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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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August 2019

Saturday 4th August 2018 was our last day for general trading, and now, a year later, we have no remaining stock.

In response to requests from the many customers who have used our website as a prime source of information on native plants and their needs, we will continue to maintain the website in the short term.

If you should be interested in purchasing our website and database with a view to using it in a way that would ensure its continued availability, we’d be happy to talk to you.

Enquiries can be made by leaving a phone message on (09) 818 6467 (work) or (09) 813 0229 (home), or by emailing  Messages will be checked regularly, but not daily.

And finally… thank you:

We would like to thank all those who have been our customers over the years. Some have been such frequent visitors we now count them as friends. And thanks also, to the many who expressed their sadness that they can visit no more. It has been heart-warming to know that so many have appreciated our efforts.

May you and your plantings thrive into the future.

All the best,

Geoff and Bev Davidson,
Oratia Native Plant Nursery
Phone: (09) 818 6467 (nursery) or (09) 813 0229 (home)