Gulf Trees - Waiheke Island
GROWN FOR LOCAL CONDITIONS
We are a plant nursery on Waiheke Island, growing locally sourced native plants and
fruit trees. Gulf Trees is situated at Awaawaroa Bay Eco-Village, a community, farm and conservation project on 169ha of land on the south coast of the Island, east of Onetangi.
We specialise in eco-sourced native species and sell to a variety of customers. Much of our work is supplying stock for large scale re-vegetation projects on Waiheke or in the Hauraki Gulf. We sell a lot of plants to Auckland Council for their planting projects. Over the years we have sent plants to Motuihe, Motutapu, Browns, Rotoroa, Pakihi & Rakino Islands.
Rob at Waiheke's Ostend Market during the winter months
We are happy to collect local seed from the Gulf Islands and propagate from them. Some of our main customers are Waiheke landowners who are involved with revegetation projects, often with the help of conservation grants from Auckland Council or DOC. Gulf Trees also sells to the landscape trade on Waiheke & to the home gardener.
During winter months we bring a selection of plants to the Ostend market on a Saturday morning and many locals buy from us there.
Images from a grafting course run by Gulf Trees on 27th Sept 2015. 12 participants were shown how to do a whip-and-tongue graft, a bud graft and a cleft graft. Each participant took away with them 2 grafted apple trees. We will run this course every Spring.