the harvest season

Summer has to be a favourite season.  The plants are enjoying the warmth and pushing themselves towards their full expression with flowers and attractive foliage. The drying room is filled with sumptuous bunches of everything. At Phytofarm in the summer our products and workshops focus particularly on our colourful range of infused oils – Rosehip (Tangerine), Kawakawa (Deep Green), Lavender (Mauve) , Kanuka (Grassy Green),  Calendula (Orange), Hypericum (Red). These oils can be used directly on the skin or we make them into a range of healing salves, balms and ointments!  



Enjoy our luscious herbal body butters and creams, delightful tasting teas, infused medicinal oils, tonics and healing salves.


Seasonal workshops and tours designed to explore the changes in the garden and use of plants to make fabulous products.


This programme offers a thorough instruction in the growing, harvesting, processing & manufacture of herbal products.


Retreats to empower you with a feeling of wellness & inspire you to feel good about yourself. Think beach, spa resort & daily yoga.

herb of the season


During the months of December and January Phytofarm valley is full of Kānuka blossom – the white New Zealand Christmas tree. 


events and dates

Garden Tours

Wednesdays 10 – 11
$20 per person; children under 16 free

2020 Summer Workshops 10m-2pm

Sunday, 12 January | Saturday, 25 January | Sunday, 9 February
Thursday, 20 February

Other times for workshops and garden tours can be negotiated. Please contact Valmai or Andrea to discuss.

Alembics Summer Masterclass

Phytofarm is hosting Alembics Art of Distillation workshops! The Summer Masterclass 2020 will take place on Saturday, 29 February and Sunday, 1st March. Booking directly through Alembics here.

Kimi ora retreats

Autumn Retreat
24 – 28 April 2020 

Spring Retreat
9 – 13 October 2020

Please see prospectus here.

summer product

the summer box

Our seasonal summer box helps you adjust to the changes of the seasons with a variety of plant medicines. It contains a range of helpers from sun screen to insect repellent to enjoy the sunny season even more!


Lavender sunscreen
Skin healing gel
Kawakawa balm
Insect repellent
Summer tisane
Kanuka leaf

$ 65.00


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