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The Native Plant Centre Ltd is a privately owned company that has been operating as a specialist native plant nursery since 1995.
We, Andrew Macnab and Brenda Broeks are the directors of the company and we both have 20 years experience in growing NZ native plants.
We are passionate about NZ native plants. The nursery is located in Coatesville, North Shore , Auckland (5 minutes from Albany) and specialises in growing and selling NZ native plants, to the trade and the public.
Our business success is a result of our focus on quality and continuous improvement. Our pride in our nursery is reflected in the quality of our plants, our professionalism and our commitment to excellent service.
Our business focus is to grow NZ native plants of a consistent high quality and to provide the highest level of professional customer service.
In April 2010 The Native Plant Centre Ltd successfully completed the RNZIH Ecosourcing Audit. The report stated that the nursery complies with the previous Waitakere City Council Ecosourcing Code of practice and ethics and incorporates ecosourcing concepts and ethics into its nursery practice i.e.
This Audit report gave our business integrity and credibility and we are now committed to supply predominantly ecosourced plants from the Auckland Ecological area
We are also 1 of only 2 other nurseries in Auckland to have passed this audit so for a small business, it is a real achievement.
We feel that to provide ecosourced plants for Auckland gives our native nursery a point of difference from other nurseries and will result in more sustainable planting for the environment
We collect seed and grow plants from the Waitakere, Tamaki and Rodney Ecological Districts.
On request we can provide accurate information about where the seed was collected, by an accession code with the botanical name which follows the plant through the propagation, production and despatch stages.
Business Sustainability Policy
The business has a sustainability policy which includes - recycling and reusing 1L recycled plastic pots, trays and tubes .
We always use recycled cardboard boxes for packaging courier orders.
Public Liability Insurance
We currently carry NZD $1 million of Public Liability Insurance cover.