Every family business seemingly has more than a few characters. We’re no different and we’d like to introduce you to a few of them. We have to be honest too, we’re pretty proud of every single one of them. When you’re in the business of caring for and growing plants there’s probably just something in your nature that means you like seeing things grow. Like our people. Anyway, this is us.
As the 1st World War drew to a close in 1918, Richmond Harrison was making plans. A keen plantsman based in the Manawatu, Richmond began selling trees as shelter for livestock to local farmers. The family business had begun. In the years that followed, Richmond became well known as a nurseryman and was widely considered one of the foremost experts in New Zealand, authoring many books. He was also a family man. This is his (and their) story.
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