Environment Centre and two nursery sites

Our Environment Centre in Birkdale serves as our office, classroom and a meeting venue, holding up to 30 people. The centre can be booked for meetings for a small charge or in return for some volunteering! Our main nursery is adjacent to our Environment Centre and the other site is in Hobsonville Point.

Every year, we eco-source, propagate and pot up tens of thousands of native plants to help restore the bush for our native birds, animals and plants, and remove carbon from our atmosphere. Our community-driven, eco-sourced, chemical-free kaupapa is part of our regenerative, whole system approach.

We welcome weekly volunteers at both nursery sites.

Native plant nursery at Birkenhead

Our native plant nursery and teaching gardens have greatly expanded in recent years. Thanks to Kaipātiki Local Board we can now overflow plant production and storage into the reserve at the rear of the Centre. Alongside new irrigation systems and a 16,000 litre rainwater tank we now produce 30,000+ new plants here annually. 

We plant the majority of the plants we produce each year into the local reserves. A small proportion of our plants are sold in bulk to various groups around Auckland. 

native plant nursery at birkenhead kaipaiki project

Hobsonville Point community nursery 

We operate a second nursery at Hobsonville Point – the plants grown here are being used to regenerate the weed-infested fringes of this peninsula, previously home to a historic air-force training base now a thriving sustainably-developed new suburb. Around 10,000 plants a year are propagated here at the Engine Testing Bay nursery close to the coastal walkway. 

hobsonville point community nursery