Find out about native plant communities of the Canterbury plains.


This booklet is designed to help people on the Canterbury plains protect and restore the native plant communities once thriving in the area. It aims to improve awareness of the different native plant communities once dominating the plains and of the important remnants. Included are inspirational examples of restoration work.

Publication information

You can order a wire-bound print edition of this publication from the Motukarara Nursery or our Ōtautahi/Christchurch Visitor Centre for $5.00. See below for contact details.


Motukarara Native Plant Nursery
Phone:   +64 3 329 7846
Fax:   +64 3 329 7041
Address:   Waihora Park
Christchurch 7672
Postal Address:   RD 2
Christchurch 7672
Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8443
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