Join Christchurch City Council Rangers for planting and maintenance days across the seasons in our unique and stunning Port Hills.
Volunteers plant native trees each winter and maintain them in spring and autumn to reduce competition from grass.
While less glamorous than planting, maintenance is the most critical part of ecological restoration success. Without regular maintenance for the first three years, plants wouldn't survive due to grass competition.
What to bring
- Weather appropriate clothing – layers, rain jacket, hat
- Sturdy footwear
- If you can, gardening gloves and hedge clippers (but these will also be provided)
- Water bottle and a snack.
Where to meet
Due to limited parking at the sites, we will be carpooling from Victoria Park. Meet at the car park behind Victoria Park Visitor Centre no later than 12.45pm.
There is an exception on planting and maintenance days at Bowenvale Reserve, the meeting place is at 20 Swanton Drive. Please be mindful of residents' access when parking.