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

Welcome to our Plant of the Month series, where we highlight a unique and beautiful plant each time. This month, we are shining the spotlight on the elegant and versatile Hosta plant. With its vibrant foliage and easy maintenance, Hosta is a favorite among gardeners worldwide. Let’s delve into the fascinating world of Hosta and discover why it deserves to be celebrated!

Hosta plants, also known as plantain lilies, are herbaceous perennials that belong to the family Asparagaceae. Hostas have gained popularity due to their stunning foliage, diverse forms, and tolerance to shade. They are primarily celebrated for their attractive leaves, which exhibit a range of colors and patterns.

One of the reasons why Hostas are so popular is their adaptability to shade. This makes Hostas an excellent choice for areas of the garden that receive minimal direct sunlight. However, it is important to note that brighter-colored varieties may require some sun protection to prevent scorching.

In terms of care, Hostas are generally low-maintenance plants. They prefer consistently moist soil, but good drainage is crucial to prevent waterlogged roots. Adding organic matter to the soil and applying a layer of mulch can help retain moisture and promote healthy growth.

Hostas are generally trouble-free when it comes to pests and diseases. However, slugs and snails are their primary enemies, often causing damage to the leaves. Employing pest control methods like slug pellets or barriers can help mitigate this issue and protect the foliage.

Whether you choose to grow Hostas in containers, as borders, or in woodland gardens, they will undoubtedly add beauty and elegance to any space. Their vibrant foliage and diverse forms make them ideal companions for other shade-loving plants like ferns, astilbes, or heucheras.

So, if you’re looking for a captivating and easy-to-grow plant to enhance your garden’s beauty, consider adding Hostas. With their stunning foliage, wide range of sizes, and shade tolerance, they are sure to become a cherished addition to your green space. Happy gardening!

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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Easter Holiday 2024 Opening Hours

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

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