A New Zealand owned and operated family business

McHort is a New Zealand owned and operated family business specialising in consultancy, technical training and product supply to growers of ornamental plants in containers.

The business was established in 2001 by Donald and Hilary McPherson and operates from Ohaupo in rural Waikato.
Donald has over 40 years' experience in horticulture and is a specialist in container crop nutrition and biological pest and disease control. Our products are sourced from New Zealand, Europe, USA and Asia.

We offer nationwide service and visit most North Island provinces on a rotational basis, consulting and advising.                                                                                              In 2019 we instigated 'Mainland Direct' a freight paid service to South Island purchasers of our Apex Nursery fertiliser range.

If you would like us to visit, please call us on 07 823 8330, or fill out the enquiry form on the Contact Us page.

Our Mission Statement

To serve and significantly add value to clients' businesses through every consultation or product we supply. To offer the very best technical advice available through dedication to continuous improvement.
We deliver for FREE when we are in your area
We deliver for FREE when we are in your area


All goods are invoiced on despatch and accompanied by a packing slip. We will advise you if despatch of your order is delayed.

We use Aramex Couriers and their track and trace system. Your track and trace number is noted on your invoice.

Please advise if your order has not arrived in reasonable time and we will investigate. Any damage or shortfall should be reported immediately.

If we inadvertently send an incorrect product, we shall arrange for its return; if you order the wrong product, you will be responsible for its return.


TEXT or PHONE 021 782250 e-mail mchort@xtra.co.nz


Is required prior to despatch unless you have a McHort Credit Account

Bank of New Zealand, Cambridge, NZ

Account: AUCHNAGATHLE HOLDINGS LIMITED 02 0300 0180285 025

A McHort Credit Account

Is subject to:

Two completed transactions paid in full. 

1st payment with order 

 2nd payment within 7 days

 Satisfactory trade references

Completion and acceptance of a McHort Trade Account

Payment due 20th of month following invoice date

We reserve the right to withdraw credit facilities to persistent late payers

Should there be a problem, please talk to us as soon as possible.


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