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Gardening programmes

​The Compost Collective

Learn about composting, improving your soil and producing fertilisers.

For more information and to book a course, see the Compost Collective website.

Growing for health

This programme teaches basic gardening techniques from seed germination, to growing and harvesting. We have teaching gardens at various parks around Manukau.

Participants are allocated a 5m x 5m gardening plot for a whole season (summer or winter) and can keep any produce grown on the plot.

We encourage you to apply the techniques you learn in the programme at home.

Next courses

For information, call 09 534 6702 or email

Apply for a gardening plot

Anyone over 18 can apply by completing the application form:

Post the completed form to:

Auckland Teaching Gardens Trust
P O Box 200101
Auckland 2025

Or email it to

For more information, call 027 485 0221.