Weleda New Zealand headquarters are based in the beautiful Havelock North, Hawke's Bay where we grow and make a wide range of anthroposophic and homoeopathic medicines.
Our New Zealand gardens provide many of the key ingredients for some of our natural remedies. To ensure the best quality ingredients we grow our own plants in herb gardens to certified biodynamic standards.
Biodynamic farming is a sustainable, closed circle (nothing from the outside), regenerative form of farming - it isn’t just about how the plants are grown it’s also about where and when we grow them. Farming in this way isn’t easy but it is well worth the extra effort we go to as our plants make potent tinctures from which we make our medicines.
No pesticides or artificial fertilisers are ever used. The land is managed sensitively and we’ve developed different habitats such as a pond, native woodland, meadows and hedgerows which help to sustain biodiversity with a rich and diverse population of insects, birds and animals.
Our gardeners are special folk. Their job is to nurture, ensuring the plant itself and its environment is healthy. We use our own seed bank as we believe this makes for plants most suited to our environment here in the Hawke’s Bay.
We use traditional farming methods as it makes sense to rotate our growing beds annually and we combine wisdom from our many seasons of gardening, creating active composts to feed the soil from our own plant materials; we make our own biodynamic garden preparations from our natural materials which we spray in the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Our aim is to grow the healthiest of plants, always.
Our New Zealand production facility is just a few metres away from the medicinal plant garden. Short distances from the plant bed to the plant extracting facility are important in order to maintain the high quality of the raw materials from biodynamic cultivation.
Weleda New Zealand complies with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Pharmaceutical standards and is licensed and audited regularly by the Ministry of Health (Medsafe) under 21st century regulations. We are proud to work to very strict quality standards, which is how we can offer trustworthy natural healthcare products.
Our retail shop and visitor garden
Discover the full range of product we made in our retail shop. Our visitor garden is open all year and is a great opportunity to immersing yourself amongst the plants and herbs we grow here in New Zealand for our many natural health and skin care products.
We act in harmony with people and nature
Want to feel healthy and comfortable in your skin in a sustainable way? Weleda can help. Since 1921, we have been developing products for health and beauty and for a better world.
Our story begins with a vision
How our founders broke new ground in medicine and skin care, and how they continue to inspire us today. So health and beauty can unfold in harmony with nature and the human being.
We unfold health and beauty in harmony with nature and the human being
We humans are connected to one another and are part of nature. That is why we have a responsibility to each other and to the environment. We have formulated six guiding principles based on our values and principles.