Forget about fake trees (or exotic real ones that get binned in the new year): Britomart invites you to celebrate the season and help the planet at the same time by taking home a New Zealand native tree and watching it grow.
Following the huge success of this event in December 2019, Caleb Scott, a plantsman is coming back from November 25-27 to Britomart with thousands of little native plants grown with seeds from trees he established at The Landing. Caleb grew up helping his parents at their nursery in Whangārei, and for the last 20 years has been responsible for a major wetland restoration and reforestation project at The Landing, a 1,000-acre property in the Bay of Islands that is owned by the same people behind the redevelopment of Britomart.
So make sure to come to Britomart's Takutai Square and take home some of Caleb’s saplings – there will be Wharangi, Pohutakawa, Manuka, Cabbage tree, Kanuka, Orange grass and more to choose from – for your own perpetual Christmas plantation.
*Given away in exchange for a gold coin donation, proceeds to go to the Motutapu Restoration Trust.
*Limited to 1 per person
*11am – 5pm each day