WILD MEDICINE

Live Well...Live Wild!

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Welcome to Wild Medicine

Ridge Road gardens is open for workshops, specific Open Days, purchasing Irises and bookings for Weddings, Workshops, Team Building events and group Cream Teas.

 

 

Here at Ridge Road Gardens our family, Rob, Kristie, Moss and Fenn are creating a place where people can come virtually or in real life and learn how to be healthy in mind, body and soul.

Wild Medicine to us, embodies living a life less ordinary and living on purpose.
We live on an amazing property and we want to share it with you. As we transform it we will teach others how to live in a sustainable fun way.

We host open days and run workshops on many different ways to bring goodness into your lives. All of these are run with a strong community focus.

If you would like to stay in the magic for longer, book a couple of nights at our beautiful glamping bus.

You can join a workshop or stroll the renowned Iris gardens, ponds or baby Native plantings and spend time with some lovely animals.

We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again!

To get you started on the path to goodness we have our free NZ specific Vegetable Planting Guide right Here!

 Workshops

  • Watercolour Workshop
    Sun, Feb 28
    WILD MEDICINE
    Feb 28, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    WILD MEDICINE, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara, New Zealand
    Come and spend a lovely day at Ridge Road gardens among the dahlias, roses, lilies, and many many more beautiful shrubs, trees and flowers. Explore the beautiful gardens and pond full of damselflies, frogs and goldfish. We provide all materials for the workshop and shady comfortable seats.
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  • Acro Yoga
    Time is TBD
    Ridge Road Gardens
    Time is TBD
    Ridge Road Gardens, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    A full-day introduction to Acro Yoga. We will teach you the basics of basing, flying and spotting so you can have a fun & safe practice. All in a beautiful setting at Ridge Road Gardens
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  • Recycled Plastic into Art
    classes on demand
    WILD MEDICINE
    classes on demand
    WILD MEDICINE, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara, New Zealand
    A great workshop to book for families, home school groups, enviro groups and anyone who wants to have a play with precious plastic machines.
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  • Advanced Plastic Recycling
    Class on demand
    451 Ridge Road
    Class on demand
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    For people who want more advanced knowledge than our introductory plastic to art course. Great fun. Never to many Monkeys
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  • Garden Raider!
    Time is by mutual suitability
    451 Ridge Road
    Time is by mutual suitability
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Tour the gardens and take some of it home! Bring a friend or two or indulge yourself in some propagating glory!
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  • Fermentation Workshop and Feast POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT SATURDAY 30th January
    Sat, Jan 23
    Ridge Road Gardens
    Jan 23, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Ridge Road Gardens, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Come and learn how to make sourdough, kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut and lots more! Learn about gut health. Enjoy a delicious fermented lunch in the stunning flower gardens and take home a beautiful Ebook and starter kits. Connect to our community and keep learning with all of us after the course ends.
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  • New Objects from Recycled Plastic
    Tue, Dec 22
    451 Ridge Road
    Dec 22, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    We will cover different techniques for plastic recycling . Look at the plastic recycling scene in Christchurch and become familiar with the use of both precious plastic extrusion and injection machines. For ages 12 to 120...
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  • Weave a Christmas Hoop!
    Mon, Dec 21
    451 Ridge Road
    Dec 21, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Create a beautiful natural hoop, the perfect base for fresh flowers or Christmas wreaths. Using fresh material from the property we will create a basic hoop that you will be able to take home. For these works, size will matter as they have to be able to fit in your car! Great for ages 8 and to 80!
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  • Recycled Plastic to Art
    Mon, Dec 21
    451 Ridge Road
    Dec 21, 2020, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Here you will learn how to operate precious plastic extrusion and injection machines. With these I will teach you how to make a free form bowl from recycled plastic and a how to fill a basic mould.
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  • Paper Crete a Wall!
    Fri, Dec 18
    451 Ridge Road
    Dec 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    A Great start to the school holidays! Come and make some mucky paper plaster and slop it onto a wall. Heaps of fun. you will be super proud of the wonderful skill you have learned and the beautiful wall coating you will make.
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  • Take Rose Cuttings like Monty Don.
    Wed, Dec 16
    451 Ridge Road
    Dec 16, 2020, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Monty Don is my Hero. Here at Ridge Road we have Roses galore. This is held at a great time to take semi hardwood cuttings. Come and join us for some practical experience and some great Rose harvesting.
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  • Weave something truly Epic! Day 2
    Sun, Dec 06
    451 Ridge Road
    Dec 06, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM GMT+13
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    This will differ from our other weaving workshops as we will be working on a major project over two days to give you the full skills you need to make your own projects at home. This is day 2 of the Epic Weave!
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  • Weave something truly Epic!
    Sat, Dec 05
    451 Ridge Road
    Dec 05, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:05 AM GMT+13
