Our Mission

Whakatupu

Te reo Māori meaning to rear, grow, raise, cultivate, produce & farm.

For our team it's about our commitment to our community, hydroponics and nurturing the next generation of Gardner's.

About Us

Our Future

Whakatupu

Te reo Māori meaning to rear, grow, raise, cultivate, produce & farm.

For our team it's about our commitment to our community, hydroponics and nurturing the next generation of Gardner's.

Bert and Jocelyn

Leadership

With a long history of growing, Bert and Jocelyn purchase Ōtaki Hydroponics and are work hard to keep abreast of new and innovative products that help you achieve greater gardening success.

Moving Home

Location

The initial store was situated slightly north of where the present store is located. The business moved into the present store a couple of years later and it has operated at its present location ever since.  The building itself was initially built to be a wine cellar/tasting room, but the winery discontinued before the building was ever used for its initial purpose.

Founded

Ōtaki Hydroponics

Otaki Hydroponics developed hydroponic systems and provided nutrients to commercial providers throughout the country. 

The team even appeared in a “Country Calendar” episode and was even in one spoof show showing Wellingtonians growing strawberries hydroponically but adding a liquor into the water reservoir to improve the taste of the strawberries.

Early customers had sucesss growing a large range of crops

Featured article

Beginner Beware

Beginner Beware

Getting started can often be the easy bit, when we are all full of enthusiasum and excited at the thought of growing our own food, beginners beware...

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Beginner Stage.

Beginner Stage.

We all have to be in The Beginner Stage at some point. The university of life has taught me well. With my love of seed raising, I'm constantly w...

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The No Brainer Garden

The No Brainer Garden

I dream of an abundance of produce that takes little effort...welcome "THE NO BRAINER GARDEN" I have been thinking long and hard about this concep...

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