Welcome to
Kererū Gardens

Nursery open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 2pm
All plants still only $6 each

Located at 341 Oropi Road.


Welcome to Kererū Gardens, your trusted source for beautiful plants directly from our family to yours. We take immense pride in being one of the few plant propagators that offer our exquisite selection to the public. Since 2002, we have been cultivating a diverse range of native and exotic plants right here at our family-owned nursery located at 341 Oropi Road.

At Kererū Gardens, we believe that transforming your garden into a lush haven shouldn’t break the bank. That’s why we are thrilled to offer all our plants at an affordable price of just $6 each. We firmly believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to enhance their garden and experience the joy of nurturing thriving plants.

You are invited to visit our nursery, where you will be greeted by a bountiful array of plants, meticulously grown and nurtured by our skilled team. Whether you’re searching for vibrant flowers, luscious foliage, or something to block the neighbours, we have the perfect addition to elevate your outdoor sanctuary.

To make your visit convenient, we open our doors to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am until 2 pm. Our dedicated staff will be delighted to assist you in finding the ideal plants for your gardening aspirations. Feel free to explore our extensive selection, ask for personalized gardening advice, or simply immerse yourself in the beauty of our lush surroundings.

We take great pleasure in welcoming you to Kererū Gardens. Join our plant-loving family today and let us help you bring your garden dreams to life.


Plant of the month
“Camellia Sasanqua 'Setsugekka'”

As the cooler months approach, bringing shorter days and crisper nights, our gardens begin to transition. Many plants retreat into their winter slumber, but not the Camellia Sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’. This plant of the month is a true autumn/winter gem, lighting up the garden with its elegant, large white flowers that contrast beautifully against the glossy dark green leaves.

Origin and Characteristics

The Camellia Sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’, often simply known as ‘Setsugekka’, is a popular cultivar that originated in Japan. Its name translates to “Snow, Moon, and Flowers”, symbolizing beauty in simplicity and elegance, reflecting the serene and picturesque scenes of winter. This evergreen shrub grows to about 3-4 meters in height and width, making it an excellent choice for privacy screens, hedging, or even as a solitary specimen in a garden.

Growing Conditions

Camellia Sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’ is quite adaptable and can thrive in a range of conditions. It prefers slightly acidic, well-draining soil, and while it can tolerate full sun, it does best in partial shade, where it is protected from harsh afternoon sun.

Care and Maintenance

This low-maintenance plant requires little care once established. Annual pruning after flowering helps maintain its shape and promotes denser growth. It is also an excellent time to remove any dead or diseased wood. Mulching around the base with organic material can help retain moisture and protect the roots during extreme temperatures. Fertilize in spring to encourage healthy growth and flowering.

Landscape Uses

‘Setsugekka’ is incredibly versatile in landscape design. Its elegant form and stunning blooms make it ideal for use in formal gardens, while its dense growth can create an effective privacy screen or windbreak. It can also be grown in a large container on a patio or balcony, making it suitable for those with limited space.

In Conclusion

The Camellia Sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’ stands as a beacon of beauty during the chillier months, reminding us that some plants truly shine when the rest of the garden begins to fade. Its ease of care, graceful appearance, and striking blooms make it a favorite among gardeners and a deserving candidate for the plant of the month.

About Us

Welcome to Kererū Gardens, a cherished family legacy that spans generations and continents. Our story begins with Richard and Caro, who nurtured their passion for growing plants back in the day in England. When they immigrated to New Zealand, they brought that same love and expertise with them. Settling in the quaint town of Katikati, they started a small nursery from their home, often taking their three daughters along to markets on weekends.

In 2002, destiny brought them to a place they could call their forever home for the nursery. To their delight, a pair of kererū, the iconic native New Zealand pigeons, warmly greeted Richard and Caro when they first set eyes on the property. Inspired by this auspicious encounter, they aptly named their new undertaking Kererū Gardens.


What We Do

Kat, the current custodian of Kererū Gardens, is not only passionate about plants and gardening but also delights in sharing her knowledge with others. She is more than happy to be booked for talks to schools or gardening groups, where she can inspire and educate young minds and avid gardeners alike. With her background in landscape architecture and hands-on experience in the nursery, Kat brings a wealth of expertise and practical insights that make her talks engaging and informative. Her love for the outdoors and plants shines through as she imparts valuable tips, design advice, and stories from her own journey in the world of gardening. Whether it’s sparking a passion for nature in young students or inspiring seasoned gardeners to try new techniques, Kat eagerly embraces the opportunity to connect with others and foster a deeper appreciation for the green world around us.

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Closed on Good Friday but open on Easter Monday (open Saturday and Sunday too)

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