Richmond Community Garden
Address: 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, , Richmond,, Christchurch (Open in Google Maps)
9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond, Christchurch
Ward: Hagley-Ferrymead Ward
Regular Hours: Open all year round, meeting Wednesday 9.30-midday with morning tea break.
Richmond Community Garden is located at Avebury House 9 Evelyn Couzins Ave on the edge of the River Road Red Zone.
For a few years this mixed community garden had been neglected, the Earthquake in 2011 meant that the local community halved and volunteers moved away or no longer had any interest in maintaining it.
In February 2015 several volunteers re-instated the garden from scratch clearing the site, creating garden beds, a composting area and building a garden shed to store the tools, equipment and seeds which had been kindly donated. We believe with a well establish community garden, it will help those in need in our community, it will bring a community on the edge of the red zone new life and give an interest to those who wish to help.
We enjoy hosting local kindergartens to educate young children the joys of growing their own vegetables and over time we are looking to run workshops to teach people who want to learn more about gardening. We welcome new volunteers to help create a beautiful veggie garden and support the local Community by teaching self sufficiency through growing veggies while having fun and creating friendships within the community.
On 1 May 2017 the team took on another 2 acres of Red Zone land to expand the garden with new garden beds, fruit trees and some amazing spaces for picnics and families to have fun.