Daltons in the Community
Daltons are committed to gardening in New Zealand. We support numerous projects around the country and are thrilled to see these contributions benefit communities of all sizes! Here is a sample of some recent projects we have been a part of:
Katherine Mansfield House & Garden
Thanks to the Daltons team for the huge load of garden supplies donated to Katherine Mansfield House & Garden last month.
The timing was perfect as we were able to spread the mulch a few days prior to the announcement of Level 4 lockdown. We were thrilled to get some photos of the garden sent through by Thorndon neighbours enjoying the spring growth as they passed on their daily lockdown walk. The garden looks beautiful right now, with spring bulbs blooming including tulips, freesias and daffodils and lots of lush green spring growth.
The mulch and fertiliser you have donated goes a long way to keeping the garden and lawns looking great, and as a non-profit organisation we really appreciate your support.
Incredible Edibles® Pink Ribbon Breakfast
"Incredible edibles® and friends would like to say a very large thank you for the pallet of potting mix and box of fertiliser for our Pink Ribbon Breakfast we hosted recently. Our Pink Ribbon Breakfast ran very smoothly and was a huge success. The sky cleared for us and the sun came out so everyone enjoyed the breakfasts, garden tours, plant sales, raffles. We have raised very close to our target of $5000, which will go towards much-needed research to fight this disease.
Thank you again, we very much appreciate your contribution of the potting mix and fertiliser."
Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust
Jacqui Knight says Daltons support of the Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust has been critical,
“They have been amazing, supporting my work leading a team of volunteers at the Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve where we’ve created some habitat, ostensibly for butterflies. We’re organic, and we’ve loved the addition of Daltons mulches and compost to get our plants well established. They have also been a great supporter of our BUTTERFLIES magazine for years.”
Firth Tower, Matamata
Carol Dutton (Firth Tower Assistant) says,
Gardeners Emma, Nigel, and the Firth Tower staff were excited to receive a truckload of Dalton's mix a couple of weeks back, in order to re-establish the Homestead gardens. It's been a working progress for some time, clearing the whole area of problem weeds and plants that do not belong in a historic setting.
With the addition of this enriched mix, Emma will now be able to start the replanting process and make the Homestead garden look how it would have done around 100 years ago.
St John Ambulance Depot
Allison Stewart of Bayleys and Eves Realty Waikato/Bay of Plenty/Taranaki writes,
"On behalf of St John I wanted to thank you so much for donating the mulch for the gardens. We were so fortunate to have businesses like yours step in to help. The gardens are looking 'flash' and I am sure the plants will grow well in the quality mix provided."
Lincoln Primary School Spring Fair
Andrew McMenamin, Sarah Morrison and Anna James write,
"On behalf of Lincoln Primary School, its PTA, staff, students and families/whanau, we would like to extend a sincere thank you for the generous contribution you made towards the success of the Lincoln Primary School Spring Fair...
The school is currently experiencing rapid roll growth and through your generosity, we will be able to enhance the new learning spaces that are being built onsite with the installation of permanent seating and shade structures to ensure that the students have protection from the sun during lunch and play breaks...
We are very grateful for your continued support."
Lincoln Primary School is located on the Canterbury Plains, on the South Island of New Zealand
Coast Youth Community Trust
Allan Robertson says,
“A huge thanks to Daltons for the bags of Premium Garden Mix, Vegetable Mix and Premium Seed Mix they kindly donated to our community garden. The lettuce seedlings you see here were raised by students of Coast Alternative Education School. The gardens are maintained by volunteers, some of whom have community service hours they need to work off... what better way to give back to the community! The produce grown is distributed in food parcels through a local food bank.
So thank you, Daltons. Your donation not only saves us money, it adds life to our gardens which, in turn, grow great produce that can be shared with those in need.”
CYC Trust is Strengthening Youth, Empowering Families, and Building Community on the Hibiscus Coast.
Matangi Hillcrest Sports Club
Daltons are proud to support Matangi Hillcrest Sports Club. More than a sports club, Matangi Hillcrest is a cultured and whanau-orientated Community Club.