Plant Nursery Open Day

4 April 2011

Plants, talks, demonstrations and free advice will all be on offer at the Berhampore Nursery's 'Gardening the Community' open day on Saturday 16 April.

The open day features the popular plant sale, as well as talks and free advice

The open day features the popular plant sale, as well as talks and free advice

"Our whole idea is to connect the community with what we're doing, growing native Wellington plants for revegetation planting," says Berhampore Nursery Manager, Nicky OliverSmith.

"We're keen to bring like-minded people together, so we're involving local community gardening groups like Common Ground and Operation Green Thumb, as well as a range of very interesting local speakers."

Speakers include permaculture practitioner Tim Packer (who says permaculture's easier than it sounds), Otari-Wilton's Bush curator Finn Michalak on growing plants from seeds, and naturopath Arihia Latham-Coates talking about medicinal plants.

Among the plants for sale are natives that originally grew in Wellington, including tawa, ngaio, mahoe and flax and natives grown to attract birds, lizards, insects and butterflies such as flax, kowhai and hebe, as well as vegetables, herbs, fruiting and garden shrubs.

The open day takes place from 10.00am - 2.00pm on Saturday
16 April
at Emerson Street in Berhampore.