Our Partners

Southern Woods enjoys strong relationships with a range of horticultural-related businesses and associations…


City Care is a leading provider of construction, maintenance and management services across New Zealand's built environment. Building, maintaining and managing parks, gardens, sports fields and cemeteries, waterways and coastal areas, buildings and public facilities, roading networks and water, wastewater and stormwater networks.

GSL - Grounds & Services LTD

GSL provides services in the areas of turf and landscaping amenities, plant pest control, mechanical repairs and maintenance, and building and construction services.They are a customer-focused company that utilises innovation and technology, employing sound environmental practices and safe operating procedures to deliver customers’ requirements on time and within budget




From commercial and industrial developments, to major multi-stage residential projects, Fulton Hogan brings the scale and skills it takes to develop new communities. 

"The plants are always of a high standard. Even with the dry and windy Canterbury conditions we have had great results. The staff are always ready and willing to pass on their knowledge. Fulton Hogan is commited and passionate about the environment, having been involved with many thousands of plants planted in sites in and around Canterbury. I would recommend Southern Woods for all native & exotic trees and shrubs"

- Wayne Brewer, Fulton Hogan Canterbury





McLenaghan Contracting is a family owned and operated business based in West Melton employing 30 staff. It is a ‘one stop shop’ for lifestyle and rural property owners providing all the necessary skills, equipment and advice to service your property. They provide complete Civil Works for developers and property owners looking to subdivide their properties.

McLenaghan Contracting is a Registered member of the Rural Contractors New Zealand and an approved Contractor for Selwyn District Council.





Doug Lowry Contracting Ltd specialises in rural landscaping as well as lifestyle, urban and commercial landscaping development.

Offering comprehensive landscaping services, Doug Lowry Contracting Ltd will assist you in every step of realising your landscaping vision. From design consultation through to construction, post planting care and ongoing maintenance, Doug Lowry Contracting Ltd has your landscaping needs covered.





Tailored Trees Ltd is a New Zealand owned, Canterbury based Arboricultural company servicing both the residential and commercial sectors.

Owner/director Brandon Heslop has been involved in the Management of trees throughout Canterbury since 2005 during that time has refined the skills required for correct Arboricultural pruning, Arboricultural hazard assessment and management, Mature tree management and Complete, complex tree removal.




Robyne Hyndman has been designing beautiful gardens and entertainment areas since 2001, and runs her own business based in Prebbleton. Specialising in residential and lifestyle blocks, she loves to push the boundaries and provide you with that unique point of difference.




International Plant Propagators Society

The New Zealand IPPS Region is part of an international society comprising like-minded nursery people, propagators, researchers and plant enthusiasts who espouse the "seek and share" philosophy.

Members are expected to seek and share information with one another by attending conferences, field days and placing articles in IPPS publications. This has been the strength of IPPS as it nears the beginning of its 7th decade since the first gathering in 1951 at Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Te ara Kakariki

Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury is a incorporated Charitable Trust. Our initial trustees were Craig Pauling, Jason Arnold, Ian Spellerberg, Frances Schmechel and Shelley Washington. Along with Roger May, and interaction within a number of forums around ecological restoration and biodiversity in Canterbury, a group began working collectively to develop the common ideas and aspirations we had around these issues. A concept working group formed as a result, which has had involvement from a wide variety of people. The charitable trust was formed to help progress the concept and broaden funding opportunities.

Cancer Society

The Cancer Society of New Zealand is the leading organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in New Zealand.

They are the leading cancer patient advocate in New Zealand, providing a voice on all kinds of issues including cancer detection and treatment. They have a National Office located in Wellington, six regional offices and 16 centres, all involved in raising their own funds and providing local support services.

NZ Farm Forestry Association

A group of like-minded people sharing their knowledge of growing trees and their vital contribution to sustainable, profitable land management.

NZFFA was formed in 1957. Membership is spread over 27 Branches throughout NZ, and there are 5 special interest groups. It is estimated the members own or manage up to 100,000Ha of forest, and influence the management of a similar area. These forests consist of radiata pine, cypresses, eucalypts, Douglas fir, blackwoods, poplars, other hardwoods, sequoia and NZ indigenous species.

NZFFA have an online specialty timber marketplace where local timbers and services are available.

NZ Tree Crops Association

The New Zealand Tree Crops Association grew out of a philosophy of seeking and sharing information about the many and varied types of trees we might grow in New Zealand to produce a useful crop, be it for humankind or animals.

The Association had its beginnings in 1974 when a group of far-sighted enthusiasts in Canterbury were so convinced of the vast, untapped potential for growing useful trees in New Zealand, that they formed themselves into a small association. Later the same year, they and others of like mind met in Nelson and formally established the New Zealand Tree Crops Association Inc.


Paper4trees is an environmental education programme run by EERST (Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust), encouraging schools and preschools to reduce the amount of paper and cardboard waste they send to landfill.

EERST believes positive messages and incentives helps to change behaviour. Paper4trees is often seen as a tree planting programme but it is actually a waste minimisation programme – the native trees and plants are simply an incentive to encourage schools to either start recycling, or improve current recycling rates. They are also a big thank-you to all the staff and students for their fantastic efforts!