Lots to Learn at the Sculpture Park this Easter Weekend

Seeds of Renewal celebrates the 30 years since the rehabilitation of the former quarry began. The Art-in-Nature Arboretum Trust has invited presentations ranging from seed collection and propagation of trees to soil improvement and organic gardening.

DayTimeslotTitle of WorkshopKey Presenter(s)
Friday, 2nd April11amPropagating NZ NativesTony & May Ho Full Bloom Nursery
Friday, 2nd April12 noonMaking CompostPippa Berry-Cope Eco Pippa
Friday, 2nd April1pmMaking Seed Bombs of NZ NativesSue Smith Gardener extraordinaire
Friday, 2nd April2pmBotanical highlights of parkJohn Wakeling Arboretum curator
Friday, 2nd April3pmFormative pruning – promoting the longevity of your treesRob Graham Arborist & Co-chair of Trust
Saturday, 3rd April11amBotanical highlights of parkJohn Wakeling Arboretum curator
Saturday, 3rd April12 noonMaking Seed Bombs of NZ Native SeedsSue Smith Gardener extraordinaire
Saturday, 3rd April1pmCreating an Asian Forest of 3000 treesFelicity Campbell/Roger MacGibbon Landscape Architect/Ecologist
Saturday, 3rd April2pmOrganic Vegetable GardeningSarah Oliver Flowering Bean Organic Gardens
Saturday, 3rd April3pmNative Seed Collection & PropagationRoger MacGibbon Ecologist
Sunday, 4th April11amExploring soil resilience (bring a sample of your own soil for testing)Dr. Megan Balks Soil Scientist
Sunday, 4th April12 noonRaft-making from natural materialsDorothy Wakeling Inspirer of Creative Endeavours
Sunday, 4th April1pmMaking Seed Bombs of NZ Native SeedsSue Smith Gardener extraordinaire
Sunday, 4th April2pmBiodiversity in your backyardMichael Heiler Coordinator of Te Puna Kai o Waikato
Sunday, 4th April3pmBotanical highlights of parkJohn Wakeling Arboretum curator
Monday, 5th April11amPropagating NZ NativesTony & May Ho Full Bloom Nursery
Monday, 5th April12 noonExploring soil resilience(bring a sample of your own soil for testing)Dr. Megan Balks Soil Scientist
Monday, 5th April1pmMake your own fertilizers —– Making Seed Bombs of NZ Native SeedsMichael Heiler Coordinator of Te Puna Kai o Waikato Sue Smith Gardener extraordinaire
Monday, 5th April2pmFormative pruning – promoting the longevity of your treesRob Graham Arborist & Co-chair of Trust

Booking a self guided visit includes the workshop of your choice on the Sculpture Park website https://www.sculpturepark.co.nz/

News from the Sculpture Park

WINTEC landscape construction students plan to complete their project building a pathway up to Nico Thompson’s Cross at the Sculpture Park just before Easter. The renovation of the metal cross and access to it coincides with an event called Seeds of Renewal taking place at the park over Easter Weekend. The event celebrates the 30 years since the rehabilitation of the former quarry started.
The event highlights the processes for renewing, renovating, and restoring the land, the soil and the vegetation. It also highlights the values of reusing materials for creative ideas and refurbishment of sculptures and installations that tell NZ stories.
Visitors to the park over the weekend can enjoy the 2km art-in-nature walk and also choose from an exciting schedule of workshops and demonstrations. Over the four day weekend, visitors can choose to book to come for their walk and to attend the workshops of most interest to them. The Trust is charging just the normal entry fee for coming into the park, the entry fee includes the workshops visitors choose to attend.
The full schedule of workshops is on the park’s website. https://www.sculpturepark.co.nz/ Booking a self guided visit includes the workshop of your choice -booking ahead online is advisable.

Nice article to enjoy too!

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/waikato-news/news/sculpture-park-celebrates-30-year-anniversary-with-easter-programme/3R4NUOJGRQDMVW6WWVGYZ2NO2U/?fbclid=IwAR25HiY3o9YYyPsAOpeTrT8EbEzrNRQYsNjH64R52qVBrpQ1ICEUN-SZ_Zw

other contact:

https://www.facebook.com/sculptureparkarboretum/

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