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We also run workshops and tours on request. Minimum numbers/cost applies. Please contact us for more details.

 

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Bloom School: Gather & Design

Experience Nourish Gardens Flower Farm at it’s best! After a demonstration you’ll be able to gather as many blooms from the fields as you wish, then spend time designing your own arrangements and bouquets to take home. Flower focus: January & March – Dahlias, September – Tulips, Anemone, Ranunculus, November – Roses

2020 DATES
SUNDAY 19 JANUARY
SUNDAY 8 MARCH
SUNDAY 22 MARCH
13 or 15 SEPTEMBER (Cancelled – Covid)
15  NOVEMBER
9  JANUARY (2021)
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Bloom School: Floral Photography

Learn how to take the very best images, plus lots of general photography tips and tricks, using flowers freshly picked from Nourish Gardens. Instructor Lavara O’Hanlon is a professional photographer who specialises in weddings and product shoots.

2020 DATES
SUNDAY 9  FEBRUARY (PHONE CAMERAS)
SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER (PHONE CAMERAS) (Cancelled – Covid)
SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER (PHONE CAMERAS)
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Bloom School: Wreaths

Join us to make your own  wreath. Using flowers, fresh and dried, from Nourish Gardens, you’ll learn techniques to make your own wreath to take home. This year we are running a children’s wreath workshop in the July school holidays.

2020 DATES
SATURDAY 4 JULY (MID-WINTER)
WEDNESDAY 8 JULY (FOR CHILDREN)
SUNDAY 6 or 13 DECEMBER (CHRISTMAS WREATHS)
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Nourish Gardens is a great concept, a happening venue for learning about homegrown sustainability. Christy is a great teacher;  organised, engaging, encouraging.  The Nourish Gardens workshops are a delight – well structured (with tools, handouts and sample plants for everyone), full of useful region specific information in a glorious setting. Christy’s vegetable & herb plots, orchards and flourishing food forest are an inspiration for both aspiring and seasoned gardeners. It’s diverse abundance is a credit to her vision and her love of all things growing. Treat yourself to a Nourish Garden experience – elegant yet earthy- it’s the perfect Waiheke blend.   

Yvete Coleman

Grow School: Cut Flowers

Learn how to grow an abundance of flowers for creating your own beautiful arrangements and bouquets. Includes specific varieties to choose for each season, and tips and techniques for successful growing and harvesting.. You’ll take home varieties to grow that are not easily available otherwise to the home gardener.

2020 DATES
23 or 25 FEBRUARY (DAHLIAS)
SATURDAY 8 AUGUST (SPRING BLOOMS)
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Grow School: Vegetables

Learn how to have success in growing your own vegetables in different seasons. See real life examples of different gardening methods that you can use in your own garden, no matter how big or small. Includes both theory and practical and you will take home your own seedlings and seeds to get you started. Homegrown vegetables taste no like other!

2020 DATES
8 or 10 NOVEMBER (SPRING)
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Grow School: Food Forests

A forest garden is an exciting and satisfying way of growing a variety of edible and medicinal plants. Designed to be self-sustaining, forest gardens can be as big or small as you wish. Even a small backyard can have a forest garden. Tour an established food forest and gain knowledge and experience to design and establish, and maintain your own food ‘forest’.

2020 DATES
SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
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The information from the workshop was concise and  easily understandable,  allowing workshop participants time for questions and discussions and an opportunity to share their own experience. I found doing the practical part an especially valuable skill to add to my own pruning repertoire. Christy, your garden and knowledge are an inspiration.

Roz Sainsbury

Fruit Trees: Pruning+Care

From apples to peaches, lemons to oranges, pomegranates to figs, fruit trees are a fantastic addition to any garden, no matter how big or small. This workshop aims to provide you with inspiration and knowledge to create, maintain and  enjoy your own fruit tree paradise.

2020 DATES
SUNDAY 12 JULY
TUESDAY 21 JULY
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Children’s Workshops

We love to encourage children’s love of nature, flowers, and provide a place for to nurture their creativity. Children’s workshops are for aged 6-12 years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

2020 DATES
WEDNESDAY 8 JULY (WREATHS)
SATURDAY 11 JULY (FAIRY HOUSES)
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Garden Tours

Tour Nourish Gardens at Owhanake Bay Estate on Waiheke Island,  with the owner and gardener, Christy Ralphs. Gain some inspiration from the extensive gardens including  berry, vegetable and herb gardens, a food forest,  orchard, and boutique vineyard and flower farm. Finish with a chat over a delicious morning tea.

We have so many requests to come and visit that sadly we can’t say ‘yes’ to them all, so these dates are your opportunity! Keep an eye on our social media for additional dates throughout the year.

2020 DATES
SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER (LABOUR WEEKEND)
AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
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Great workshop, very informative and good to do some

hands on learning, Christy is an inspiration. Great morning tea.

Claire Mummery

SPECIAL EVENTS

Floral Business Retreat

A three day retreat to explore your business and embrace success as a floral business owner.  Hosted by the Floral Business Activator team at Nourish Gardens, this is your chance to gather with flower folks – growers, florists and stylists. Whether you’re looking to grow your business or switch things up, this retreat is for business owners who want to invest in themselves and their business. You’ll dive deeper and further with the support of a collaborative and creative community.

2020 DATES
MONDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
TO
WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
(Cancelled – Covid)

 

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Introduction to Flower Farming

A three day intensive course to give you the fundamentals of flower growing for profit, with a mix of theory and practical. From marketing and sales, to caring for your soil, we’ll cover a wide range of topics. And yes, you’ll also get some hands on experience having fun with flowers! This is for those who are dreaming, planning, or have one year or less experience of growing flowers for sale.

2021 DATES
MONDAY 8 MARCH
TO
WEDNESDAY 10 MARCH
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The Picking Garden with Wildflower Waiheke

For the ultimate luxury floral workshop, this collaboration with Wildflower Waiheke is a flower filled two days of hands on learning and creating. See Wildlflower Waiheke’s website for more information and to enrol.

2020 DATES
SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER
TO
MONDAY 24 NOVEMBER
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It was great to get out in Christy’s garden and see all of her examples, as well as get hands on practical experience with pruning and propagation.  The morning tea was absolutely scrumptious, all homemade goods with berries from her garden! I am signed up for another workshop already

Mara Elwood

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