Community nursery that's all about people and biodiversity
Plants grown for local reserves
Volunteers at work

Exemplar biodiverse native plant nursery

A hive of activity playing a vital role in regenerating nature

Kaipatiki Project nurseryWe eco-source, propagate and pot up tens of thousands of native plants every year to help restore the bush for our native birds, animals and plants, and remove carbon from the atmosphere. Our community-driven, chemical-free kaupapa reflects a regenerative, whole systems approach.

The plants are used in regenerating local reserves, and supply groups and individuals for their restoration projects. Community involvement and learning are crucial to our work – it is really important to us that there is an educational component for our volunteers when they come to us. We rely on the combined effort of our staff and volunteers to keep our nurseries and restoration work going.


Looking for greater diversity or a specific species?

We continue to expand our range of plants to support biodiversity of our ngahere, which is under threat. Biodiversity can help provide greater stability and resilience while navigating changes due to climate change.

Growing a wide range of plants (80+ species!), we offer a true library of native plants, including less common, yet equally important species that play a part in our ngahere. We grow trees, shrubs, groundcover, grasses, harakeke, ferns, climbers and palms.

Eco Bank Certified LOGOWe are an EcoBank-certified supplier, an Auckland Council initiative that enables developers and landowners to offset the environmental impacts of their developments on our waterways. As a certified supplier, we act as your ecological partner and carry out projects to achieve long-term ecological outcomes. Read more.

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Weekly volunteer opportunities

Explore rewarding volunteer experiences at our two nursery sites! Engage in activities such as propagating plants, potting seedlings, weeding, moving plants, and maintaining the nursery surroundings. A variety of tasks are available to suit different people.

Register below for Volunteer Welcome Session to join in. Please wear closed shoes, bring sunblock, sun hat, water and a raincoat if it rains. Some level of mobility and the ability to follow simple instructions is necessary. Gloves are provided but not personal. 

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