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Smart Plants

We are a family-operated business producing around 100,000 plants per year.

We offer friendly, professional service and great plants to our customers.


We grow a large range of native plants including re-vegetation, forest, alpine and coastal species. 


Complementing our native range is an extensive collection of Exotic Species including ornamental, alternative forestry and shelter.

Most species are available throughout the year (container grown) and some are also available

bare-rooted during winter months.


We are in regular contact with other wholesale nurseries and can source most plants for you.

We can help you to select plants suitable for your site from city to coastal.

Our customers visit us from all over the country and we supply to New Zealand customers only.

Please contact us - we are always happy to answer questions and offer advice on your individual planting needs.

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Opening Hours

April - November: Open 9am-5pm, 7 days a week.

December - January: By arrangement only.

February - March: Open most week days, but please phone first.

Closed on Public Holiday weekends.

Find Us

We are located at: 401 Oparure Road, R D 5 Te Kuiti


We are easy to find:

Oparure Road turns west off State Highway 3 (opposite the Te Kuiti airfield) about

4 kms north of the Te Kuiti Post Office.

We are located 4 kms down Oparure Road on the left  (200 m past the Marae).


Prices & Sizes

Plants are priced in our nursery by planter bag (PB) size. Our sizing runs from PB3 to PB18 with a limited range of larger specimens up to PB95. Our prices are wholesale, GST exclusive and included in our price list.


We will gladly quote on larger orders or contract lines.


As we are a small business we prefer customers to select and collect.

We may be able to arrange delivery as necessary.


Bank transfer or cash only (currently no EFTPOS available). 

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Meet The Owners

Smart Plants is owned & run by:
Charlie Smart B.Sc (Botany & Earth Science)
Stella Smart B.Sc (Chemistry & Biology)

Wally (cat)

Contact Us

Phone: (07) 878 7634

Mobile: (0274) 839 134


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