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Plants that feed kererū

Native birds are being encouraged to return to suburban gardens through a number of different initiatives: community conservation projects in local parks and reserves, the creation of ‘mainland islands’ – areas of bush protected from predators, and greater use of appropriate plant species by home gardeners. Planning a garden to attract and support kererū and other birds can be simple. People can modify their gardens to include more leaf litter, food-producing local species, and other resources. Planning guides to assist gardeners with this process already exist. Some good ones available online are on the Department of Conservation, and Greater Wellington Regional Council (Wellington-specific information) websites. These typically focus on suggesting appropriate native plant species, with the aesthetics of the plan left to you. Or you can try getting creative with some of our general guides available on this website. Following their advice will reward you with an abundance of wildlife. It doesn’t matter what garden style you prefer, it is easy to provide habitat for wildlife, as long as some general rules are followed. Happy gardening!

Kererū Discovery plant tags

Kererū Friendly Planting List

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Kererū Discovery “This Plant Feeds Kererū” plant tag is proudly supported by the following…

Kapiti Nursery ltd

Kapiti Nursery Ltd is the newest and most innovative nursery in the Wellington region. We are a family owned and operated business, conveniently located 40 minutes north of Wellington. Kapiti Nursery carries the “This Plant Feeds Kereru” plant tags.

Kapiti Nursery ltd

140 Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu, Kapiti (turnoff at Southwards Car Museum)
Open Monday – Saturday 8am – 4pm and Sunday 9am – 2pm
kapitinursery.co.nz
Kapiti Nursery Facebook page

Leacroft Nurseries ltd

Leacroft Nurseries is Wellington’s largest wholesale/retail production nursery open to the public, conveniently located 30 minutes north of Wellington 15 minutes west of The Hutt Valley and 25 minutes south of the Kapiti Coast. Leacroft Nurseries carries the “This Plant Feeds Kereru” plant tags.

Leacroft Nurseries ltd

169 Paekakariki Hill Road, RD1 Porirua (1.5km North of Pauatahanui Village)
Open 7 Days a week – 9am – 5:00pm,
leacroft.co.nz

Mitre 10 MEGA Petone

Mitre 10 has a wealth of gardening experience. They stock a large variety of locally sourced native plants for your garden and native birds.  Mitre 10 MEGA Petone carries the “This Plant Feeds Kereru” plant tags.

Mitre 10 MEGA Petone

25 Bouverie St, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012
mitre10.co.nz
Mitre10 Mega Petone Facebook page

Talisman Nursery

Talisman Nursery has been supplying native plants to the public for over 30 years. It specialises in providing a wide range of plants including rare and hard to find species. Talisman Nursery carries the “This Plant Feeds Kereru” plant tags.

Talisman Nursery

135 Ringawhati Road, RD3, Otaki 5583
Open Tue-Thurs 1-4pm, Fri & Sat 10am – 4pm or by appointment
talismanplants.weebly.com
Talisman Nursery Facebook page

Twigland Gardeners World

Has a large selection of native plants that will not only looking amazing in your garden but will also insure a health food source for your native birds. Twigland Gardeners World carries the “This Plant Feeds Kereru” plant tags.

Twigland Gardeners World

240 Middleton Rd Glenside 6037 Johnsonville 9am – 5:30pm, 7 Days a week
twigland.co.nz
twigland Facebook page

kererū is the only disperser of large fruits, such as those of karaka and taraire.

Department of Conservation