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Community Gardens Directory

Community gardens are a great place to learn gardening skills, share your knowledge with others and make new friends.

The community gardens in this directory are listed mostly from North to South.   For those community gardens where there is little information, more details will be added as soon as they are available.

If your community garden is not listed here please contact the site coordinator through the Contact Form.  Many Marae also have community gardens:  websites for some Marae gardens may be found on the Marae Gardens page of this site at this link: http://www.growtogether.org.nz/category/community-gardens-and-other-projects/marae-gardens/

NB:  Some email addresses on this page have been altered to reduce the chances of their being picked up by bots that patrol the net and then spammed.  For example, an email that would normally be written Name@organisation.org.nz may be altered to read Name [at] organisation.org.nz or Name [at symbol] organisation [dot ] org [dot] nz.




Oromahoe Community Garden
Oromahoe Primary School, Oromahoe


Rangihamama Garden Community Project
34 Ngapuhi Rd, Kaikohe




Auckland Teaching Gardens: 


This scheme gives beginner gardeners a chance to learn to garden in a plot of land in a park with the assistance of a mentor.  After participating in this programme, people will have have the skills they need to establish a garden at home.

The contact people for each garden are below:





Vija Kumar     09 2788154

Rebecca Ru  0221261814



Digger Harris   0210670786

Daya Ram        09 2754776



Yvonne Thomas   0274997006

Graeme Hansen   0211528020



Gordon Muir  09 2637511

Monday Poaiti  0211068385


Maich Rd

Don Armstrong 02108537669


East Tamaki

Zahoor  Sheik 0211862384


Chairman of Auckland Teaching Gardens

Gary Halton



Panmure East Residents Association Community Garden


4a Coral Crescent Panmure, Auckland 1072
This garden has been running for five years (as of 2015) and its open days are Friday and Sundays 9:30 am- 11:30am or you may visit by setting up a time. Then contact person is Nerissa Henry 021 073 6995


Ranui Community Gardens
Ranui, Waitakere

The coordinator for this garden can be emailed on Ranui-garden@hotmail.co.nz.

You can also find information about this garden on Facebook in the community pages under “Ranui garden” or Ranui community house website at this link http://www.ranuicommunityhouse.co.nz/community-garden.html.



Millbrook Edible Gardens (MEG)
Sunnyvale, Waitakere



Te Atatu Peninsula Community Garden
Te Atatu Peninsula, Waitakere



CCS Disability Action Community Garden
Royal Oak, Auckland



Grey Lynn Community Gardens
Grey Lynn, Auckland
Wilton Street Community Garden
Wilton Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland



Kingsland Community Gardens
Kingsland, Auckland


Mangere Community Gardens
Mangere Community Health Trust, Manukau




Highland Park Community House Community Garden

427 Pakuranga Highway behind the Eastgate Community Centre. For more information 09-534-5584

This garden is currently (June 2013) running a course called “The Healthy Edible Garden” on Mondays from 1 to 2.30 pm each week.

This organic vegetable gardening course will give you the confidence to start your own vegetable patch, even if you’ve never sown a seed before. 427 Pakuranga Highway behind the Eastgate Community Centre. For more information 09-534-5584


Devonport Community Garden
Mt Cambria Reserve, Devonport



Kelmarna Organic City Farm
12 Hukanui Crescent, Herne Bay. Tel (09) 376 0472. Open most days 9am-5pm



Waterview Community Garden
Meets Saturday Morning at Waterview Primary School, Oakley Ave entrance



EcoMatters Environment Trust Community Gardens
1 & 4 Olympic Place, New Lynn, Waitakere


Bay of Plenty


Whakatane Community Gardens

20 King Street

Hannah Irakau Pehi 027 513 4703
whakatanecommunitygardens [at symbol] hotmail [dot] com

This garden offers 50% of our kiwifruit crate beds to community groups and schools, and the remaining beds are cared for by volunteers with the aim of providing free food and education to the community. The food is distributed to the community by having it available on two produce stands situated on site.


Titirangi Community Garden
Behind Te Poho o Rawiri Marae, Ranfurly St, Kaiti, Gisborne



Te Runanga o Te Whanau a Apanui Community Gardens
Whitianga, near the mouth of the Motu River


Ruatoki Community Gardens
Maori Women’s Welfare League / Te Huinga a Matariki ki Tuhoe.

Phone Mina Timutimu 07-312 9222, Hine Kane 07-312 9606 or Sandy Watene 07-312 9377


KEA (Kawerau Enterprise Agency) Community Gardens Project
Situated behind the House of Hope, Tamarangi Drive, Kawerau. Phone Kelly 07-323 7377 or email kelly@kea.org.nz


Let’s Get Growing

This is an allotment-style community garden in the Otumoetai Railway Reserve on Otumoetai Road, Tauranga





Waikato Community Gardens Network
The Network was formed in 2011 and meets twice a year.  The Network has a Google Group email list at this link https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/waikato-community-gardens-network with open membership where you can hear about events, open days, etc.


