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A bit of history

Inspired by Transition Towns Taupō, the idea for a Community Garden in Taupō first emerged in 2008. 

While looking for suitable land, the former Lakeland Bowling Club came forward to offer a part of their lease- the perfect spot to pursue our vision. In October 2009 we started cultivating this piece of land. 

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What we are proud of
  • We established a learning facility, implementing permaculture and organic practices

  • We are offering regular composting workshops modelling a variety of techniques. We are making our own compost and have become a partner to local events in order to divert organic waste from landfill

  • 'Garden Tots' a regular space for parents and toddlers to experience a garden magic

  • A productive fruit orchard of about 20 fruit trees

  • Feeding ourselves with a variety of organic food and donating surplus to the Taupō Food Bank & Hospice

  • Events, open days and working bees, visitors, local artists and musicians. 

Plans for the future
  • Improve our workshop facility

  • Sell produce to the public

  • Upgrade our irrigation system

  • Improve and add new garden beds

  • Become an environmental education centre for Taupō

  • Involve designers and artists to a beautify the space

And any ideas you may have! We are open to all ideas and look forward to have you involved



We see the gardens as a place for the Taupō community to come together inclusive of all ages, socio-economic status and abilities to share knowledge and experience. We thrive to maintain a space that is beautiful, inviting and productive.

The community gardens project

​We want to thank our sponsors and partners - we couldn't have done it without you:

Taupō District Council for the use of the land, Bay Trust donations for coordinator. 

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