Community Gardens

Compost in the garden

Community Gardens are run by volunteers and are great places to meet others in your neighbourhood, learn or share skills, and to grow and harvest food.

There are 5 community gardens in Upper Hutt. Some of them are happy to receive household fruit and vegetable scraps if you can’t compost at homeAll of the community gardens in Upper Hutt are happy to hear from new volunteers.

Orongomai Marae Māra Kai
Contact: Tim at the Marae
Phone: (04)527 8944

Tawai Community Garden
Contact: Derek Thompson 

Timberlea Community Garden
Contact: Rau Sparrow

Lane Park Church Community Garden

Phone: (04) 526 4219

Clyma Park Community Garden

For further information on Upper Hutt’s community gardens or to find out about Council’s Zero Waste and Community Environment fund, email us at