Christchurch South Community Gardens Trust

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 for more information. Christchurch South Community Gardens are operated by the Christchurch South Community Gardens Trust. Haere mai.

Upcoming Events

Summer 2014

Coming Up ~ Autumn Market Day ~


March 22nd 10-1pm – lots of lovely plants, produce and preserves


What vegetables did the soldiers eat? About 2 ozs of dried vegatables/day – in theory – it depended on supplies..

Matariki Market Day

Sometime in June – we’ll keep you posted!

Home Composting
Minimise your “waste-miles,” turn your waste into a resource, improve soil structure & fertility, grow great veges & flowers!
Free composting advice – any problems or questions contact us by email or phone

More workshops, information and bookings

Other Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering, gardening, composting, sustainability, transition initiatives, doing research, or working on a trust or simply meeting new people,  then  drop in or contact us.

Garden Hours

We have regular gardening activities at 188 Strickland Street. Tuesday Thursday, Wednesday Saturday 10-2pm

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.


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.

Compost Art 2009


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.

Other produce

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

If you have any enquiries about anything on this website, please contact us or drop in at the times above.