New Zealand Nursery, New Zealand People

Kiwi Plants Ltd was established in 1994 by Fred and Kath Allen. The company is operated from 2 properties at the very top end of Stokes Valley Road, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt.

Visitors outside the trade are welcome, but must make an appointment before visiting

Kiwi Plants Ltd is a NZ nursery committed to the sustainability and conservation of New Zealand endemic and indigenous flora.

We are recognised as meeting one of the highest standards of biodiversity requirements within the New Zealand nursery industry and by clients who choose to order plants from specific ecological districts and micro climates. All nursery methodologies are of the highest standard and meet the NZHITO's training requirements.

Our customer base encompasses commercial nurseries in New Zealand, the Department Of Conservation, regional and district councils, commercial and conservation organisations, Iwi trust boards, trusts, charities, private companies, community groups and individuals.

We supply for and undertake rare, threatened and endangered species recovery programmes and specialise in revegetation for all New Zealand specialised habitat's, Rongoa (herbal species) native forestry, and forest restoration contracts.

Kiwi Plants Ltd operates from 545A and 548 Stokes Valley Road in Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt. The sites have propagation facilities of glass and plastic tunnel houses, shade houses, and open ground standing out areas for growing on of plants. There are substantial stockbeds of rare, threatened, and endangered native plants alongside a network of paths and gardens amongst the buildings.

Fred Allen

27/10/1954 - 19/10/2018

The founder of Kiwi Plants Ltd established the business in 1994 with Kath. Fred was a passionate advocate of native plants and the business became his lifes work. He devoted himself to research and developed an amazing depth of knowledge of native plants and was an expert in the field.

To die at just 62 years old was a life interrupted and a great loss to us and the industry at large. He is greatly missed.

In honour of Freds' legacy we are keeping the Kiwi Plants business going. It will focus more on the propogation aspect in recognition that we don't have Freds expertise and knowledge to call on, however we are determined to maintain our place in the nursery industry and will continue to grow the business.