The aims of Titahi Bay Horticultural Society are to:
Promote the study and practice of horticulture in all of its various branches.
Encourage and foster civic pride in the beautification and improvement of the Titahi Bay area through membership of and regular meetings of the Society, home gardening, and horticulture.
We're proud to be part of the Titahi Bay community and live these values in our community activities. View a selection of highlights from our community good works over the past couple of years below.
We love supporting the mahi of other local community organisations and school garden programmes with donations, supplies and volunteering for their horticultural projects too, and are proud to have supported:
Cannons Creek School
Garden to Table Porirua
Ngā hua ō Titahi - Fruits of Titahi Orchard
Porirua Schools Garden Club
Postgate School Enviro Group
Titahi Bay School Enviro Project
Community Good Work Highlights
We donated $2000 to the Hope Charity to provide school materials, shoes and school bags to 15 Porirua students.
Cannons Creek School Gardening Awards
Cannons Creek School are encouraging young gardeners through their Garden to Table programme. TBHS proudly supports the programme by sponsoring the schools' annual Gardener of the Year awards, and have done so since 2018.
At-Home Children's Garden Creation Competition
During covid level restrictions in 2021 we ran an at-home children's garden creation competition with categories for ages 12 to preschool. Read more
Free workshops - Vegetable Container Gardens
We hosted a series of workshops in the community. Participants had a demonstration on vegetable planting then got a free pack of vegetable and herb plants, a container, potting mix, basic gardening equipment and instruction sheet to take home and grow their own vegies.
Free Planting activity for kids
St Pius Community Fun Event and St Matthew's Christmas Joy Festival
We hosted stalls at community events where local children had the opportunity for a hands-on horticultural experience potting up a plant or flower and then taking it home - all for free. Thanks to Twiglands Garden World for supporting this initiative.
Round Garden - Titahi Bay Beach (North End)
Our society has taken over the planting and care of the Round Garden at the northern end of Titahi Bay Beach. Thanks to Bunnings Porirua for their support of this community initiative. Read more
Community Seat for Titahi Bay Beach
Our society donated a Big Mac Seat for the community near the Titahai Bay Surf Club. Read more
Free Planting activity for kids - Titahi Bay Beach Festival
Our stall at the local beach festival gave local children the opportunity for a hands-on horticultural experience potting up a plant or flower and then taking it home - all for free. Thanks to Twiglands Garden World for supporting this initiative. Read more
Porirua City’s Adopt-a-Spot project - Tom's Road Mural
The Toms Road mural, painted by artist Ellen Coup is part of Porirua City’s Adopt-a-Spot project, and features a Titahi Bay beach scene, with a sneak-peek inside one of the Bay’s iconic boatsheds. We chose the Toms Road spot to adopt as it is a key route to the beach and the Surf Club – and the Wellington Electricity box on the corner was crying out for some beautification! We managed the project, with support from the Porirua City Council. Read more here.
Daffodil Grow and Show
Titahi Bay Horticultural Society invited local Porirua primary schools to be a part of our inaugural Great Daffodil Grow and Show event at our Spring Flower Show. We provided them with bulbs, potting mix, buckets and help from our members, and 18 Porirua schools participated. Read more