Contacts

Contact details for community gardens in Wellington.

An urban harvest.

An urban harvest

Brooklyn Community Orchard

Location: Harrison Crescent, Brooklyn
Email: earthmother@clear.net.nz

Common Ground Community Garden

Location: Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay
Email: commonground.islandbay@gmail.com

Innermost Gardens

Location: End of Lawson Lane, Mount Victoria
235 Adelaide Road, behind St James Church, Newtown
Email: innermostgardens@gmail.com
Websites:

Innermost Gardens 

Innermost Gardens - Facebook

Island Bay and Berhampore Community Orchard

Location: Adelaide Road, beside Granville Flats, Island Bay / Berhampore
Email: communityfruit@gmail.com
Website: Island Bay and Berhampore Community Orchard - Facebook

Kai o te Aro

Location: Various sites on Aro Street, Aro Valley
Email: arogardener@gmail.com
Website: Kai o te Aro Community Garden - Out of Our Own Back Yards

Mokai Kainga

Location: Tanera Park Community Gardens
72 Happy Valley Road, Owhiro Bay
Email: tumeke@xtra.co.nz
Website: Mokai Kainga: Owhiro Community Gardens

Northern Community Gardens

Location: Jay Street Reserve, Paparangi
Email: info@ncg.org.nz
Website: Northern Community Gardens - Facebook

Operation Green Thumb

Location: Sites throughout the city
Email: greenthumb@paradise.net.nz
Website: Operation Green Thumb

Support for Community Gardens

Distribution of community gardens around Wellington (403KB PDF)

Wellington City Council funding

Community gardens may fall under either the Social and Recreation Grant Fund, or the Our Living City Grant Fund.

Our Living City Fund
The fund supports projects and activities like community conservation projects, community gardens, green infrastructure (living walls and roofs), resilience to natural events, and emission reduction.

Social and Recreation Fund
This fund aims to foster strong, sustainable communities and support building capacity in the community.

There are three funding rounds each year, see the Funding Calendar for closing dates.

Funding

Leasing land

The Council leases land to community groups to set up community gardens.

Wellington City Council's Guidelines for Community Gardens (118KB PDF)

Compost

The Southern Landfill produces and packages compost made with the city's green waste.

Other funding opportunities

More information

Community Advisor, Community Services

Phone: (04) 803 8361
Email: sarah.adams@wcc.govt.nz

City Housing tenants should contact the Senior Community Advisor Projects:

Senior Community Advisor Projects

Phone: (04) 803 8790
Email: joanna.burleigh@wcc.govt.nz