You can support the Whangarei Quarry gardens by...
~becoming a member
~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 friends, family and visitors. Bring them along for a coffee and a walk!
~buy something special from our gift and plant shop
~make a direct donation to: WQGT bank account
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Become a member! Here's what you'll get if you do...
A Membership Card - no need to search for donations upon entry anymore (except for during special events)
Quarterly Newsletters - stay informed about what's happening, and new developments.
10% Discount off plants from Alter-Natives Nursery
Be among the first to find out about Special Events and Plant/Flower Sales happening at the Gardens
To become a member or to renew your existing membership, come and see our friendly desk volunteers or click here to complete our membership form.
The membership period is July 1st to June 30th, annually.
Individual and family membership: $25
Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a true-blue community project, relying almost entirely on volunteers to keep the gardens thriving. We currently have a community of 60 volunteers, and we are always on the look out for new recruits.
Our Trustees look after the overall running of our organisation. They meet monthly to discuss all issues arising, set plans into motion regarding planning and making sure we remain financially sustainable. Trustees are nominated annually at the AGM. If you would like to join the Board of Trustees, we invite you to register your interest.
Our Gardening Crew is a group of dedicated locals who meet on-site every Monday and Wednesday at 8.30am and get stuck in to whatever needs doing - watering and weeding, planning an overhaul of an existing garden area or propagating plants to sell in our gift shop. Love gardening?
Contact Guy email@example.com
Our "Meet and Greet" volunteers are the friendly face of the Gardens. They greet all of our visitors as they arrive through the Visitor Centre - offering a map, taking donations and helping to run the little boutique gift shop. Most of these volunteers do one half day shift per week, or month (approximately 4 hours per shift). The front desk is right beside Quail Cafe, so it is a good chance to enjoy a nice coffee and a treat too. If you think you have time to help at the front desk, please email Glenda firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Events Team is currently made up of 12 women (we are very happy to welcome some men to the team!), who meet once a month to plan events such as Sculpture Northland, The Enchanted Garden children's event and the Whangarei Garden Discovery. This team is busy when each event is on, and we often need extra people to help. Sculpture Northland is a 10 day event, and we had over 100 volunteers rostered to help in 2019! It's a busy, but fun time, and we need people with energy for this vibrant role. If you would like to join out team, get in touch with Sally email@example.com
Volunteers all receive a 10% discount from our Gift Shop.
If you or an organisation you are part of would like to sponsor a specific project at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, we'd love to hear from you!
Local Rotary groups, Whangarei District Council, and others have sponsored worthwhile projects in the past, such as signage, bridges, garden areas, stone walls etc.
Our major biennial events, Sculpture Northland and Whangarei Garden Discovery, rely heavily on our wonderful corporate sponsors to help us cover advertising costs. Both of these events are well recognised and a great asset for our Northland community. If you would like to support these outstanding community events, then email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether big or small, we have projects that need sponsorship. If you are interested, please contact us to become an integral part of the wonderful Whangarei Quarry Gardens story.