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For the financial year 1 April 2020 to end of March 2021, the Heritage Gardeners contributed 453 volunteer hours.

October 2021

During Heritage Week, the Heritage Gardeners were presented with a plaque by the Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust, to commemorate accreditation as a Butterfly Habitat.

The butterflies and moths most noticable in the garden include Red Admiral, Yellow Admiral, Monarch, Copper, Magpie Moth and White Butterfly.

Presentation Plaque

Above: Lorna Webb (Heritage Gardeners) holding commorative plaque, with Marilyn Little (Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust). Below: Speeches. Photos: Anne Brodie (above) and Barry Blackett (below).

Moth and Butterfly event

Planting hoheria tree

Marilyn Little (Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust) and Lorna Webb (Heritage Gardeners) planting a hoheria tree to commemorate the garden being officially recognised as a Butterfly Habitat. Photo: Neil Price.

September 2021 

In September 2021, the Heritage Gardeners became an award provider for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award.  

Publicity photo for Duke of Edinburgh International Award

Publicity photo for Duke of Edinburgh International Award programme. Photo: Neil Price.

June 2021


An area of natives was planted around the red hawthorn on the big lawn to provide shelter from the prevailing wind. Pictured: Frank and Denise from Wellington City Council spreading mulch.

March 2021

Hazel harvesting heritage chard

Heritage gardener Hazel, harvesting heritage chard. Heritage seed sales is the main fundraiser for the Heritage Gardeners. This year 100 Von Sion daffidol bulbs were purchased and planted with money raised from seed sales.

New bench

Pictured from left: Jeremy from Crown Joinery, Denise, WCC Park Ranger, Claire from Glenside Prog. Assn. Inc.

New bench

Crown Joinery installed a bespoke bench on the verandah in early March. This was an initiative of the Glenside Progressive Association, funded by a grant from The Trusts Community Foundation.