Nelson City Council’s colourful hanging baskets will go up around the city this summer and we would love to have some volunteers to help us plant them.
The planting will be done at the Nelmac Nursery on Atawhai Drive.
The session times available are as follows:
- Monday 12 October 10.30am – 12pm and 1.30 – 3pm
- Tuesday 13 October 10.30am – 12pm and 1.30 – 3pm
- Wednesday 14 October 10.30am – 12pm and 1.30 – 3pm
Eleven volunteers per session are needed, with around 650 baskets to be planted in total. The plan is that these will be installed in late November/early December.
All you need to bring is your own gloves and a good dose of enthusiasm.
The 90 minute sessions will see you planting petunias, impatiens and geraniums, with nursery staff on hand to help and advise if needed. In the past people have really enjoyed the planting process, and it’s a good skill to learn, as you can then go home and create your own hanging baskets.
The baskets really bring the city to life over the summer months and are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
We would really love your help to get them up and running again this year. If you would like to volunteer as a hanging basket planter, call Council Customer Services on 546 0200 to register.