. A lot of our trees have sold out, so you'll need to be in quick with any other orders. We do have good stock of hazel, Chinese Quince, Chinese Dogwood and Linden, all of which are small or can be kept small for urban gardens. We have other stock too - do get in touch. And here's hoping you have a more useful helper than my canine one!

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. Come down for a fantastic village atmosphere with stalls inside the hall and outside under the mature 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!