Planting Information



The Lincoln Envirotown Trust is passionate about preserving our local native species, as most of these unique endemic species that used the cover the whole of Canterbury have now almost completely disappeared from our landscape.

We provide information of suitable local native species to plant in the Selwyn area:

LET Native Planting Guide 2014

The information is also available as a booklet from the Lincoln Library for a donation of $2.00 to cover printing.

How to increase biodiversity in your back yard:

Backyard Biodiversity Booklet (2014)

Also, available in hard copy from LET.

We carried out a survey of native plants in Lincoln gardens, which can be found at  Native-Plants-in-Lincoln-Township.pdf

Local planting projects: Mahoe Reserve & corner of Ellesmere Junction Rd/Springs Rd roundabout.

Working Bees are normally held on the 1st Sunday of the month starting at 2.00pm. The latest information is to be found in our newsletters: HERE

Quiz sheets for use at the Mahoe Reserve can be downloaded : (quiz sheets here) and are also available from the Lincoln Library.

Ring Sue Jarvis for more information 329 5858.

Local suppliers of native plants (remember to check that the plants you are buying are “ecosourced”)

DOC Motukarara Conservation Nursery
Southern Woods

Cashmere Natives Wholesale
112 Hackthorne Rd Cashmere Christchurch

 Groups that encourage planting of natives: encourage   biodiversity enhancement on private land between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers.

Waihora Ellesmere Trust

Environment Canterbury Resource Care
New Zealand Landcare Trust

  1. Planting for food


What Lincoln Envirotown does:

Are you interested in Planting for Food or our Community Garden? Then check out this section on our web site:
Lincoln Community Garden