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Lyttelton, portal to Canterbury’s historic past, a vibrant sustainable community creating a living future

Spring Gardening Series

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Our Community Garden

Each Wednesday from 10am people come to garden together and contribute a plate to a shared lunch at 12.30pm 


The garden serves several purposes; as a community gathering place to share ideas, to help improve community well-being and to be in a place of beauty; the opportunity for people learn to grow food and minimise waste and a place to share in the bounty of the nutritious spray free food from the garden.

Our garden is open every day and can be accessed via the lane between the swimming pool and the playground and up the stairs.

Come & Share


Community Gardeners

  • The garden works on a sweat equity basis.
  • The garden is for all residents in the Harbour Basin, young and old.
  • Most work is undertaken on a voluntary basis.
  • Everyone is encouraged to work in a team either as the champion or helper.
  • Regular weekly meetings are held to plan and a white board details project progress.
  • All gardeners need to be members of Project Lyttelton. The cost is $10 per family per year.
  • Gardeners can claim for all reasonable expenses.
  • Members are encouraged to attend weekly.
  • Gardeners cannot deviate from the plans without the consent of the group.