Two Brothers and a Cousin fresh off walking the Camino de Santiago were searching for their next steps in life. After being in the wilderness for over a month, there was a certain level of excitement when presented with a business proposition involving nature and giving back to the environment. It was also a great time to give this a go as Oderings had just closed down leaving only Mitre 10 Mega as the sole plant provider within Upper Hutt. With a quick visit to inspect the potential produce that we would buy we were blown away with their quality. leveraging off the old mans years of experience we were convinced this would work. Let the first of many road trips commence...
Once we arrived at our destination we got straight to work bundling and trimming our first bunch of maples and magnolias and packing them onto the back of a trailer...
We quickly realised this would not be completed in a single day and after getting home at 2 am, healing in the plants till 3 am, we were back off on another road trip at 5:30 am to get the second lot of trees....
The following months were spent bagging up roughly 2000 trees and building the first of our irrigation lines. It was during this part of the process that we realised just how much plastic is used in the nursery/garden center industry. We wanted to change this as much as we could and since then this has been one of our main drivers.
As a local New Zealand family owned and operated business we are proud ensure D.I.Y is kept in our DNA as can be seen when walking through the Gardens, Nursery and Garden Center. Never ones to let a hard tasks pass us by we tackle them head on and learn as much as we can as fast as we can to try and create a positive change and encourage people to fall in love with the outdoors again.