Certified Organic Nursery - Food Forest Plants -

Permaculture Courses - Consultancy & Design

Welcome to Kahikatea Farm, a 16 acre farm designed according to 'permaculture' principles. At Kahikatea Farm we are growing our soils, growing a food forest, growing our children and their future. We are growing our knowledge, and growing our community. In our nursery we grow over 200 varieties of certified organic vegetable seedlings, edible and medicinal herbs, companion plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. Read more... Whether you have an apartment balcony, an urban garden, a lifestyle block or a large farm we can supply top quality, site-specific plants plus advice on how and where to plant.  We also run gardening, permaculture and food forest workshops and courses, and provide consultancy services.

Sea Buckthorn Orders

sea buckthorn

If you ordered Sea Buckthorn plants for the 2016 season these are ready now and we are in the process of contacting everyone who ordered to arrange delivery. If you have not heard from us or if you want to go on the waiting list for the 2017 season please email Jo. Please note we have sold out for 2016.



New Plants for 2016!

Our range continues to expand, still focussing of course on plants with specific functions, mainly edibility or medicinal use, but also beneficial insect attractors, nitrogen fixers, dye plants etc. One of my favourite parts of my job is researching, sourcing and growing new plants.  I am constantly amazed at the knowledge our ancestors must have had which has almost been lost, and am always excited to make both the plants and the knowledge available to people now. Do remember though that if we suggest a plant has medicinal uses you should seek the advice of a health professional before using it yourself. But by all means enjoy growing it! Here are some of the new plants in our range, check them out as well as our ongoing range if you are not familiar with them already, and do contact us if you have any further questions or want to order: Rudbeckia Goldsturm, Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Horseradish, Spoonwort, Woad, Canary Island Balm, Labrador Violet, Dyer's Chamomile, Pink and White Hyssop and Kohlrabi Noriko. And look out for more trees and shrubs coming soon!


Come and see our plants!

otane marketSee us at the Otane market at Otane Hall in Central Hawke's Bay from 9am to 1pm on the first Sunday of each month. Come down for a fantastic village atmosphere with stalls inside the hall and outside under the mature trees. Preserves, olive oil, cheese, meat, eggs, loads of fresh fruit and veg, bread from Harald's European bakery, arts, crafts, jewellery, home made beauty products and more - including our plants!