Community Gardens

Wellington has over 30 community gardens on Council and privately-owned land. These gardens are run by volunteers in the community for the benefit of the community.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown plants a fruit tree.

Adopt a Fruit Tree

In 2014, we ran a successful pilot project, planting 36 trees around the city which are looked after by community 'guardians'.
News - Community Fruit Trees Planted - 26.08.14
News - Our City's Edible Gardens - 13.08.13

In 2015, sites will be selected in May and the trees planted between June and August.
If you'd like to become a fruit tree guardian or suggest a potential site for new trees, email:

If you are interested in setting up a community garden, see:
Guidelines for Community Gardens (1.18MB PDF)