Archived: Urban Gardening Workshops

21 January - 18 February 2017

If you’re interested in learning some new skills on how to take your gardening to the next level then you have to visit the Urban Gardening Workshops that are a part of this year’s Auckland Live Summer in the Square.

This free series of events will be held at Aotea Square throughout January and February and will provide you with new skills and tips that you can use to improve your gardening in small spaces and urban environments.

Tickets are free for these events, but spaces are limited so bookings are essential.

Check out the list of activities below:

Growing Food in a Small Space
Saturday 21 January 

Growing food in small spaces and containers comes with its own set of challenges, but this workshop will cover everything from which soils to use to which type of plants will get the best results in your small space. ​

Upcycled Garden Creations
Saturday 28 January  

Transform stuff that would otherwise go to waste into unique garden-themed creations which make for perfect gifts or which you can then add to your own garden. 

Composting, Worm Farms and Bokashi 
Sunday 5 February 

Richard Lee from Compost Collective will provide an introduction to the three basic composting systems that can be used in the home and garden: traditional composting bins, worm farms and Bokashi buckets. 

Harvesting Rainwater for your Garden 
Saturday 11 February 

Garden expert Laurie Dee from Rainworks will teach you how to set up a rainwater harvesting system to catch the rain that falls on your roof, and use it to water your garden. 

Tomato Harvest and Bottling 
Saturday 18 February 

Tomatoes are easy to grow in Auckland, yet most canned tomatoes come from overseas. Learn how to bottle your own at this workshop. 

Click here to book tickets.



Contact details

Aotea Square
50 Mayoral Drive
Saturday 3 December 2016 - Saturday 28 January 2017
0800 111 999