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RURAL DESIGN

Fuelled by Kaitiakitanga, the guardianship and protection of Aotearoa, we have taken a leadership role in horticulture and landscape ecology.

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Ecological Consultancy

Wholesale Plant Supply

Landscape Implementation

Ours is a proud
New Zealand story, shared through landscapes, people and plants.

As caretakers of the land, our vision is bigger than growing great plants. We have gathered together the best land-use advisory and ecological advice, plant supply and landscape implementation services to deliver a unique ‘one-stop-shop’ experience for our valued clients.

Covering Northland to South Auckland and beyond, we promise fresh trees, new beginnings since 1984.

A true Kiwi tale: Learn the Rural Design Story

Rural Design is a family farm, run by brothers Heath, Eden and Blake Worsfold, along with a large support team.

A true local tale, this story is about growing a passion and interest into becoming a thriving business and local employer. 

Our Wholesale Native Plants

We are now a leading native plant supplier in the New Zealand industry. Each year, we produce more than 1 million healthy and hardy plants from our nursery and we can also grow to order.

Our plants are eco-sourced predominantly for the Rodney and Kaipara area, however we can make exceptions if supplying to wider locations.

Our Wholesale Native Plants

We are now a leading native plant supplier in the New Zealand industry. Each year, we produce more than 1 million healthy and hardy plants from our nursery and we can also grow to order.

Our plants are eco-sourced predominantly for the Rodney and Kaipara area, however we can make exceptions if supplying to wider locations.

A talented team, ready to give you a helping hand

To promote leadership in our industry, we have gathered some of the best heads together who are deeply passionate about horticulture and landscape ecology.

See our project case studies…

Waimā Waitai Waiora Freshwater Project

Waimā Waitai Waiora Freshwater Project

A partnership project aiming to enhance the impact, effectiveness and reach of water quality initiatives in the Northern Wairoa & Kaipara HarbourThis year Rural Design teamed up with Northland Regional Council and Te Uri o Hau to deliver the Waimā Waitai Waiora...

Tara Iti Estate

Tara Iti Estate

Rural Design at Tara ItiRural Design has been working at Tara Iti since 2012. The project started off with a direct focus on restoring dune habitats to as close to their original natural state as possible and softening the effects of the golf course on surrounding...

Our latest blog posts

Our Year in NUMBERS

Our Year in NUMBERS

A roundup of our work in 2020 from the Ecology Division 71 hectares – 246 289 plants – 15 km of streams. What do these numbers mean for our Ecology...

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Infrastructure for the future

Infrastructure for the future

We have recently installed a new hothouse and shade-house at Rural Design to help us build towards the future. The hot house will allow for us to...

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A holiday on Aotea/Great Barrier

A holiday on Aotea/Great Barrier

Keeping it local! Going on a holiday with your workmates who you literally spend about 90% of your waking hours with might seem like a pretty crazy...

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