Every winter we plant hundreds of thousands of trees, shrubs and grasses in our parks, alongside our rivers and across the whenua, and this year is no exception. 

Large scale planting makes a significant impact to the health and resilience of te Taiao (the environment) across the Wellington Region.  

As well as helping make the places we live and play become more beautiful, planting increases and improves habitats for wildlife, helps prevent soil erosion, and improves water quality. 

Help improve your environment – get out and get planting!  

We can’t do it alone! We depend on lots of partners, volunteer groups and people like you getting out there alongside us to get their hands dirty getting plants in the ground.  

Join us at a community planting day in one of your regional parks, make your contribution, and help us recloak Papatūānuku.

Winter Planting Events 

Check out the list of public planting events below. Registrations are now open.

Getting to our planting events   

To get to our winter planting locations you will most likely need to go by car. Please note at most of our parks, parking is limited, so please plan to get there early or carpool.    

Transport may be available to some of our events - we will make it clear in the event details when this is the case.    


Winter weather can be unpredictable. If we need to cancel an event, we’ll let you know on our Facebook events page and via email if you’ve pre-registered. 

Find out more 

If you would like to find out more about doing your part at one of our planting events, please contact events@gw.govt.nz, call 0800 496 734, or check Facebook for more details.   

Updated May 28, 2024 at 4:36 PM

Get in touch

0800 496 734