Grandview Community Garden

Located in Grandview Road, Grandview, Hamilton.
A Waikato International Community Garden Project (WIC)
http://ooooby.ning.com/group/wic – see the Community Gardening discussion
Phone Clare and Tim, WIC Community Garden Mentors, ph 021 224 3109 to arrange a visit or to start a garden.



Bright Smile Community Garden
712 Mackay Street, Thames


Hannah’s Bay Community Gardens

Hannahs Bay Reserve, Rotorua.  This has been in operation for eight years. Contact Denise La Grouw denisel@clear.net.nz



Central North Island

Awhi Farm
129 Atirau Road, Turangi






Opunake Community Gardens
Heaphy Road, Opunake


Marfell Community Garden
Marfell Combined Culture Centre, 56 Cook St, Marfell, New Plymouth. Phone Janeen on (06) 7580035. Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30am-3pm, plus many free weekend workshops and gardening bees. Look out for ads in the Midweek community newspaper.


Aramoho Community Garden and Food Forest
Wai Ora, 49 Brunswick Road, Aramoho, Whanganui. Contact Wai Ora (06) 343-5015




Brandon Street Intermediate School Garden
Cannons Creek, Porirua

The garden is on the school grounds.  For more information contact Alicia Rich at alicia.rich [at] brandon.school.nz


Commonground (Wellington)

This is a garden developed in a partnership between community members and Sisters of Compassion, who are providing land for the garden.  For more information please see the website:



Innermost Gardens

There are two gardens run by Innermost Gardens in Wellington.  One is on Mount Victoria, and the other is in Newtown.  Please see their website for details:



Kai O Te Aro in Aro Valley, Wellington


Moera Community Garden

105 Randwick Crescent, Moera

Contact: Paul Kennett 027 442 1055 or paul [at]kennett.co.nz

Martin de Jong 568 6202 marmac [at] paradise.net.nz


Northern Community Gardens

Jay Street Reserve, Paparangi, Wellington
Web: www.ncg.org.nz  (If the site is not yet up it will be running soon!)
Facebook: “Northern Community Gardens”



Operation Green Thumb Wellington Community Gardens
Various sites around town see: http://www.communitygardenz.org.nz/


Te Maara Garden
Cornwall St
Cannons Creek Porirua

This is a community garden & orchard with food available for anyone.
The big potato plot belongs to the food bank.
The garden is wild because it needs more volunteers; it would be great to have community groups adopt a part of the garden.

Te Maara Garden holds successful community events occur twice a year: Autumn Hangi and Spring Organic Festival.

There are three mosaics in the centre of the garden that were produced by Kerry who is an expert mosaic artist.  it is a nice spot to visit for a picnic.

For more information see the Te Maara Garden Facebook site.



Other Wellington Gardens

This helpful link on the website of the Wellington City Council lists community gardens and orchards in Wellington, as well as funding  sources for gardens in Wellington.



Nelson region

Motueka Organic Community Gardens
This garden has moved and is now on Old Wharf Road, Motueka.

We have working bees tuesday 7pm, Friday 9am and Sundays 1pmt is on Old Wharf road Motueka.We have working bees on Tuesday at 7pm, Friday at 9am and Sundays at 1pm


Golden Bay Community Gardens/Seed Exchange
24 Waitapu Rd, Tasman, Nelson



Waimarama Community Gardens
Tantragee Rd, The Brook, Nelson





Marlborough Community Garden
Ralph Ballinger Drive off Budge Street, Riversdale, Blenheim. Phone Tina Fortune (03) 579-3599



Linwood Community Resource Centre
332 Linwood Avenue, Christchurch
New Brighton Community Gardens
136 Shaw Ave, Christchurch


Packe St Park
125 Packe St, Christchurch


Paparoa Community Activities Centre
380 Waterloo Rd, Christchurch


Strickland St Community Gardens
188 Strickland St, Christchurch


Lyttelton Community Garden
54a Oxford Street, behind the pool in Lyttelton. Gardening session from 10am to 12:30 on Wednesdays followed by a shared meal


Timaru Community Garden
Oxford Street, opposite the end of Sheratt Street


Okeover Community Garden
Beside Okeover Stream, on path between Ilam Road and Engineering Road, University of Canterbury. Open to the whole community, Fridays 2-5pm



West Coast

Westland Community Garden
Lazar Park, corner of Park and Hall Street, Hokitika. Phone Glenys at the Westland District Council, 03 756-9082


Hokitika Community Garden

This garden is a partnership between Poutini Waiora and WESTReap and is on Fitzherbert St, Hokitika (next to Hokitika automotive.)  The garden coordinator will be working at the garden most Mondays from 3 pm to 5 pm and will also be running gardening workshops from time to time.



Dunedin Community Gardens
Shetland Street Reserve, Kaikorai Valley, Dunedin


Waitati Edible Gardens
Waitati, Otago



Speargrass Flat Road
Speargrass Flat Road, Queenstown


Mataura Community Garden
Kana Street, Mataura


Waitaki Community Gardens, Oamaru

email: waicomgardens@hotmail.com
Contact Annie Beattie 03 434 8891


Acknowledgment: Most of the information on this page is sourced from the following link at the website of Good magazine.


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