Naturally Native’s story begins in 1980, when a local Tauranga teacher decided to make a radical career change and set up a nursery in Oropi, Tauranga. Since then Naturally Native has a new captain at the helm, Les Anstis. Les moved to New Zealand from Australia when he was just a young buck, we don't hold this against him as he now considers himself kiwi through and through. He has an extensive background in agriculture and always enjoyed getting his hands dirty, so, when the opportunity to embrace that with Naturally Native, Les couldn't think of a better fit.

Together with a fabulous team of experts, Naturally Native has over 500 native species and cultivars being grown and supplied in large volumes into the retail, commercial and contract markets.


Our objective is simple, at Naturally Native we are dedicated to providing native plants of the highest quality, at a decent price while delivering superior service and expertise to all of our customers.


Naturally Native is proud to have an excellent team of dedicated individuals in all aspects of our operations. All of our team members have been crucial to the growth and development of the nursery making it the successful business it is today. All of our team members bring different aspects of expertise to the business from propagation to business acumen.