Outdoor, garden & conservatory
Apt Garden CreationsApt Creations came about in 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown: a Handy husband with too much time on his hands and a plant-obsessed wife – these creations were born.
- The Vegetable Gardens with Canopy – a perfect solution to stop cats, dogs, chickens, frost, and winds destroying all your time and effort that goes into planting and caring for your vegetable garden. It comes irrigated which you simply plug your hose into and you’re away.
- The Herb / Salad Planter – again a perfect solution to keep pets out. This smaller vertical planter is a perfect addition to any household. Small enough to have out on your deck/patio and can even be fitted with Castor wheels so it can be easily maneuvered.
- The Barn Door Shed – see our shop for more details, however, this shed is not for the faint-hearted. Meticulously built from Macrocarpa and designed for those who want both quality and aesthetics in a woodshed.
- The Wood Box – again see our shop for more details. a fantastic size to house the wood that comes from the shed .. closer to the house
Plants, Pots & planters
We wanted to design and make an affordable product that enabled everyone, especially those with limited space the opportunity to grow their own produce. That is how the idea was born.
Our GroTowers are a fabulous way to keep them protected from frosts, pests, and all the nasties. When the plants have grown and the frosts have passed, open the roll-up door and allow pollination. Once fruiting to protect from birds (and dogs) eating those ripe sweet strawberries pop the Shadecloth cover on.
GroTowers are our design and can grow a large range of fruit and vegetables.
They are portable with lockable wheels, they are revolving, the pots all revolve/spin around and the whole set comes with both a Hothouse cover and a shade cloth cover so you can grow all year round.SKU: n/a
Artwork, Sculptures, garden ornaments and artwork
Just a Little Bit Cool
Just a little bit cool’s outdoor artwork is produced locally in the Bay Of Plenty and is manufactured to ensure it withstands the harshest outdoor environments.
Produced on a manmade board that repels water with a specialist UV vinyl print & laminate – their pieces will not rot, swell, warp, crack or fade with the elements.
Why should you consider outdoor wall art?
We have all been faced with a boring, blank wall and wondered how to make it more appealing. Outdoor artwork is a great way to add depth and texture to your outdoor living space. If you already have lots of plants in your space, utilise a statement piece of artwork to create the ultimate wow factor.
Browse their wide collection of prints collaborating with talented New Zealand artists to bring their artwork outdoors or from our house collections: A Coastal Vibe or Tropical Feels.
Their prints are also great for rooms where moisture or sun exposure means traditional artwork deteriorates.SKU: n/a
Furniture, Outdoor furniture
Lucy for Louie
100% New Zealand made outdoor and indoor concrete furniture for your home, apartment, holiday abode or beach bach.
Made to withstand the diverse weather conditions in New Zealand.
Their genuine 100% New Zealand made lightweight concrete (GRC) collection is manufactured and hand-crafted here in our beautiful country ensuring the validation of authenticity, individuality and quality gets conveyed in each and every piece.
Exclusive and unique pieces designed by and only available from Lucy for Louie.
Options for custom sizing.SKU: n/a
Furniture, Outdoor furniture
Munky Business NZ
Munky Business is the proud distributor of ECOPOXY resins in New Zealand. ECOPOXY Resins are manufactured by ECOPOXY, a leader in the research and development of high bio content epoxy resins.
Their resins can be used for commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential applications. Extensive laboratory and field tests, combined with years of satisfied customer use, have proven ECOPOXY to be an unparalleled high value and high-performance surfacing solution.
They also produce custom made, timber slab furniture. Contact them for more information on 021 667 7959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.SKU: n/a
Sculptures, garden ornaments and artwork, Signage, Wood
Native Woodcraft is owned and operated by Jared Mulinder, specialising in decorative wooden panels with links to Ngāti Kahungunu and Te Atiawa. Jared is an experienced woodcarver who has been working in the company for over 20 years. The inspiration behind the designs are from native New Zealand birdlife, flora and fauna plus the great outdoors. Native Woodcraft has been producing Souvenirs since 1984 supplying many of the Nation Retailers directly and indirectly via Wholesalers.
