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 currently closed for the festive season.  We will re-open for volunteers on Tuesday 11th January. 

We will be continuing to host volunteer sessions every Tuesday and Wednesday for the remainder of the summer season. 

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 60,000 natives throughout the Wakatipu Basin, with 5000 plants now ready for planting in autumn.

Our next community planting days commence in Autumn 2022.  Everyone is welcome and no experience is required.


2nd April – Whitechapel Reserve, Arrow Junction
9th April – Bush Creek, behind Chinese Village
23rd April – Lake Hayes South
30th April – Mill Creek Tributary, Slope Hill Road (off Speargrass Flats 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