Sculpture park sows seeds of renewal at Easter


Fancy making a native seed bomb, learning the fine art of plant propagation or understand how to prune a tree with an eye to its future?

The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru is offering workshops by experts on all those topics and more over Easter in its Seeds of Renewal event – all for the normal park entry price.

The event at the park, just 15 minutes and 15km from Tamahere, marks 30 years since the start of the rehabilitation of the park from its former life as a disused quarry.

Waitakaruru Sculpture Park
The inviting entrance at the Waitakaruru Sculpture Park

Seeds of Renewal highlights the processes for renewing, renovating, and restoring the land, soil and vegetation.

As well as choosing from an interesting schedule of workshops and demonstrations visitors to the park over the four-day, Easter weekend can also enjoy a 2km art-in-nature walk.

Visitors can choose to book to do their walk and to attend the workshops of most interest to them.  The normal entry fee for going to the park includes the workshops.

The full schedule of workshops is on the park’s website and downloadable here below:

Booking ahead online is advisable at

Just before Easter, WINTEC landscape construction students plan to complete their project building a pathway up to sculptor Nico Thompson’s renovated metal Cross – another point of renewal at the park.

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