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Profile of Forest Floor

We find inspiration in nature. We believe that nature is not just something to be cherished but something to emulate as a model of sustainability. We know that healthy environment and healthy economy are closely linked.

We are committed to working towards these ends by stating our values and acting as agents of change in our families, friends, associates and the whole wider community.

We pledge to practice our individual commitment to sustainability and aim to steer society in a more sustainable direction for the benefit of generations to come

We have a super green product, we have produced more than three million plants successfully and our typical clients are as diverse as:  

  • Revegetation Projects

  • Farmers

  • Wetlands Conservationists

  • Commercial Landscapers

  • Local Bodies

  • Property Developers

  • Residential Property Owners

  • Nurseries and Garden Centres

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Forest Floor Ltd is a company owned and directed by Simon Vallings.

The formation of the nursery was conceived in 1993 and has now developed into a well established and sustainable company. Primarily through the experience and enthusiasm of its principals and the team of professionals the company employs, the nursery has gained an enviable profile and reputation for the propagation and supply of high quality, healthy native plants at remarkably economical prices.  

Many years ago we recognised the potential of Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) for revegetation work and as a valuable native plant in its own right.


Simon is keen to impart his enthusiasm for New Zealandís natural wealth.   He aims to develop widespread recognition of the long-term benefits that native flora and fauna can bring to our existing and ultimate ecological environments. 


As specialist native plant seed collectors,we have been carefully observing plants provenances and natural habitats throughout New Zealand and its offshore islands for decades. We have a practical understanding of most plantsí particular needs as well as being skilled in methods of planting, establishment, pruning, nutrient requirements and, when necessary, eradication. 

As landscape designers we emulate the natural environment. By repeated observation, we have come to develop an understanding of how to best integrate plants into man-made landscapes. 

As nurserymen, we supply not only the general public, but also other nurseries with growing on lines and seedlings. Our plants have an enviable reputation for quality due to our incessant drive to improve our product.

As employers we foster the education of our employees and have put several people through apprenticeships. We regularly educate visitor groups from other horticultural courses.


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