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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.

» Click here for details
July 2018 - final days

The decision has been made:
Saturday 4th August will be our last day for general trading.
After that, any requests for remaining plants can be made through our website, or by emailing us at (these will be checked regularly, but not daily). Plants that are to be couriered can be sent on Tuesdays if the order and payment is completed by the end of the previous week. Deliveries will be restricted to large numbers of plants within the Auckland area. Alternatively, plants can be collected at a negotiated time.
Plants have been flying out the door as people have realised there is now limited time to buy from us. We have no plans for a ‘fire-sale’ as any remaining plants will used on Geoff’s various projects (for which many have been adopted out already).

» Click here to see our bulk stocklist

This stocklist includes those plants remaining from last month’s list, and includes a couple of additions that we have in reasonable numbers. Again, there are many species we have in lesser numbers, particularly of the more unusual species.
As on the last stocklist, prices have been simplified so that plants in the higher price bands are now being sold at the standard price. In addition, all stock is being offered at wholesale prices. We are prepared to consider any reasonable offer for bulk orders of particular lines.
Species that we are still carrying in large numbers include Cordyline australis (cabbage tree), Dacrycarpus dacrydioides (kahikatea), Dacrydium cupressinum (rimu), Rhopalostylis sapida (nikau) and Phormium tenax (flax). The biggest numbers of these are in tubes or PB3/4s and are ideal for growing on to larger grades or for reveg plantings.
It is worth noting that rimu, in particular, do not seed well every year and our large numbers of this species are the result of a recent mast year which may not be repeated for several more years.
Nursery Hardware:
Other growers may be interested in purchasing hygiene trays, transport trays (57 x 29cm), 5cm and 7cm tubes, root-trainers or other nursery equipment.
Opening Days 2018:
While our website and phone message list Monday, Tuesday and Saturday 9am - 4.30pm as the three working days when you can be sure to find someone at the nursery to help you, until August 4 there will usually be staff present on Wednesday and Thursday as well. However, it pays to check.
Friday and Sunday we remain closed unless by appointment.
As always, happy planting.
Geoff and Bev Davidson,
Oratia Native Plant Nursery
Phone 818 6467 (nursery) or 813 0229 (home)