Community Planting Days

Community planting days are a great chance to head out to a beautiful location, get your hands dirty and enjoy a morning in the fresh air. You will see first hand where plants from the nursery end up and help to rebuild native habitats one plant at a time. 

Absolutely everyone is welcome, no experience is required, and our core volunteers will be on hand to show you how it’s done. Your help will make a difference and you will leave your mark on the Whakatipu landscape for years to come.

WHAT TO BRING: Gardening gloves, shovel (if you have one),  sturdy footwear, water, sunscreen & a hat.  


Join us on the 15th October on Coronet Peak for a collaborative planting day with Trees that Count & Te Tapu o Tāne.

This planting day event invites our local community to help kickstart a visionary project that will ultimately see much of the front face of Coronet Peak re-cloaked in native forest. It will create an ecological corridor from Mt Dewar to Arrowtown, restoring thriving native biodiversity to this iconic landscape. Be a part of this historical effort to create a better future for our local environment.

Registration is essential – register here.

What to expect on the day:

  • A 30 min gentle downhill walk to get to the planting site
  • Spectacular views
  • Pre-dug holes
  • Delicious Lunch
  • 15 minute downhill walk out
  • An epic day planting beech & mānuka, without the hard work of digging!

PLEASE NOTE: This planting day is family friendly, but we ask that you leave your beloved four-legged friends at home.