There are community gardens all over Wellington. They are fantastic places to connect with the local community while surrounding yourself with nature – and to learn more about gardens and growing.
If you need gardening advice or you’re interested in getting involved with a community garden, use the map or the list below to find your local one.
We run a Community Gardens Network that meets four times a year to exchange tips and allocate funding. If you want more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community gardens map
Community gardens list
Brooklyn Community Rongoā Forest
Location: Elliott Park, Brooklyn
Facebook: Community Rongoā Forest
Brooklyn Community Orchard
Location: Harrison Crescent, Brooklyn
Facebook: Brooklyn Food Group
Working bee: Mondays from 5.30pm, bring weeding tools. More information on Facebook.
Edible Earth x Wellington International Airport Community Garden
Location: 6-8 Bridge Street, Rongotai
Facebook: Edible Earth x WIA Community Garden
Instagram: Edible Earth
Houghton Bay Community Gardens
Location: Behind 104 Houghton Bay Road, Houghton Bay
Location: End of Lawson Place, Mount Victoria
Website: Innermost Gardens
Facebook: Innermost Gardens
Working bee: Tuesdays 10am – 12pm in term time. First and third Sunday of each month 11am – 1pm.
Equipment and instruction provided. For more information contact via email or on Facebook.
Island Bay and Berhampore Community Orchard
Location: Adelaide Road, beside Granville Flats, Island Bay / Berhampore
Facebook: Island Bay and Berhampore Community Orchard
Working bee: alternating weekends during summer. Bring garden gloves, sturdy shoes, and a sunhat.
For more information contact via email or Facebook.
Island Bay Community Centre
Location: 137 The Parade, Island Bay
Kaicycle Urban Farm and Compost Hub
Location: 5 Hospital Road, Newtown
Website: Kaicycle Urban Farm and Compost Hub
Working bee: Tuesdays 10am – 12pm
Thursdays 4pm – 6pm
Fridays 7am – 9am, 10am – 12pm
First Saturday of each month 9am – 1pm
Please sign up on the Kaicycle website in case of cancellation.
Kai Hapori Whānui ki Linden
Location: 10 Linden Avenue, Tawa
Facebook: Kai Hapori Whānui ki Linden
Kai o te Aro
Location: Aro Valley Community Centre, 48 Aro Street, Aro Valley
Facebook: Kai o te Aro
Karori Community Garden
Location: 21 Beauchamp Street, behind the Beauchamp Street Chapel
Website: Karori Community Garden
Kelburn Community Garden
Location: 96 - 112 Kelburn Parade
Kilbirnie/Lyall Bay Community Garden
Location: 1 Endeavour Street, Lyall Bay
Kumutoto Community Orchard
Location: Kelburn Park
Facebook: Kumutoto Community Orchard
Lyall Bay Community Garden
Location: 67 Freyberg Street, Lyall Bay
Facebook: Lyall Bay Community Garden
Massey University Māra Kai
Location: Massey Wellington Campus, Tasman Street
Miramar Prison Garden
Location: 1 Main Road, Miramar
Facebook: Miramar Prison Garden
Website: Miramar Prision Garden
Location: 72 Happy Valley Road, Owhiro Bay
Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre
Location: 27 Chelsea Street, Miramar
Website: Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre
Newtown Community Gardens
Location: Carrara Park, 107 Daniell Street, Newtown
Facebook: Newtown Community Gardens
Northern Community Gardens
Location: Jay Street Reserve, Paparangi
Facebook: Northern Community Gardens
Working bee: Sundays 2pm – 4pm. Bring garden gloves and a water bottle. More information on Facebook.
Tawa Community Garden
Location: Coronation Street Park, 21-29 Oxford Street, Tawa
Facebook: Tawa Community Garden
Working bee: First, third and fifth Sundays of the month 1.30pm – 3pm
Second and fourth Saturdays of the month 1.30pm – 3pm
Bring garden gloves and a jacket. More information on Facebook.
Tanera Park Community Garden
Location: Tanera Park, Brooklyn
Facebook: Tanera Park Community Garden
Te Kawakawa Commons
Location: 46 Hornsey Road, Melrose
Te Māramatanga / Terrace Tunnel Community Garden
Location: 25 MacDonald Crescent, Te Aro
Working bee: Wednesdays 5pm – 6.30pm
Bring tools and garden gloves if you have them, some are provided.
For more information email Michael or 0225 074 429 to receive garden email or ask questions.
Thurleigh Grove Community Orchard
Location: 66 Thurleigh Grove, Karori