Welcome to

Christchurch South Community Gardens

Situated at 188 Strickland Street, Sydenham , the gardens have developed since 1999 into a multi-purpose community resource. Feel free to drop in at any time to look around and see what is going on.

There are many opportunities for participating – contact us

Check out our face book page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/SydenhamCommunityGardens?fref=ts

Christchurch South Community Gardens are operated by the Christchurch South Community Gardens Trust.

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Upcoming Events …….

A Community Hangi is coming up on Saturday the 15th of November, 1-2pm. It will be a small price of $5.

Helpers are welcome for preparation on Friday afternoon, and also early birds, after 6pm on the 15th.

This is in memory of our previous hangi master Ken Rau. It will be held at the gardens.

Ken preparing the hangi

Ken preparing the hangi

It would be great to see you there!

Summer market day!

On the 13th of December there will be our final market day for the year taking place! As it is summer, it is a perfect time for being outdoors. It will run till early afternoon. There are plenty of nibbles and things to buy. 

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Market Days

The garden runs 3-4  market days each year to promote the range of plants and produce available, and to get to know the community. There are always tasty garden treats and the ever popular lucky visitor pickle basket prize!


  • Plastic supermarket bags.
  • Old green recycling bins.
  • Spare manure, untreated sawdust,  straw, leaves etc that we can use for  composting.






Other produce

Organically produced “hand-saved” seeds and plants for sale onsite at the Gardens


The Gardens produce a quarterly newsletter which is available by email. Send us your email address and we’ll add you to our circulation list.


Can I buy vegetables?

You can come and garden in return for receiving plants, vegetables, flowers & compost.
You are welcome to exchange veges for a koha or cash contribution  to the garden. There is a  box provided.
How much to give?  We are a not-for-profit seasonal community garden growing fresh organic produce – you decide.