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 (TPG) 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.
The main planting period is July–September each year.
Please report any problems such as trees fallen across tracks, rubbish dumping, slips, vandalism and noxious weeds to Wellington City Council at Report a Problem or to 04 499 4444.
Please report pollution in streams to the Greater Wellington Pollution Hotline 0800 496 734.
> Sunday 1 October 2023 at 1:30 p.m. Waikowhai Street entrance 2 - work area will be upstream of bridge #1.
> Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 1:30 p.m. Ngaio Gorge Road entrance 6 - work area will be along the vehicle track towards the magazine building.
See the Maps & Tracks page for entrance locations.
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 the 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
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. The size and location of your spot will be with collaboration with the TPG.
If you are interested, contact the Trelissick Park Group email address: email@example.comAdopt a spot tasks
See also 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 12 September 2023