A nursery by the sea
Directly opposite the famous Poor Knights Islands on one of the most eastern points of New Zealand’s North Island is the native garden and nursery of Tawapou Coastal Natives. Located between Tutukaka and Matapouri the nursery welcomes visitors throughout the year.
Tawapou is set among mature native trees on a 350 acre coastal farm that includes some of the best examples of lowland Pohutukawa in the country. It is unquestionably a unique situation and superb environment to grow and display coastal NZ native plants.Owner Guy Bowden grew up on the property and has been passionate about NZ native plants all his life. His interest was kindled by his conservationist parents who began protecting sections of native bush and pohutukaka on the cliffs of the property over forty years ago.
Guy and his wife Sandra know the native plants that are suitable for challenging conditions, low rainfall, wind, salt spray and poor soil. They have an extensive range of native plants and are specialists in coastal and northern offshore island plants.
They have the largest collection of planted and container grown Xeronema callistemon (Poor Knights Lily) in the world.
Whangarei District Council Pohutukawa Coast Programme 25th Year.
starts 2nd June.
- Botanica, 2-4 First Ave Whangarei
- Tawapou Coastal Natives, 606 Matapouri rd. 09 4343 971
- Alan Willis 833 Whangarei Heads rd. 09 436 2808
- Nola McCullough, 102 One Tree Point rd. 09 432 8332
Pohutukawa - Metrosoderos excelsa
Kauri - Agathis australis
Puriri - Vitex lucens
Titoki - Alectryon excelsus
Kowhai - Sophora chathamica
Karo - Pittosporum crassifolium
Coastal milk tree - Strebulis banksii
Cabbage tree - Cordyline australis
Lancewood - Pseudopanax crassifolius
Puka - Mertya sinclairii
Houpara - Pseudopanax lessonii
Coastal tree daisy - Olearia solandri
Kaka beak - Clianthus puniceus
New Zealand flax - Phormium tenax
Mountain flax - Phormium cookianum
Hebe diosmifolia 'Wairua Beauty'
Click here to read more http://www.tawapou.co.nz/abouttawapou/wdcpohutprogram.html
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