Christchurch Community Gardens Association



See website for contacts



Community gardens are created and maintained by a local group of people who share similar aims. They recycle resources, and use organic methods.
Gardens are utilised to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables for the benefit and enhancement of the local community. It is a place where flowers, fresh herbs and healthy food is available to the participants. Everyone can participate, children, youth, people with disabilities, adults, the elderly, can all visit and contribute.

Where are the Community Gardens?

PACKE STREET, 125 Packe Street, St Albans. 2- 4 every Thursday. Contact Peggy Kelly, ph 366 3844

KAIAPOI COMMUNITY GARDEN – Rachel 021 129 9902

NEW BRIGHTON GARDENS, Rawhiti Domain, 136 Shaw Avenue. Contact Catherine O’ Neale, ph 388 6506.
Email : nbgardens @
Web :

Courses for gardening. Community Centre running different courses. Hours open – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10am-4pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm. Will take calls from people needing assistance in moving plants to new their home if they have to relocate because of the earthquakes, or people wanting to donate plants where they will be watered & then given away. They are also looking for volunteers to be able to do this and will be rewarded with some produce from the garden

LINWOOD MENS SHED : Fruit and vege co-op

LINWOOD RESOURCE CENTRE, CommunityCottage, 332 Linwood Avenue. Contact Mona Carpenter, ph 981 5594 (leave messages.) Urgent – Treasurer 389 8660 – Marion Darcy

SMITH STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN, 180 Smith Street, Linwood, Ph 379 5134, Mondays to Fridays 10am-2pm.

LYTTELTON COMMUNITY GARDENS – PROJECT LYTTELTON. The site is open every day and can be accessed from 54 Oxford Street. (Up the driveway between the playground and the pool, then up the stairs. Alternatively there is also access from St David’s Street) A regular group meets on Wednesdays from 10.00am. Contact Sue-Ellen Sandilands, ph 328 9243 email,

THE OLD VICARAGE, Governors Bay Contact Brian Brooks, ph 329 9639

OPAWA COMMUNITY GARDEN, 163-165 Opawa Road, Opawa Contact Jan Johnston 332 2493

CHRISTCHURCH SOUTH COMMUNITY GARDEN, 186-190 Strickland Street, Addington, Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 10am-3pm. Contact Christine Blance phone 942 6630, email: info@cscommunitygardens,

OKEOVER COMMUNITY GARDEN, off Engineering Road, Univ. of Canty Contact Katie Nimmo 364 2025

WAI-ORA TRUST, 48 Watsons Road, Harewood Contact Jenny Hodson, ph 359 7407 ( comm. Gardens co-ordinator)or Alison Lorimer. Web :


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