Native Tree Planting Workshop

Saturday 25th June
(9.30am to 11.30am)

Because of an increasing focus in recent years on retaining and increasing the prevalence of NZ native flora and fauna, many households have started to plant native trees in preference to the large number of imported species which have prevailed over many decades.

However to ensure as rapid a growth as possible as well as the ongoing health of these wonderful plants it’s important to understand best locations and soil types for each variant as well as how to plant and care for them.

David Bayly, our resident expert, will be presenting a “walking” workshop where he will guide you along our nature trail highlighting recent and older plantings of various species. Thus giving a “real world” indication of what can be achieved plus offering tips to help ensure success as well as answer any questions you have.

Please note that sturdy footwear and a suitable jacket are definitely recommended. Also places are limited so booking via our email address ( is also definitely recommended.

After the workshop you can stroll through our beautiful, recently extended 3.5Km nature trail which contains over 40 marvelloussculptures created for our 2022 exhibition by local and international artists on display.*

We also have our cute little coffee shop on site plus of course the Plant Centre for you to browse through.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will also be on hand to help with any garden related questions.

* The trail is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames; additional entry charge applies.

Venue location: 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16), 4km north of Kaukapakapa
Entry: $20 per person
Booking Email:

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