Oamaru Public Gardens community nursery


Established in December 2014, the Community Nursery occupies the old Oamaru Public Gardens propagation facilities next to the Curator’s house. It comprises a shade house, two glasshouses, hardening off space and a potting shed.

The main purpose of the nursery is a community-owned space for members of the public to propagate plants, meet new people, and learn about the positive environmental projects that are being carried out in the district.

The following groups are currently working in the community nursery:

The Waitaki Branch of the Royal Forest and Bird Society

David Atkinson

Phone: 0210416422 | Forest and Bird Society website

The Department of Conservation

Andrew (Andy) Powazjinski (Partnerships Ranger)

Phone: 0272178912 |Email: apowazynski@doc.govt.nz | Department of Conservation website

The nursery can be used by everyone! 

If you are interested in getting involved in one of the current projects, or perhaps start a new project, please get in touch with one on the groups listed above, or contact the our Biodiversity Coordinator to arrange a site induction.  Email: mcrowe@waitaki.govt.nz.