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    This will differ from our other weaving workshops as we will be working on a major project over two days to give you the full skills you need to make your own projects at home.
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  • Weave a Bean Frame
    Sat, Nov 21
    451 Ridge Road
    Nov 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Learn to weave and take home a beautiful structure for your garden or your house.
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  • Weave a Hoop
    Thu, Nov 19
    Ridge Road Gardens
    Nov 19, 2020, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Ridge Road Gardens, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Learn the basics of weaving and take home a very cool hoop. This is a great starting place for those with little or no experience of weaving structures.
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  • Weave a Bean Frame
    Sun, Nov 15
    451 Ridge Road
    Nov 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Learn to weave and take home a beautiful structure for your garden or your house.
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  • Weave a Hoop
    Wed, Nov 11
    Ridge Road Gardens
    Nov 11, 2020, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Ridge Road Gardens, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Learn the basics of weaving and take home a very cool hoop. This is a great starting place for those with little or no experience of weaving structures.
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  • Ridge Road Gardens Open Day
    Sat, Nov 07
    451 Ridge Road
    Nov 07, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Live music, tea, coffee & cake from the Barn Shop The Gardens are a beautiful place to visit with delightful cottage gardens filled Irises, Peony Roses and Roses, surrounded by beautiful ponds. Choose your favourite plants then purchase from the nursery! Cash or online sales only onn the day.
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  • Paper Crete, How to make plaster from newspapers
    Wed, Nov 04
    451 Ridge Road
    Nov 04, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Come and learn how to make a beautiful, simple, earthy plaster with newspapers and clay.
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  • Sculptural Weaving
    Sun, Oct 18
    451 Ridge Road
    Oct 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    This will be an educational, super fun, hands-on weaving bonanza! All material will be provided & sourced here at Ridge Road Gardens. Tea, coffee and cake provided. BYO lunch and secateurs if you have them. $80 per person Pay online to secure your spot. Limit 12 places
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  • Hempcrete Building 101 Workshop
    Sun, Oct 18
    Ridge Road Gardens home of Wild Medicine
    Oct 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Ridge Road Gardens home of Wild Medicine, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Hempcrete 101 is an introductory course designed to explore the fundamentals of building with hempcrete. A revolutionary, non-toxic building product that we believe will lead us into not only a sustainable future but a regenerative one.
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  • Landscape Weaving
    Thu, Sep 24
    451 Ridge Road
    Sep 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    This will be an educational, super fun, hands-on weaving bonanza. All material will be provided & sourced here at Ridge Road Gardens. Tea, coffee and cake provided. BYO lunch and warm clothing, and secateurs if you have them. $80 per person Pay online to secure your spot. Limit 12 places
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  • Traditional Soap Making
    Tue, Sep 22
    451 Ridge Road
    Sep 22, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
    451 Ridge Road, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    This will be an educational, super fun, hands-on experience. All raw material will be provided. Soap making the old fashioned way, super hydrating and wonderfully soft on your skin.
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  • Hempcrete building 101
    Sun, Aug 23
    Ridge Road Gardens
    Aug 23, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Ridge Road Gardens, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Kohu Hemp are offering a 1 day workshop, Hempcrete Building 101, designed to explore and learn the fundamentals of building with hempcrete. A revolutionary, non-toxic building product that we believe will lead us into not only a sustainable future, but a regenerative one.
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  • Hempcrete building 101
    Sun, Aug 02
    Ridge Road Gardens
    Aug 02, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Ridge Road Gardens, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Kohu Hemp are offering a 1 day workshop, Hempcrete Building 101, designed to explore and learn the fundamentals of building with hempcrete. A revolutionary, non-toxic building product that we believe will lead us into not only a sustainable future, but a regenerative one.
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  • Rose Pruning Workshop
    Sat, Jul 25
    Ridge Road Gardens
    Jul 25, 2020, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Ridge Road Gardens, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Come to Ridge Road Gardens and have a fun morning learning to prune bush, standard, climbing and rambling roses. Share a cuppa and meet other Rose enthusiasts!
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  • Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
    Sat, Jul 04
    Ridge Road Gardens
    Jul 04, 2020, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Ridge Road Gardens, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Apple, Pear and other Pip Fruit With Greg Quinn & Rob Upritchard at Ridge Road Gardens, Motukarara
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  • Fermentation Workshop
    Sat, Nov 23
    Wild Medicine
    Nov 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Wild Medicine, 451 Ridge Road, Motukarara 7672, New Zealand
    Come and learn how to make sourdough, kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut and lots more! A delicious fermented morning tea and take home recipes and starter kits.
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