We offer a range of seasonally inspired bespoke workshops and events.

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

Bloom School: Gather & Design

Experience Nourish Gardens Flower Farm at it’s best! After a demonstration from a guest florist/stylist 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: March – Dahlias, September – Tulips, Anemone, Ranunculus, November – Roses

2019 DATES
SUNDAY 10 MARCH
SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER
TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER
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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.

Three workshop options: 1. Intro: Phone Camera 2. Intro: DSLR Camera 3. Masterclass Photography

2019 DATES
SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER (PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY)
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER (DSLR PHOTOGRAPHY)
SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER (MASTERCLASS)
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Bloom School: Wreaths & Crowns

Join us to make your own flower crowns and wreaths. Using flowers, fresh and dried, from Nourish Gardens, you’ll learn techniques to make your own crown or wreath to take home. We also run these workshops for groups by arrangement, minimum numbers/charges apply.

2019 DATES
BY ARRANGEMENT – MINIMUM NUMBERS APPLY
SUNDAY 8 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 and foliage for creating your own beautiful arrangements and bouquets. Includes specific varieties to choose for each season, tips and techniques for successful growing and harvesting, and how to care for your flowers once they have been cut. You’ll take home varieties to grow that are not easily available otherwise to the home gardener.

2019 DATES
10 or 19 FEBRUARY (DAHLIAS)
4 or 7 MAY (SPRING BLOOMS)
1 SEPTEMBER (DRIED FLOWERS)
6 or 8 OCTOBER (SUMMER 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. Homegrown vegetables taste no like other!

 

‘Startup’ workshops are for beginners, and ‘Intensive’ workshops are for those with some experience.

2019 DATES
6 or 10 APRIL (AUTUMN INTENSIVE)
28 APRIL or 30 APRIL (AUTUMN STARTUP)
25 or 27 AUGUST (SPRING INTENSIVE)
8 SEPTEMBER (SPRING STARTUP)
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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’.

2019 DATES
13 APRIL (FOOD FOREST DESIGN)
3 AUGUST (PERMANENT EDIBLES)
20 or 22 OCTOBER (FOOD FOREST DESIGN)
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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.

2019 DATES
13 JULY
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Chooks+Ducks = Productive Pets

Learn all about caring for chickens and ducks, and even worms,  including feed, housing, and dealing with common issues. See real life examples and benefits of integrating these great animals into your food gardens and orchards.

2019 DATES
TO BE CONFIRMED
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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

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.

LABOUR MONDAY (28 OCTOBER)
AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY MONDAY (2020)
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Crew for a Day

Volunteer opportunities coming soon… experience Nourish Gardens at no cost, except some of your time and energy! Join us for a day either on the Flower Farm, or maintaining our Food Forest and Vegetable Gardens. This is definitely the real deal ‘work’ day so be prepared! We’ll have a shared lunch, and although the work will be dictated by what needs to be accomplished that day, we’re also happy to answer questions about growing etc as we go.

2019 DATES
TO BE CONFIRMED
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Gardeners Gatherings

Contributing to our local community is very important to us, and making our place and space available as a community resource is one of those ways in which we like to do this. We host regular ‘Gardeners Gatherings’ for local gardeners in our Harvest Shed.

2019 DATES
TO BE CONFIRMED
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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