Tui Garden

Community Involvement

Tui is a trusted and friendly brand that supports many events and charities locally and around New Zealand. Being part of gardening celebrations, competitions and festivals is a great way to get involved with communities and also to educate and introduce people to the fun and rewarding world of gardening.

Below are some events and projects Tui has been part of.

Garden to Table Programme

Garden To Table is a curriculum integrated programme that aims to provide children (aged 7-10) with enjoyable education about food, horticulture and their natural environment – primarily to positively influence their food choices.

Tui is supporting the Garden to Table programme in 2015 by providing garden starter packs to all new schools that join the programme.

Moths and Butterflies Trust of New Zealand

The Moths and Butterflies Trust of New Zealand is here to help protect New Zealand's moth and butterfly population.

Tui has supported the Trust's conferences and annual fundraising calendar to enable them to continue their work supporting this important part of New Zealand's wildlife.

Encouraging Kiwis to learn in the Garden

Tui is passionate about encouraging Kiwis into their gardens to reap the rewards of time spent outdoors, homegrown harvests and the joy greenlife provides.

Each year Tui encourages preschools, primary schools and intermediates to get in the garden through the Tui School Garden Challenge. Tui provides resources and a starter pack to all schools that register, in addition to fantastic garden prizes to encourage schools. Participating schools keep a blog showing their progress in the garden - and it is fabulous to see the children's enthusiasm as they learn.

This year Tui is proud to have sponsored Tui Gardener of the Year, with NZ Gardener magazine. This has given those schools who usually take part in the TSGC the chance to show their gardening prowess off to even more of the country, as well as finding other gardening super heroes within our communities.

Tauranga Garden & Art Festival

The Tauranga Garden & Arts Fest is a biennial festival celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Western Bay of Plenty's gardens and talented artists. Tui supports the festival by providing product to the schools involved, to help get their gardens growing, to the wonderful gardeners who take part, in addition to prizes to be used during the festival celebrations.

Christchurch Earthquake Recovery

Since the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, many people living outside the area feel helpless, however wish to support the thousands that are affected.

Following a staff initiative within Tui Garden Products Ltd 97% of staff volunteered to forego one day's holiday and that equivalent day's pay will be sent to the Christchurch Mayoral Fund. On top of this, Tui will match a dollar for every dollar donated.

Tui have 65 staff so it is a reasonable donation.

Tui Garden Products challenged friends and business partners to give this initiative consideration. If every New Zealander gave the equivalent of one day’s pay the sum would be substantial.

The Kitchen & Garden Show LIVE

Tui was a major sponsor for The Kitchen & Garden Show with Tony Murrell and Helen Jackson.  The event was held on 24th March 2011 at Mitre 10 Mega in Petone.  The event was an initiative by the Hutt Valley Rotary Club to raise funds for The Gillies McIndoe Research Institute and child and youth projects carried out by the Rotary Club.  The event was a huge success as over $10000 was raised for the various charities.

Footsteps 'make a wish' come true

Footsteps is an early chilhood home based early learning program with over 1000 children aged from birth to 5 years.  Footsteps aims to enrich learning of young children through developing intrests in healthy activities.  Tui Garden Products donated Tui Seed Raising Mix and Tui Flower Power growing mix to the end of year prizes given to children.  This donation aimed to inspire their learning and understanding of gardening and their environment.