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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.

 

 

Northland

Oromahoe Community Garden
Oromahoe Primary School, Oromahoe

 

Rangihamama Garden Community Project
34 Ngapuhi Rd, Kaikohe

 

Auckland

 

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:

 

Contacts

 

Middlemore

Vija Kumar     09 2788154

Rebecca Ru  0221261814

 

Papatoetoe

Digger Harris   0210670786

Daya Ram        09 2754776

 

Mangere   

Yvonne Thomas   0274997006

Graeme Hansen   0211528020

 

Chantily

Gordon Muir  09 2637511

Monday Poaiti  0211068385

 

Maich Rd

Don Armstrong 02108537669

 

East Tamaki

Zahoor  Sheik 0211862384

 

Chairman of Auckland Teaching Gardens

Gary Halton

021920841

 

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

http://www.projecttwinstreams.com/where/oratiastream/millbrookediblegarden/

 

Te Atatu Peninsula Community Garden
Te Atatu Peninsula, Waitakere

http://peninsulagarden.wordpress.com/

 

CCS Disability Action Community Garden
Royal Oak, Auckland

http://www.northern.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz/Services/CCSDisabilityActionCommunityGardens/tabid/811/Default.aspx

 

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

http://www.greylynn2030.co.nz/2009/02/18/wilton-st-community-garden/

 

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

http://sites.google.com/site/devonportcommunitygarden/index

 

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

http://www.organicexplorer.co.nz/shop/New+Directory/Browse+By+Region/Auckland/Kelmarna+Organic+City+Farm.html

 

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

http://sites.google.com/site/waterveiwgardenclub/

 

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

 

Bay of Plenty

 

Whakatane Community Gardens

20 King Street
Kopeopeo
Whakatane

Contact:
Hannah Irakau Pehi 027 513 4703
www.whakatanecommunitygardens.weebly.com
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

http://gisborne.wordpress.com/

 

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

http://www.letsgetgrowing.org.nz/

 

Waikato

 

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
http://www.kautepasifika.org.nz/wic-gardening-project
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

http://www.communityrestorationtrust.com/

 

Central North Island

Awhi Farm
129 Atirau Road, Turangi

 

 

 

Taranaki

 

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.

Whanganui

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

 

Wellington

 

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:

http://www.compassion.org.nz/centres/commonground.htm

 

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:

www.innermostgardens.org.nz

 

Kai O Te Aro in Aro Valley, Wellington
http://ooooby.ning.com/group/kai_o_te_aro

 

Moera Community Garden

105 Randwick Crescent, Moera
www.moera.org.nz/index.php/CommunityGarden.

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”

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Northern-Community-Gardens/204306882952982

 

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.

http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/gardens/communitygardens/communitygardens.html

 

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

http://www.gbworkcentre.org.nz/tewharerangi/index.htm

 

Waimarama Community Gardens
Tantragee Rd, The Brook, Nelson

www.waimaramaorganics.org.nz

 

 

Marlborough

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

 

Canterbury

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

http://www.sustain.canterbury.ac.nz/comm_garden/index.shtml

 

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.

 

Otago

Dunedin Community Gardens
Shetland Street Reserve, Kaikorai Valley, Dunedin

 

Waitati Edible Gardens
Waitati, Otago

http://www.transitiontowns.org.nz/node/427

 

Speargrass Flat Road
Speargrass Flat Road, Queenstown

 

Mataura Community Garden
Kana Street, Mataura

 

Waitaki Community Gardens, Oamaru

http://www.marketground.co.nz/TeamSite.asp?SiteID=19581&NoCache=111124163241SIUWCZUK
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.

http://good.net.nz/magazine/community-gardens

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