The designer panels are most often used in outdoor spaces, entertainment areas, playgrounds and even fencing. The panels can also be backlit with LED lights to make quite a feature.
Some of the wooden panel themes include
- Native birds
- Native flora
- Kiwi Icons
- Hinting & fishing
- Home & garden
Sculptures, garden ornaments and artwork, Signage
Nicola’s Charm’s is owned and operated by Nikki. They specialise in all-weather outdoor signs and screen art all cut with a precision laser.
A perfect blank canvas, cut to mark a special place, hang from a tree in your garden or simply make a statement with personalised initials. Highlight a rustic venue, or name an intimate area.
Some of the materials they use in the production of their products include stainless steel, aluminium, Corten Colour and Resin.
Customisations available.SKU: n/a
Sculptures, garden ornaments and artwork
No8 Wired Rustic Designs
No8 Wired Rustic Designs make rustic and unique garden art. What began as a hobby more than 20 years ago has now turned into a more structured approach, this creative couple makes all sorts of designs and are more than happy to accommodate your unique requirements.
A great gift or addition to your garden, No8 Wired Rustic Designs personifies Kiwi Creativity.SKU: n/a
NZ Concrete Sleepers
I’d like to introduce my new business manufacturing Concrete Sleepers. They are a fantastic product that stands the test of time with no rotting, no requirement to paint and they don’t fade. You can also choose from a wide range of colours to suit your garden or landscaping theme. They’re easy to install and also act as a sound barrier. I’m currently custom manufacturing so the lead time is around 4-6 weeks – and I can freight them anywhere in NZ.
Our planning tool helps determine the quantities you’d need to complete your project. The planning tool is available on the website.SKU: n/a
Outdoor furniture, Wood
Rustic Yard Creations
Matt from Rustic Yard Creations has always had a passion for designing and building stuff. As a kid he built toys, as a teenager, he focussed on cars, and as an adult, his focus moved to house renovations and carpentry.
With many years of experience under the belt, Matt decided to take the plunge and start a new chapter in his life – turning his dreams into reality and sharing his love for woodworking with the world as a profession.SKU: n/a
Our wind latches stop litter from leaving your bins on those wet and windy days. The SafeWaste Lid Latch was designed with a bit of Kiwi ingenuity. It will keep your bin closed when knocked over, but will open when inverted on the automated trucks. Putting our latch on your bins will keep your neighbourhoods tidy and prevent lost litter from finding its way down the stormwater drain and out to our rivers and oceans.
We guarantee the latches for the life of the bin. If and when your latch needs replaced, return the old one to us, we will recycle it and make new latches.SKU: n/a
Bird feeders, Outdoor, garden & conservatory
Tree earring bird feeders are the work of Nicole Cosgrove who’s background is in design for theatre and film and as a scenic artist.
These practical, graceful and light-hearted bird feeders are living kinetic sculptures, all you do is add the bird food. The shapes and colours are inspired by nature and are perfect artwork for any outdoor space, from urban courtyards and terraces to large country gardens.
They can be hung anywhere from tree branches to balconies. New Zealand birds love feeding on the tree earrings; the movement of the feeders and being able to cling on anywhere is just what they’re used to in the natural world.SKU: n/a
Elton John might be the Rocket Man – but Stu Robbie can lay claim to being the Rocker Man.
Stu Robbie incorporates over 35 years of cabinetmaking experience into his much-loved range of products by The Rockerman NZ. Each piece is uniquely detailed with various materials such as brass, leather, animal hides and marine rope to create a truely distinct style. Stu has spent the last 10 years refining his collection, specialising in rocking chairs.
Both indoor and outdoor examples are available and the results are impeccable. Handcrafted using traditional cabinet making techniques, each item is designed and proven to last the test of time.SKU: n/a