Events


> Arboriculture Workshop

Sunday 28th February (9.30am to 11.30am)

Here’s an event created especially for Dad – it even includes chain saws!!

Trees and large shrubs can be the heart of many gardens but they can also be a challenge if an inappropriate species or incorrect positioning are selected or if they are not properly maintained.

This 2-hour workshop will offer some useful information to help you try to avoid these errors, make choices that will enhance your garden rather than create a problem as well as give you an insight into what an arborist does.

Matthew Priestley from Brotherwood Tree Care, who will be presenting the workshop, holds several Arboriculture qualifications gained both in NZ and the UK and also holds a BSc in Botany & Microbiology as well as having many years’ experience within this diverse field.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • ● Overview of Arboriculture and the topics it encompasses
  • ● Tree selection, positioning and maintenance
  • ● Tree removal and pruning techniques
  • ● Equipment required and its safe usage

 

This event was cancelled last year due to Covid restrictions but was looking as though it was going to be very popular so booking is highly recommended as spaces are limited (see below for booking details). It’s OK for Mum to come too of course ☺.

Afterwards, you will also be able to stroll around the beautiful 1Km nature trail which has over 40 marvellous sculptures created for our 2021 exhibition by local and international artists on display. *

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will also be on hand to help with any garden related questions.

* Trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames.

Venue location: 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16), 4km north of Kaukapakapa
Tickets: $20 per person
Booking: info@kaiparacoast.co.nz OR 09 420 5655


> A “Rumble in the Jungle 2021” – A Toe Tapping Celebration of 50’s & 60’s Rock n Roll

Sunday March 21st – 1.00pm to 5.00pm

This is another opportunity to spend an afternoon with Foxtail Rumble a great local Rock n Roll band who specialise in the music of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

The event is held in a specially constructed area within the Sculpture Gardens and was an extremely popular concert last summer with many people taking to the dance floor during the afternoon.

To further enhance the event we have again invited members from local hot rod & classic car clubs to bring along their cars (although judging from the ones that turned up last year they’re more like works of art on wheels!). Drivers get in free.

Also several people brought along camper vans and stayed the night at the Centre which we will be happy to accommodate again although please be aware that there are only limited toilet facilities available so you will need to be “self-contained”. (There are also limited spaces so we would advise booking to ensure a good spot).

Whilst you’re welcome to bring along your own beverages and food, light food and refreshments will be available for sale. All proceeds from the event are being donated to the Kai Collective.

You can also take a stroll through our gardens which contain over 40 marvellous new pieces displayed along the beautiful 1.2 Km nature trail (not suitable for walking frames or wheel chairs).

Venue location: 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16), 4km north of Kaukapakapa
Tickets: $15 per person or $35 for the whole family
Booking: info@kaiparacoast.co.nz OR 09 420 5655


> Flower Arranging – Easter Theme

Sunday 28th March 09:30am – 11:30am

After a really successful flower arranging workshop last Christmas, we’ve invited Bea Stumple back to present an Easter theme version. So if you would like to create your own Easter table settings or flower arrangements to celebrate the festival (and impress your friends and family!) this is a not to be missed event.

Bea Stumple is an expert local florist.

She qualified as the top student in NZ when she completed her NZ Professional Floristry examinations 26 years ago and is one of only 16 people to have received the Ethel Black Award (a top accolade in the floristry world). She is also a registered examiner and accomplished tutor – so Bea knows her stuff (she’s also a great presenter).

She plans to stroll around the gardens with attendees selecting appropriate plants and flowers and then show how to arrange them to best effect.

Within this interactive presentation Bea will be explaining:

  • ● Appropriate plants and flowers that work well together
  • ● Various arrangement techniques and concepts
  • ● How to make your creations last longer
  • ● Tools and materials required

 

After the workshop maybe spend more time in the Gardens which has a beautiful 1.2Km nature trail meandering through the idyllic Kaipara countryside.*

There is also a kid’s play area as well as our cute little coffee shop on site plus of course the Plant Centre for you to browse through.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will also be on hand to help with any garden related questions.

* Trail not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames.

The Christmas event was extremely popular so booking is definitely advised as spaces are limited. See below for contact details.

Venue location: 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16), 4km north of Kaukapakapa
Tickets: $15 per person
Booking: info@kaiparacoast.co.nz OR 09 420 5655


> Easter Egg Hunt 2021

Sunday 4th April (9.00am to 3.00pm)

We’re holding our annual Easter Egg Hunt again so time to pack up the kids and a picnic and head to Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens this coming Easter Sunday. You may want to just pop out for an hour or you’re more than welcome to stay all day.

If you want to come along in your bunny suit or other seasonal dress you won’t be alone ☺.

Apart from the kids play ground, picnic and Petanque areas you will also be able to stroll around the beautiful 1.2Km nature trail which has over 40 marvellous new sculptures created for our 2021 exhibition by local and international artists on display. *

Eggs will be replenished as the event progresses (i.e. between 9.00 am and 3.00pm) to ensure no one is disappointed.

We also have our cute little coffee shop on site plus of course the plant centre.

A wonderful way to spend Easter Sunday and we’re only a few minutes’ drive North of Kaukapakapa (and around 35 minutes from downtown Auckland).

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will also be on hand to help with any garden related questions.

* Trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames.

Venue location: 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16), 4km north of Kaukapakapa
Tickets: $15 per person or $35 per family
Booking: info@kaiparacoast.co.nz OR 09 420 5655


Past Events


> Flower Arranging – Christmas Theme


> 2021 Sculpture Exhibition – Grand Opening


> Sculpture Gardens Half Price Admittance for “Arts in the Ville” Pass Holders


> Bee Keeping Workshop


> Father’s Day Arboriculture Workshop


> Pest Control Workshop


> Fruit Tree Pruning & Care Workshops


> Fruit Tree Pruning & Care Workshops


> Easter Egg Hunt – Easter Theme


> Flower Arranging – Easter Theme


> First Aid Course


> "Rumble in the Jungle" A Celebration of the 50’s & 60’s Rock n Roll Era


> January 2020 Sunday Music in the Gardens


> 2020 Sculpture Exhibition – Grand Opening


> Flower Arranging – Christmas Theme


> Labour Weekend – Special Labour Weekend at Kaipara


> Lawns Workshop


> Bee Keeping Workshop



> Edible Garden Workshop


> Pest Management Workshop


> Pizza & Music at the Plant Centre


> Bee Keeping Workshop


> EXHIBITION 2017 - Under Kaipara Skies


> Weed Management Workshop


> Planting into Clay & Mud - Workshop


> Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop


> Mother's Day Treat



> Annual Easter Egg Hunt



> North West Jazz Fest

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> Exhibition 2017 Opening


> Father's Day Celebration


> Mother's Day Celebration


> Kaukapakapa School Fundraiser night out


> Easter Egg Hunt


> Valentine's Day


> Sculpture Fun Day


> Easter Egg Hunt


> Letterbox Project