Tou’s Garden began humbly in 1993 on a rundown mango farm at Howard Springs. The first harvest was undertaken by the owners with a wheelbarrow, single picking stick, and two guard dogs looking on.
A need was identified to consolidate and manage small neglected mango farms in the Darwin area. Which was achieved via a series of 3 year share farming agreements. Another orchard with a packing shed, coolroom and staff accommodation was purchased at Berry Springs in early 1996 to expand and gain more control over the process.
In 2000 the first of 3 undeveloped virgin blocks, a total of 400 hectares, was acquired at Acacia Gap with planting commencing that same year.
By 2010 all arable hectares were planted with mangoes – a fantastic sight to see from aerial imaging!
The original wheelbarrow and the picking sticker have now been replaced with new modern, locally built harvest aides aimed at increased worker safety and comfort.
In 2020, our fruit bearing trees include; 17,000 Kensington Pride, 11,000 R2E2, 3,500 Maha Chanook, 2,000 Nam Doc Mai and 1,500 Tahatian limes.
We have recently planted 19,000 Maha Chanook & 1,000 Keow Savoy. Our future planting targets include 10,000 R2E2 and approximately 18,000 Maha Chanook.