Events


> Arboriculture Workshop

Saturday 24th April (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 in February due to Covid restrictions but was fully subscribed 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


> Pest Control Workshop (Rescheduled from 2020)

Sunday 23rd May (9.30am to 11.30am)

New Zealand is an ideal natural environment for many kinds of pests to thrive and consequently wreak havoc with local or indigenous animal and plant life.

If you’re having problems keeping pests under control, would like to do your bit towards pest eradication or simply like to know more about the interesting topic; then this is an ideal workshop for you.

Our presenter for the event is Cam Rathe, owner of Rural Pest Control. Cam is a local expert in this field with nearly 18 years’ experience gained across the region within many areas including clearing pests from some of DOCs most sensitive locations. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • ● Various types of pests (animal and vegetable)
  • ● Problems caused by various pests
  • ● Eradication/control techniques

 

These relaxed and interactive events are very popular so booking is recommended, though not essential, as spaces are limited (see below for booking details). Please note that this event which was originally scheduled for last year but had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions had attracted a high number of bookings.

Afterwards you will also be able to stroll around the beautiful 1.2Km nature trail which has over 40 marvellous sculptures created for our 2021 exhibition by local and international artists on display. *

We also have 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 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


Past Events


> Easter Egg Hunt 2021


> Flower Arranging – Easter Theme


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


> 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