What a lovely 1st experience and visit. I had called earlier this week as I was looking for some plants to help keep an erroding embankment from slipping down from heavy rains. I spoke with Sandra, and she asked I email her some photos to get a better idea of the location and sun requirements, which I did.

She emailed me several options, and when I came in, she took the time to show me several more options, despite being very busy with many customers. I wish I had more time to wander the gardens/nursery! Driving in the long driveway, you feel like you are entering a secret garden with beautiful sculptures and pockets of beauty to entice you further in!

I am looking forward to working with Tawapou Coastal Natives as we develop our property, and I am so crazy grateful to have such a wonderful resource available here on our Coast.


Beautiful selection of plants and great assistance from the team if you're not quite sure what you're looking for!!

Jo Thomson

Thanks so much for your support of earthEd at Ngunguru school by the donation of so many plants to be grown on and used in restoration projects on our coast

Loren Hope

Thank you to Lindley at Tawapou for the help and advice in planning and choosing plants for our next stage of garden development. Lindley was very friendly and patient, taking the time to set plants out so we could see the balance of colour and shape, changing some in and out until we got it right. Excellent professional service. April 2019 Fiona Davies.

Eight months between these photos at Fiona and Ross Davies 2019