EcoMatters has a thriving community nursery, where a range of plants best suited for stream or wetland restoration projects are raised from eco-sourced seed. Eco-sourcing means collecting seeds from naturally-occurring vegetation close to where they will be replanted.
WHY IT’S GREAT TO BUY FROM OUR COMMUNITY PLANT NURSERY
- Provides local employment opportunities.
- Volunteer sessions provide learning opportunities.
- Eco-sourced seeds offer many environmental benefits. Find out more here.
HOW YOU CAN BUY FROM US
- For bulk orders (of 12 or more plants), please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For individual plants, please visit our EcoMatters Store
- Click and collect from Te Puna Market
Plants start from $6 each and discounts are available for bulk orders.
WHAT PLANTS DO WE OFFER
Our range may vary from season to season, but you can expect to find a selection of the following plants. Please contact email@example.com if you need advice about which plants might be suitable. Most of these plants are best suited for streamside or wetland restoration.
|Tītoki (Alectryon excelsa)||Tī Kōuka/cabbage tree (Cordyline australis)||Harekeke/Flax (Phormium tenax)
|Rengarenga (Arthropodium cirratum)||Toetoe upokotangata (Cyperus ustulatus)||Karo (Pittosporum crassifolium)
|Toetoe (Austraderia fulvida)||Kahikatea (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides)||Tarata/Lemonwood (Pittosporum eugenoides)
|Manaia/Glen Murray Tussock (Carex flagellifera)||Whau (Entelia arbourescens)||Kōhūhū (Pittosporum tenuifolium)
|Forest sedge (Carex lambertiana)||Houhere/lacebark (Hoheria populna)||Mānatu/ribbonwood (Plagianthus regius)
|Rautahi/cutty grass (Carex lessoniana)||Mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium)||Pānakenake (Pratia angulata)
|Makura (Carex secta)||Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum)||Nīkau (Rhopolostylus sapida)
|Pūkio/swamp sedge (Carex virgata)||Māhoe (Melicytus ramiflorus)||Kōwhai (Sophora microphylla)
|Putaputawētā (Carpodetus serratus)||Māpou (Myrsine australis)||Hebe Koromiko (Veronica stricta)
|Karamū (Coprosma robusta)||Wharariki/Mountain flax (Phormium cookianum)||Pūriri (Vitex lucens)|
GOOD TO KNOW
If you are planning a community planting day, you may also be eligible for a Love Your Neighbourhood grant.
Projects need to take place in either the Henderson-Massey, Whau, Waitākere Ranges or Maungakiekie-Tāmaki local board area, with up to $500 available for environmental and volunteer-driven initiatives. Find out more here.
Thanks to the Whau and Waitākere Ranges local boards for supporting our community nursery.