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.  No previous experienced is required, and you don’t need a green thumb!  Through the winter months we are open on (most) Wednesday afternoons, when the sun is streaming into the nursery and the soil is warm.

Winter Hours (May-Aug): 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Please note that we are closed on 6th, 13th & 20th July.

Location: 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 65,000 natives throughout the Whakatipu Basin, with over 5000 plants ready for our next planting season.


Our next community planting days commence in September. Everyone is welcome and no experience is required. Click here for directions (green leaf icons).

Sat 3rd September – Whitechapel Reserve, Arrow Junction (followed by Community BBQ)
Sat 10th September – Bush Creek, behind Chinese Village
Sat 17th September – Mill Creek Tributary, Slope Hill Road (off Speargrass Flats Road) (followed by Community BBQ)

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