Native Plant Nursery
Tawatawa Reserve, Wellington

Location:
Tawatawa Reserve, 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:
8:30am

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 and weeding. Sometimes in the afternoon, we will head out into the reserve to collect seeds or to maintain our planting sites.

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).

REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED. Email wellington@cvnz.org.nz to register or sign up on our website. 

COVID-19 update

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

Join this project

8th November 2021
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 wellington@cvnz.org.nz