Jean Malpas Community Nursery

Our Community Nursery is the heart of our operations. Each year we propagate approx 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 Wednesday.
Summer Hours (September-April) | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Winter Hours (May, June, August) | 12.00 – 3.00pm


The nursery is currently closed.  Our volunteer sessions reopen on Wednesday 28th July.

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 planting in spring.

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


4th September – Whitechapel Reserve, Arrow Junction
11thSeptember – Bush Creek, behind Chinese Village
18th September – Lake Hayes South
25th September – Mill Creek Tributary, Slope Hill Road (off Speargrass Flats Road)
2nd October – Tucker Beach Wildlife Management Reserve (282 Tucker Beach Road)

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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