The Wellington Botanic Gardens encompasses 21.85 hectares of native bush, plant collections and parkland areas. A stone’s throw from the CBD, the Gardens are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
Many of the plants for the Gardens are grown onsite in the nursery. Since its establishment in 1914, the nursery has undergone various renovations and relocations; by 2010 another upgrade was needed to ensure the sustainability and growth of the gardens. read more
Maycroft Construction was awarded the nursery upgrade project by the Wellington City Council. It was a complex project and provided various challenges.
The Duck Pond was directly below the work area and silt control was therefore of utmost importance. We implemented initiatives to mitigate the risk of run-off into the pond, which proved very successful in maintaining the integrity of the pond and the project.
Additionally, the development included the installation of a 30,000 litre water tank. To remove the risk of embankment collapse associated with the original site, we proposed an alternative tank location that also provided significant savings to the overall contract. It is important to us that our projects are of the highest standard, and we offer advice and solutions where necessary.
Employing our best practice safety standards ensured there was no risk to the public visiting the gardens.
The Botanic Gardens are classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area. Maycroft is proud to have assisted in their continual development.