New Zealand Plant Conservation Award: Awarded to Wayne Bennett 2007

New Zealand Plant Protection Society: Most Weed Wise Nursery New Zealand: Awarded 2009

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network Nursery award: Awarded 2018

Wayne Bennett and daughter Julia with Trevor James of Ag Research as they receive the CAWS  award for the Most Weed Wise  Nursery for 2009.

As Wayne comments: "Once upon a time, weeds were plants which invaded our gardens from the wilderness around. Nowdays weeds are more likely to be plants from gardens which invade what remnants of wilderness there are  left."