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Meet The Team

Mark Hutching

Managing Director

Mark has an extensive knowledge and passion for growing ornamental trees and shrubs. A qualified horticulturalist Mark has been in the industry for over 15 years. In that time he has tried, tested and improved upon many common horticultural skills and practices.  His passion and excitement for trees has also been passed on to many of his colleagues and apprentices over the years. He has achieved considerable milestones whilst running the nursery along side his wife Helen. Mark has designed gardens and other landscape developments all over Canterbury. He is quite down to earth and able to translate all his experience into excellent customer service. Well worth the trip to Allwood Trees.


Helen Hutching

Helen our administration manager takes care of the majority of the paperwork. When the need arises Helen assists in all areas of the nursery.


Jeremy Kappely

A qualified horticulturalist, Jeremy has a wealth of experience in amenity horticulture and is able to assist with planning your garden.  Jerermy assists in the day to day running of the nursery.


Chris Long

A qualified arborist from the UK. Chris brings with him many new skills and expertise to the Allwood team. He has already become a valuable addition to the ranks. And is also assisting in the day to day running of the nursery, training new staff and already providing excellent customer service and extending his knowledge of trees and shrubs in New Zealand


Amy Nicol

Amy joined the Allwood team in December 2014 and is rapidly learning about growing ornamental trees.  She is also increasing her knowledge about all aspects of horticulture and assists in all areas of nursery work.


We also have a number of part time staff who are happy to assist you with any questions.