Titoki has been at the fore of growing native plants for revegetation since the early 1980s.
Titoki Nursery has been at the fore of propagating native plants for revegetation projects since the early 1980s when we were established by Martin and Jo Conway, pioneers of local revegetation in New Zealand. Long before native plants were in vogue, Titoki established and fine-tuned systems and techniques for revegetation.
After working alongside the Conways, Tim Le Gros took the helm in 2004, bringing a rich background in ecology to the nursery. As well as being involved with the day-to-day workings at Titoki, Tim works closely with the Tasman Environmental Trust and is an ecological consultant for a range of organisations and projects, including farming, property development, local government, and mining industries.
Over the years, Titoki has earned a reputation for plant quality and seed sourcing integrity. In 2009, we received a top national award for our work with rare and threatened species, and named one of the country's ”Leading Guardians of Conservation” by the NZ Plant Conservation Network. In 2008, a project of Titoki’s received a Nelson/Tasman Environment Award for large scale riparian plantings on a Golden Bay dairy farm, planned, managed and implemented by our team. Skeptics soon silenced, this farm is now recognised by Fonterra and Fish and Game as a model example of riparian management on farms.
We’ve been fortunate to work closely with notable conservation organisations and trusts such as Project Crimson, Forest & Bird, QE II National Trust, Landcare Research/SCION and Project Janszoon, to name a few. We're humbled to be the preferred supplier for many Department of Conservation projects throughout the Nelson and Tasman regions, along with several West Coast projects.
Our focus is largely local, fitting with our philosophy of sustainability, as opposed to limitless growth. We grow local plants for local projects, so we can focus on quality and make sure our customers get the best possible advice.