An organic community garden in your neighbourhood!
Got a green thumb but no room to grow? Garden Plots are ready to go at Owhiro Bay Community Gardens and the Brooklyn Tanera Park Gardens.
Tend a piece of land, spend time and share your expertise with other gardeners in one of our two peaceful spots that are only minutes away from the city centre.
To apply for a plot fill out the form to the right, or call Robert (04) 383 4922 or 022 091 5479.
The gardens are grateful for the ongoing support of the local community, and of others who continue to donate tools, outside furniture, stakes, hoses and other gardening hardware.
We acknowledge the following for support:
Naku te rourou
Nau te rourou
Ka ora te manuhiri
Your basket and my basket will provide for the people.
Brooklyn - Tanera Park.
Tanera Garden, Wellington's first community garden opened in 1990 in response to growing unemployment, and severe budget cuts.
Tanera Park has flourished into a beautiful community hub where 54 whanau tend their plots.
There is still plenty of space for anyone who would like a plot to get in and grow some kai.
Owhiro Bay - 72 Happy Valley Road.
The acre of land at 72 Happy Valley Raod was once a riverbed that was later overgrown with gorse, blackberry and broom. It took six months to clear, and now the are is home to garden plots, a community orchard, a tool shed, a worm farm, hen house, a shade house and planned areas for wetland and medicinal native plants.
It's a great place for children, who come to play on the swings, trampoline, see-saw, feed the ducks, chooks and the eels in Owhiro Stream, and watch for frogs in the pond.
The gardens were opened on March 1, 2010. The land is leased from the Wellington City Council and cared for by Mokai Kainga Maori Centre which offers health, education, welfare and employment services. The organisation's chief executive, Robert Te Whare, runs an 'open door' policy and anyone from the local area is welcome to apply for a plot.