Find out what makes The Waitaki Community Gardens such a special place and learn how you can become a friend, partner, sponsor or volunteer today! Our work spreads throughout the Waitaki region and we’d love for you to join us.


Explore our website to find out how we're helping grow plants, people and a more sustainable community.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Who We Are

About Waitaki Community Gardens

The Waitaki Community Gardens was established in December 2008 with a clear mission, "inspiring community sustainability". Since then we've continued to evolve throughout the Waitaki region, growing our work in local schools and throughout our community.

With just three staff, a willing body of volunteers and the backing of our Trustees, we maintain the Waitaki Community Gardens, the Harbour Heritage Garden, the Oamaru Food Bank Garden and our new Food Forest.


We see our purpose as bringing people of all ages together to share knowledge, empower people, build a resourceful and resilient community and generate real pride in our collective achievements.


We believe everyone has an important role to play. We hope you'll join us soon!

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“I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” 

- Alice Sebold

Volunteering with WCG means donating your time and / or your skills. And as we're knowledge sharers; it's always an opportunity to teach or learn something new.

Address: Off Chelmer Street, Oamaru - between Oamaru Public Gardens and Fenwick Park

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