We are committed to working towards these ends by
stating our values and acting as agents of change along with 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
plants successfully and our typical clients are as diverse as:
and Garden Centres
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
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
Floor Ltd is a company owned and directed by Simon Vallings.
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.
years ago we recognised the potential of Leptospermum scoparium
(manuka) for revegetation work and as a valuable native plant in its
Simon is keen to impart his enthusiasm for New Zealandís
He aims to develop widespread recognition of the long-term benefits that native
flora and fauna can bring to our existing and ultimate ecological
The above photo shows a manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium)
growing on the wharf at Opua. This clearly demonstrates the role manuka
has to play as a native pioneer in Northland. Perhaps only pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa)
(on the left) can match it for hardiness on the coast. Both plants are
icons of the Northland region, and both are from the Myrtaceae
the last 25 years we have been extolling the virtues of native plants
such as these. We have been pointing out that manuka is a superplant,
worth 100's of millions annually to the New Zealand economy, not just
for preservation of topsoil and prevention of erosion, not just
for its role as a pioneer in getting native bush going, but also for
medicinal oil, firewood, sawdust for smoking meat and fish, and of
course for its honey. It is gratifying indeed to see the
increased recognition manuka is receiving.
click here to see manuka plants in our nursery
Northland nursery has produced well over 1.5 million manuka trees so
far, and 1.5 million other species of trees, as plantable plants, not
counting the millions of seedlings we have supplied to other nurseries.
vision for the future is that we would like to continue to supply
quality trees to Northland, and we will continue to find new species to
grow that are as neglected as manuka once was....such as kumerahou and
hange hange, and try to get them recognised as superplants too.