Community: Project Lyttelton Community Garden

Timber from deconstructed wharves at LPC has been put to good use and upcycled into planter boxes for Project Lyttelton’s community garden.

The timber has been donated over the last three years and was used to construct 14 vegetable and flower boxes. Our Civil Maintenance Team ensured the timber was safely transported to the community garden.

The garden, which started 16 years ago, is maintained by a committed group of volunteers who work on the garden every Wednesday.

Project Lyttelton Manager Jacqueline Newbound says the community garden offers a great chance to get to know people you wouldn’t normally meet.

“We have a great range of people that come here, from young to old with everyone working together towards a common goal.”

Not only is produce available to the volunteers who help grow it, Project Lyttelton also donates vegetables to Lyttelton’s Community House.

Along with the planter boxes, the garden also has an orchard, a glasshouse, a nursery and several chickens and plans to install hydroponics in the future.

The garden can be accessed via the lane between the swimming pool and the playground or up the stairs and through double wire gates St David Street.

For more information on Project Lyttelton, visit www.lyttelton.net.nz 

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