The Christchurch South Community Gardens began developing in 1999 on a CCC site in Sydenham.

It is now a key project of the Christchurch South Community Gardens Trust, which includes the community gardens, a recreational site, a resource centre and other extension projects in the community.

Our Goals

  • To grow food together as a community
  • To beautify and improve the environment
  • To increase our gardening knowledge within a cooperative setting

We can offer

  • Board opportunities
  • Programmes for school groups
  • Fresh produce at low/no cost to the community
  • Opportunities to participate in community events
  • Work-experience for a wide-range of social service clients


  • Grow food together as a community
  • Beautify and improve our local environment
  • Increase gardening knowledge within a healthy cooperative setting

We are on the lookout for new board members. 

No experience required, just eagerness and a desire to help. 

Contact Us


Opening Hours

Our gardens is open to public 24/7.

Tues: 10am – 3pm
Thurs: 10am – 3pm
Sat: 10am – 3pm

Feel free to garden outside these hours (BYO tools) and to take some produce in return.

How can you help?

Volunteering is great but if time is not in your hands and you are unable to garden, a donation for plants and produce can be made at the donation/koha box on the front shed.



Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out when we will hold our market days and other activities that maybe of interest to you. These are held regularly to engage with the community and we also have fun doing it!

Waste Minimisation

Drop your kitchen waste to be made into compost and used on the gardens.

  • Please place your full bucket with lid at the collection point for processing.
  • Place a tile on the lid of the bucket to prevent entry by animals.