Wellington’s gone all planty

Wellington sunrise

Well, I guess it is spring.

One of the things I love about this city is how green it is. Not the city city but the hills surrounding it – houses peaking out from amongst the trees, it looks incredible. Love it. And then there’s the Karori Wildlife  Sanctuary and Otari Wilton Bush that are incredible conservation areas just 10 minutes from the city centre.

Anyway, the point of all this was to let you know about DOC’s Conservation Week, the Wellington Spring Festival including the tulip displays at the Botanic Gardens. Wellington Botanic Society are exploring the mysteries of lancewood at their September talk (despite two years of trying, I haven’t made it to a single event of their’s…I will keep trying).

And don’t forget Seedy Sunday in Kapiti on September 20. A chance to swap your seeds, plants and produce and learn a little about gardening and about your local community. Brooklyn Transition Towns also have a seed swap that day.

Wellington city 01

Wellington suburbs


1 Response to “Wellington’s gone all planty”

  1. October 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    This food forest concept is new to me. Are you going to expand it to list the actual plants used in the garden/forest? We have trees like pear and fig, but I can’t think of vines that would be beneficial to climb them. We have scuppernong grapes on an arbor with a rose and a mandevilla on the front for decor only. The only perennial vegetable I can think of is asparagus, which is quite decorative, but requires sun.

    I think I commented on the wrong post, but sometimes I do things like that. You do know which post I’m referring?

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