Within Wellington City, a large expanse of hillside, valley, stream and parkland that encompasses Trelissick Park and Ngaio Gorge is being restored by community volunteers to create a beautiful wilderness area. Groups involved in this restoration include the Highland Park Progressive Association, Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents’ Association, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society, Wellington Botanical Society and the Wadestown Residents’ Association.
Wellington City Council provides support with pest control, supply of native plants, track and bridge work, erecting signage and information boards and stream bank strengthening. The Greater Wellington Regional Council also provide support with pest control.
The projects undertaken by the Trelissick Park Group work towards the Group's Five Year Plan (March 2019 update) and a key means of implementing the Group's plan revolves around the scheduled working bees.
Sunday 2 October 1:30 p.m. Waikowhai Street entrance 2
Tuesday 11 October 1:30 p.m. Trelissick Crescent entrance (opposite #19) 3
Sunday 6 November 1:30 p.m. Oban Street entrance 7
Tuesday 15 November 1:30 p.m. Oban Street entrance 7
Sunday 4 December 1:30 p.m. Trelissick Crescent entrance (opposite #19) 3
See the Maps & Tracks page for entrance locations.
For all 2022 Work Bee dates and locations see the 2022 Work Bee brochure.
Note: with road works, etc., the dates and locations in the Work Bee brochure may be changed as the situation changes
all scheduled work bees will commence at 1:30 p.m. (and will finish by about 3:30 p.m.)
If the weather is wet the working bee will be transferred to the same day in the following week. Please wear good footwear and bring general gardening tools with you such as gloves, loppers, grubbers, shears, pruning saws...hand tools only please.
Contact by email: Trelissick Park Group for more information on place and confirmation of dates and to get on the working bee mailing list. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety and health information for all volunteers:
Volunteer Health and Safety Information (August 2015)
This scheme is designed to encourage people to adopt their own spot within the park to look after. This can be done at any time convenient to them rather than having to work in with a working bee schedule. You can choose both the size and location of your spot.
See Adopt a Spot locations (2015 update) for locations of some current and future Adopt-a-Spots! Hover your cursor over spots for more detailed information (may be browser dependent).
The adopt-a-spot coordinator can be contacted via email address email@example.com
Weedbusters at work in Trelissick Park. From left: Olaf John, Carolyn Theiler, Frances Lee, Marilyn Hester, Peter Reimann, Dorothy Douglass. Photo by Barry Durrant.
2021 Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award "for Peter Reimann for his ongoing work leading the Trelissick Park Group".
Trelissick Park Group
Page last updated: 13 September 2022