Our community Gardens rely on the commitment and generosity of community-minded companies, groups and individuals in order to flourish year after year.
Visitor Centre & Café
The Visitors Centre opened in December 2015, thanks to the hard work of volunteers, Trustees and interest groups, as well as the generosity of WDC, the Lottery Grants Board, ASB Community Trust and many other donors. We have a volunteer at the front desk to meet and greet visitors, and answer any questions you might have about the Gardens.
Quail Cafe is the perfect entry point to the gardens, where you can meet for coffee and lunch before heading in for a walk through the old Quarry. Excellent food enjoyed in lush surroundings, it has fast become a favourite for locals and tourists in search of an excellent coffee before an outing.
The Centre has drawn on the surrounding landscape for material inspiration and strives to connect visitors to the Gardens beyond. It features a meeting room for volunteers and local groups, public toilets, managers office, outdoor seating areas, kitchen facilities, and a café/dining room for around 80 people.
YOU can support Whangarei Quarry Gardens by:
Becoming a Member today
Joining our community as a volunteer!
Making a private donation to our flood relief fund or planting fund.
Donating when you visit - via the donation box.
Sharing our story with those who may be interested in supporting our community project - bring them along for a coffee and a walk.
Buy something special from our Gift Shop, we have plants for sale too.
You can make a direct donation to:
WQGT Bank account (donations):
06 0493 0288734 00