Eye on Nature Whānau Day

Saturday 26 March 2022 | Auckland Botanic Gardens

Eye on Nature Whānau Day is the Beautification Trust's free annual event for families to engage with nature and learn about sustainability.


Held at the beautiful Auckland Botanic Gardens, the day includes hands-on activities, games, live entertainment and prizes. This fun-packed day often attracts over 5,000 visitors from across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and beyond.

Every year we have a different theme. Our Eye on Nature theme for 2022 is Incredible Kai.

Save the date

Eye on Nature Whānau Day 2022 is on Saturday 26 March. Watch this space for updates and more details about the programme!

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Incredible Kai

Not only does kai (food) nourish us and keep our bodies healthy, but our relationship with kai also affects the health of the planet. Food security and sustainability are becoming increasingly important on our collective journey to a greener future.

Understanding where kai comes from, how it gets to the table and what happens with food scraps helps us deepen our personal relationship with nature. Kai is also an amazing social connector which brings communities and whānau together.

Throughout Eye on Nature 2022, tamariki and whānau will learn more about...



How food is made, from growing to gathering



How we prepare and eat food, and how food nourishes us



How food gets to

our table


Waste & Recycling

What we do with packaging and food scraps


Eye on Nature

The Beautification Trust's signature environmental education programme.


Activities & Resources

Fun learning activities and resources for tamariki at school and at home.


Partner with us

Be part of Eye on Nature and inspire the next generation of kaitiaki.