We're busy gearing up for spring! Many plants are winter dormant and currently out of stock but should be coming available over the next few months depending on species. Thanks for your patience while we work with Nature!

Permaculture Farm and Certified Organic Nursery

Nau mai haere mai ki Kahikatea Farm!

We are lucky enough to be kaitiaki of 16 acres which we have been designing 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 and sharing our knowledge, and growing our community. In our certified organic nursery we grow over 350 species of perennial vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, pollinator and pest control plants, shrubs and trees – everything you need for your permaculture system in a one-stop shop – including NZ’s largest range of medicinal herbs. 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.

We invite you in through our website to find out what we do here, to share our journey

and this beautiful place for a moment.

We hope you may be inspired to join us on a tour or course,

or to choose some of our plants to add to your own garden or food forest.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.


  • Christmas Holiday Hours 2021-22 - Ngā mihi o te wā! We would like to wish our customers all the very best for the forthcoming festive season. Last freight date of the year is 14th December  - earlier than usual due to courier delays sorry. The office will be closed from Wednesday 22nd December to Monday 17th January to give me some screen-free time, just to hang out with my plants - and my family of course!! First freight date will be Monday 24th January. I'd… READ MORE
  • kahikatea-farm-tree-nursery 26 August – Back in Stock soon! - We've got to the stage where we have sold out of so many products and do understand the frustration and disappointment that this may cause. This is mainly due to not being able to have staff here during lockdown, which was a key seasonal time for propagation. Add to that higher demand for products during lockdown and thereafter, the fact that many of our perennials are winter dormant and out of stock then anyway, and a couple of big farm… READ MORE