Help prepare Nelson’s hanging baskets

06/10/2022 12:57pm

We are looking for volunteers who would like to help plant the hanging baskets that bring a splash of colour to the city centre each summer.

Around 650 baskets will be planted in total and installed in late November/early December.

There are seven sessions that will take place at the Nelmac Nursery on Atawhai Drive next to Whakatū Marae and Miyazu Japanese Gardens.

The session times available are as follows:

  • Monday 10 October 9.30am – 11.30am and 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Tuesday 11 October 9.30am – 11.30am and 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 12 October 9.30am – 11.30am and 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Thursday 13 October 9.30am – 11.30am

All you need to bring is your own gloves and a good dose of enthusiasm.

The 90 minute sessions will see you planting petunias, impatiens and geraniums. Nursery staff will be on-hand to help and advise, if needed.

Past volunteers have said they really enjoyed the planting process, and it’s a good skill to learn, as you can then go home and create your own hanging baskets.

If you would like to volunteer as a hanging basket planter, call Council Customer Services on 03 546 0200 to register.