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. 

Every Wednesday from 9:00am – 12:00pm

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

Community Planting Days

Each spring and autumn we ask our community for help at our keystone sites to assist with our planting program. To date, we have planted 49,000 natives throughout the Wakatipu Basin.  Our Spring planting campaign was highly successful, and we thank all of our volunteers who joined us planting.

Join us at one of our community planting days Autumn 2021.  Everyone is welcome and no experience is required.


10 April – Whitechapel Reserve, Arrow Junction
17 April – Bush Creek, behind Chinese Village
24 April – Lake Hayes South
1 May – Slope Hill Road

Latest News

Thanks to all of our spring 2020 planting volunteers

This spring we have been thrilled by the number of volunteers who supported our planting days. We had record numbers of volunteers, especially at Whitechapel, where 1920 natives were in the ground before Peter could shout “BBQ is ready”! Across… 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