Shetland St. Community Gardens were established in 1996 at Shetland Street, adjacent to the Arai Te Uru Marae by volunteers who wished to share in growing food together according to organic principles. The Arai Te Uru Marae Council generously allowed us to use the structures immediately next door to the garden, which included a couple of hothouses and a wind-protected native plant stand-out area and a shed.
The Community Gardens are run by volunteers. The produce is shared amongst those who work here. All the work of growing plants is done by people who wish to share their time with other like-minded people and whom also wish to share in the produce. We ask that all visitors respect the Gardens and all who contribute.
The Gardens holds work sessions from 10am-3pm Tuesday & Thursday. If you wish to arrange a visit or make an enquiry please contact Hendrik Koch 0211168320 or Ros Craven 0211500980.