> Pest Management Workshop

Sunday 26th August 2018 9:30am to 11:30am Cost $20 bookings 09 420 5655, or

Want to find out more about the pests in your garden or on your lifestyle block, their impact on our flora and fauna in New Zealand, and the most effective methods to safely control/eradicate them? If so, this is a must-attend event.

Kaipara Coast Plant Centre has very significant experience in dealing with these unwanted critters and recently won the Ballance Farm Environment Award from Pest Free NZ for our efforts in this area.

Sean O’Brien from Goodnature (who are a partner with DoC and specialise in this field), to talk us through the history, life cycle and control methodologies available. After this join Kaipara Coast Owner David Bayly on a walk around our sculpture trail, to illustrate the steps we have taken to minimise the impact of various pests.

Booking is essential as these events are generally very popular and numbers are limited.

> Bee Keeping Workshop

Bee Keeping Presentation – Sunday 16th September 9.30am to 11.30am

As our contribution to the Bee Aware Month in September, being promoted by Apiculture NZ, Kaipara Coast Plant Centre is running a Bee Keeping Workshop on the above date.

This event will give a great overview not only of the techniques employed to nurture bees but also what you can do in your gardens to enhance their health and wellbeing and therefore your gardens appearance.

Our guest presenter is Kim Kneijber who has worked with Bees for over 15 Years, is a life member of the Auckland Bee Keeping Club and has a long time association with APINZ.

Kim will cover facets associated with this fascinating subject including hive maintenance and the associated equipment, challenges facing the bee population, pros and cons of bee keeping, the laws relating to this activity etc. There will also be a working hive on site.

If the “bug bites” (forgive the pun!) and you think it’s something you would like to have a go at or you just want to find out more, we will be running fortnightly follow up sessions (including working with a hive) which will go into more detail so as to get you started properly – dates to be confirmed.

Booking is essential as these events are generally very popular and numbers are limited.

Venue location: 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16), 4km north of Kaukapakapa

To secure your place please contact us on: OR 09 420 5655 ($20 per person charge - to cover costs)

> Edible Garden Workshop

Sunday 18th October 2018 9:30am to 11:30am Cost $20

Join David as he covers all aspects of edible garden and vegetable gardening. Join David in the vegetable garden and orchard at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens. David will talk and demonstrate everything from edible garden design, planting, soil preparation, what to plant and when, weed and pest control and answer any questions along the way.

Register to book your space by emailing or ph 09 420 5655

Past Events

> Pizza & Music at the Plant Centre

14th February 2018, 5pm-9pm

More details to come...

> Bee Keeping Workshop

Saturday 30th September 2017, 10am to midday

Kaipara Coast Plant Centre, 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16), Kaukapakapa

A beginner's guide to Bee Keeping. Learn from local expert Jason Everard. A fun and informative workshop with lots to learn about the wonderful world of bees and what to plant to grow a bee friendly garden.

$10 per person (payable on the day). Register to book your space by emailing

> EXHIBITION 2017 - Under Kaipara Skies

Against the backdrop of the Kaipara Harbour, a 1km trail winds through a secluded valley displaying the beauty of iconic New Zealand landscapes. More than 40 sculptures by emerging and established New Zealand and international artists are revealed at every turn.

> Weed Management Workshop

Saturday 12th August 2017, 10am-11am

Guest speaker Shane McNeill (Biosecurity Advisor at Auckland Council) will talk about keeping weeds at bay – how to identify and deal with them.
Register to attend this FREE workshop by emailing

> Planting into Clay & Mud - Workshop

> Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

> Mother's Day Treat, 14 May 2017

> Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 16 April 2017

> North West Jazz Fest, 25th March 2017

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> Exhibition 2017 Opening

> Father's Day 2016 Sunday 4th September 2016

> Mother's Day Celebration - Sunday 8th May 2016

> Friday 8th April 2016

> Kaukapakapa School Fundraiser night out April 1st

> Easter Egg Hunt

> Valentine's Day Feb 14th

> Sculpture Fun Day

> Easter Egg Hunt

> Letterbox Project