Native Plant Nursery
Frobisher Street, Wellington

Frobisher Street, Wellington
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Departs from:
Meet a 9am at Tawatawa Reserve carpark (opposite #19 Murchison St) or get in touch to reserve a free pick-up from Z station on Vivian St or our office in Melrose.
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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 Forest at the Heart of Wellington project on Mount Victoria.

Forest at the Heart of Wellington involves volunteers from schools, communities and corporations in the planting of 65,000 native trees in the central Wellington Town Belt, bringing the total number of trees planted by Wellington Rotary to 100,000. This project will create a substantial new habitat for native birds which are increasingly venturing beyond the protective fence of Zealandia. 

We need help at our nursery potting up seedlings, weeding and seed collecting. Sometimes in the afternoon we will go planting, seed collecting or clearing predator traps in a local reserve.

We provide: an experienced team leader, tools and gloves, training, free transport if required.

What to wear/bring: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, jacket, hat/beanie, water and lunch


During Level 2 we will resume to volunteer work following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.

We will limit numbers for the nursery to 5 people, therefore booking is essential for this project. On site we will work with a minimum of 1m social distancing. If you are able to, please make your own way to the location. We will record contacts for contact tracing.

If you have any concerns about Covid-19 procedures, please get in touch.

Join this project

13th July 2020
Note: This project is fully booked.
Weed Removal, Planting, Other
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Fully booked

Contact us

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