Native Plant Nursery
Island Bay, Wellington

Island Bay, Wellington
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Departs from:
Meet at 9am at Tawatawa Reserve carpark (opposite 19 Murchison St) or get in touch to reserve a free ride from Z station on Vivian St or our office in Melrose.
Departure time:

If you enjoy getting your hands dirty, then join us for a day at our nursery where we are growing thousands of native seedlings destined for our Owhiro Stream Project.

We need help pricking weeds from seed trays, potting up seedlings and weeding in and around the nursery grounds. Sometimes in the afternoon, we will head out into the reserve to collect seeds to propagate.

What to wear/bring: Sturdy boots are essential, long sleeves, and long trousers. Ensure you pack warm clothes such as a jacket, beanie, jumper and a rain jacket to protect you against wind and rain. Bring a full water bottle and snacks!

What we provide: fully trained team leader/s, gloves, tools and training.

Free transport to and from Wellington City centre is available (contact us to arrange a pick-up).


Email if you have trouble registering and we can book for you. 

COVID-19 update

We will be following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.

We are required to keep a record of your contact details for contact tracing. If you have any concerns about Covid-19 procedures, please get in touch.

Join this project

12th June 2023
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from * single day bookings are FREE
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Contact us

For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Melrose, office on 02187 8185 or email