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Unfortunately, Oratia Native Plant Nursery has now closed down. For further information, click here.

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Serendipitous supply
When the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust wanted to give a gift of plants, locally sourced from Rarangi Beach, east of Blenheim, they came to Oratia. Not only could we provide an eco-sourced species, it was also a plant which had since disappeared from the region!

This is the Trust's story.

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International shipping policy

We regularly get requests for plants to be sent overseas.

We appreciate this interest, but regrettably, we send our plants internationally only for authorized scientific research projects.

The nursery has grown out of a conservation ethic, and we struggle in NZ to protect our flora from many introduced species. Some of these pest plants were considered harmless for long periods of time (even 50 - 100 years) before a critical mass was achieved, resulting in their becoming a severe problem.

There is now ample evidence of NZ native species becoming invasive in various habitats overseas. Many others may prove to become so over a period of time.

It is our wish to promote an awareness of ecology that recognises the dangers of random translocation of species.