The website will be down for maintenance for approximately four hours from 9pm on Friday 24 February. We apologise for any inconvenience.
If you need any assistance, contact our Service Centre on 04 499 4444.
Volunteers and the Council have worked together to plant the fruit trees
Thirty-six apple, pear and plum trees are now planted at 13 sites, with the last of the trees going in at Mercy Park in Newtown.
The trees will be looked after by ‘fruit tree guardians’ – local volunteers who will water, prune, weed and mulch to keep the trees healthy and productive – and the fruit can be picked by anyone.
Several varieties have been planted – Braeburn, Granny Smith and Gala apples; Buerre Bosc, Red Bartlett and William’s Bon Chretien pears; and Sultan, Omega and Doris plums.
The Council’s Community and Neighbourhood Advisor, Sarah Adams, says this project is part of our programme to expand opportunities for community gardening in Wellington.
“We had a lot of interest from people wanting to look after the trees and they are now largely responsible for them. We’re confident that within three years these trees will bear plenty of fruit. Thanks to the guardians, the whole community will benefit,” says Sarah.
Fruit trees are also planted in Johnsonville, Ngaio, Northland, Karori, Strathmore, Island Bay, Mount Victoria, Berhampore, Southgate and Brooklyn.
101 Wakefield Street
PO Box 2199
Go to Google map
Receive email alerts with announcements and website updates.
Sign up to receive enewsletters on a range of council activities.
Give feedback or request repairs to Council property.
RSS feeds are available for ePetitions, news and public input sections.