Art of Foraging with Autumn Cocktails - Season Finale!!!: Velskov Forest, Waitakere, Auckland

20 - 21 May 2023 

During the guided afternoon experience, your senses will be awakened with a 16-course tasting feast created with native and seasonal flowers, fruits, leaves, and seeds.

“Walking in the NZ bush will never be the same again!” - Dany Leong, Film director.


How can you grow roots if you never eat from the soil? Mamakan invites you to ponder about roots and ancestry by exploring the edible botanical history of Aotearoa New Zealand afresh.



Learn to ID native edible plants from their look, touch, taste, and smell. Set yourself and your friends up for a higher level of well-being by investing in your bushcraft skills and knowledge.


Part art installation, part cooking lesson, part nature walk, the Art of Foraging workshop explores new dimensions of wisdom, wonder, and wellbeing in harmony with the natural seasons.


“Loved it! I think everyone should do it .” - Sally Stockwell, Singer/Songwriter and Actress


"For a grounding experience in nature head to Velskov Forest. Danish botanical artist Mamakan offers seasonal walking workshops about the Art of Foraging.During the walk you’ll feast on native plants and nature-inspired cocktails, learning to identify them in nature through a Nordic-style perspective on Aotearoa’s edible flora. Part art installation, part cooking lesson, part nature gathering, proceeds will go towards the protection of the biodiversity of the Velskov Forest. Delicious".  By Urban List, 20 Rad Workshops In Auckland 



“I thought everything about the foraging walk was awesome” - Jennifer Spithill, Nutritionist and Health Coach  


“Mamakan led us on a beautiful, informative and uplifting walk bringing a variety of native plants and trees into respectful focus. The preparations made from flowers, foliage, and stems were exquisitely thought through and presented. I've been excited to have and pass on little bits of my learning already.” Michaela Hendry, Teacher


Saturday at 2-6pm SOLD OUT!

Sunday at 2-6pm - just 1 space left!



Velskov Forest, 627 Huia Road, 0604 Parau, Auckland



Per person: 199 NZ$ 


Tickets include all tastings of food and drinks, printed materials and a small gift to take home. Proceeds from the walks will contribute to the conservation and cultivation of our native forest.


Adults only. Families can book private foraging walks. Please contact me on for prices and dates.


RSVP Spaces are limited. Questions on 027 220 9107 or


Note: These events are weather dependent. If a session is postponed, you can choose future dates and times. You are also welcome to gift or transfer your booking to friends or family. Please note that these events are fundraisers for native forest conservation and, therefore, are not refundable. Any proceeds are used for conservation and cultivation efforts. 

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Saturday, 20 May at 2-6pm
Art of Foraging with Autumn Cocktails - Season Finale!!!
Sunday, 21 May at 2-6pm
Art of Foraging with Autumn Cocktails - Season Finale!!!