The 2022 Tree Crops Conference Growing for a Better Life at Otaki Racecourse will host a range of stallholders and displays, all selected around love of our gardens, orchards combined with a thirst for knowledge of productive tree crops and our ability to keep improving their development.

Check in here in the lead-up to the Conference for a full list of exhibitors, displays and other related events.

Conference Exhibitor

Bernie’s Barrows

Get more done, in less time with less effort! With Bernie’s extra-large wheel barrow with 4 times the space of a regular barrow.

Big Mac Slabs

Boutique, hand crafted indoor and outdoor furniture and design solutions made by Kiwis for Kiwis. If you love original art, sculpture, furniture, and jewellery – Visit the Big Mac Slabs Creative Centre to uplift your soul!

Hebe Botanicals

We began by making olive oil liquid soaps in 2000. In response to our customer requests our product range has grown considerably over the years. All our products are made from natural ingredients. We do not use synthetic preservatives, fragrances or any other synthetic additives.

Hiveworld – Porirua

Assisting and supporting beekeepers (hobbyists and commercial) to find the best solutions to their needs.  With products of both our own manufacture and those sourced from reputable producers worldwide, you are sure to find the answer to your requirements.

Lakewood Products

Suppliers and producers of quality forestry/horticultural pruning tools, Japanese garden tools and planting spades.

pH7 Neutralising Hazards

Formerly Daltons International, pH7 are a leading provider of safety solutions for businesses working with hazardous substances.

Trimax Mowing Systems

Trimax Mowers are designed and manufactured in the Bay of Plenty and supported through a national dealer network with an extensive rang of parts.

Key Sponsors


Big Mac Slabs

Civil Trim Plant Hire

Eco Farmstay

Kings Seeds

Otaki-Maori Racing Club

pH7 Neutralising Hazards

100 & 1 Garden & House Plants


Edible Gardens

Sarah Frater has a nursery in Ashurst but is primarily a specialist mail order nursery. They specialise in ‘Edibles’ of fruit and nut trees and a range of berries. Our aim is to supply you with old-fashioned wholesome heirloom varieties that can be grown in your home garden.

Elemental Cider

Elemental Cider is based in Otaki and sources from locally grown fruit. It has won multiple awards in 2021 and 2022


Otaki branch

Finders Eaters Foraging

Mike King is an arborist/forager living on the Kapiti Coast hunting unusual plants and mushrooms for a variety of different purposes. Tours are available to find out more about foraging for edible plants and to taste Mikes ice creams.


North City, Porirua branch

Stihl MES

Sebastian Neumeyer, owner of the local Stihl shop and workshop in Otaki has a wide range of power tools and is an expert in maintenance. He ran a chainsaw workshop for Tree Crops Wellington Horowhenua in 2022.

Hill Laboratories

NZ wide specialists in environmental, agricultural and food testing.

The Soap Box

Based in Otaki the Soap Box creates a NZ range of indoor and outdoor cleaning products

Waimea Nurseries

Waimea Nurseries is a leading producer for fruit, nut, berry and ornamental trees for the consumer market in New Zealand.

Watsons Gardens

Watson’s Gardens have been growing and supplying Otaki locals with all their garden requirements since 1947.