Community Gardens

** There is now a Canterbury Community Gardens Webpage! You can find it here. Check it out! This resource will be better at keeping everyone up to date on the community gardens in the Christchurch area.

If you want to see a map of where the gardens are (with contact info as well), you can find that here.


Linwood Community Resource Centre

Located: 332 Linwood Avenue, Christchurch

Contact information on getting involved: Joy Power (03) 981 5594 or Willie Kong (03) 379 5134


Opawa Community Organic Garden

Located: 163-165 Opawa Road

Contact information on getting involved: Hilliary 384 3294 or Mike: 389 1898


New Brighton Community Gardens

Located: 136 Shaw Ave, Christchurch

Contact information on getting involved: Sue Cobb or Gary Wilkinson (03) 388 6506


Packe St Park

Located: 125 Packe St, Christchurch

Contact information on getting involved: Peggy Kelly at 03 366 3844 (Home #) or


There is a working bee and afternoon tea every Thursday (weather permitting) 2 pm – 4 pm. Tools provided. Bring own gloves (and favourite tools if preferred).
If you are a member ($2 Individual or $5 Family) you can get their newsletter either e-mailed or posted. The garden is open to all at all times and people are allowed to pick the fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers….so long as they “leave some for others”.


Paparoa Community Activities Centre

Located: 380 Waterloo Rd, Christchurch


Strickland St Community Gardens

Located: 188 Strickland St, Christchurch

Contact information for getting involved: Christine Blance at 379 9087 (Home) or




Lyttelton Community Garden

Location: 54a Oxford Street, behind the pool in Lyttelton

Time: Gardening session from 10am to 12:30 on Wednesdays followed by a shared meal

Contact information for getting involved: Sue-Ellen Sandilands (03) 328 9243 or


Timaru Community Garden

Location: Oxford Street, opposite the end of Sheratt Street


Those listed below are part of the University of Canterbury Gardensmain webpage and additional info on times and volunteering is found here

Okeover Community Garden

Location: Beside Okeover Stream, on path between Ilam Road and Engineering Road, University of Canterbury.

Open to the whole community, Fridays 2-5pm


Or go at the regular working time on Friday’s from 12-5pm and talk with Penny Sewell


Dovetail community garden

Located off of Soleway Avenue, map found here

Regular working times are Thursdays 12-4.30pm

Contact: Jane at


Know of other community gardens around Christchurch? Send an email (christchurchmums AT gmail DOT com) with the info! Thanks!