Jean Malpas Community Nursery

Our Community Nursery is the heart of our operations. Each year we propagate and grow approximately 10,000 native plants to support reforestation efforts at our planting sites

Join us at one of our regular volunteer sessions at the nursery – everyone is welcome and no experience is required. 

Our community nursery is open to volunteers every Tuesday & Wednesday morning during the spring and summer.

Summer Hours (September-April) | 9:00am – 12:00pm

Winter Hours (May, June, August) | 12.00 – 3.00pm

Jean Malpas Community Nursery, Poplar Drive, Jardine Park, Kelvin Heights.

Community Planting Days

Each spring and autumn we invite our community to help plant native plants at our keystone sites. To date, we have planted over 55,000 natives throughout the Wakatipu Basin, with 5000 plants now ready for planting in spring.

Our next community planting days commence in Spring 2021.  Everyone is welcome and no experience is required.


11th September – Whitechapel Reserve, Arrow Junction
18th September – Bush Creek, behind Chinese Village
25th September – Lake Hayes South
2nd October – Mill Creek Tributary, Slope Hill Road (off Speargrass Flats Road)
2nd October – Friends of Tucker Beach Wildlife Reserve – Community Planting Day (282 Tucker Beach Road)

Latest News

No Trace Events – Be the change you want to see in the world.

Last year, Sebastian, Alejandro & Charlie – the founding partners of No Trace Events – visited our Community Nursery to learn about our history, our work and our vision.  They had a fledgling idea to bring beautiful music to beautiful… Read more »

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Our Supporters

We would not exist without the amazing support from organisations and individuals who support us financially and through volunteer hours.

Trees That Count
Queenstown Airport
Jean Malpas
Leslie Hutchins Conservation Foundation