Grow your own

Gardening guides

Become a green thumb in no time with these great growing guides developed by Robina for the Victory Community Gardens mentoring project.

Community Gardens

If you don’t have the space or the tools, there are community gardens all over the region where you are welcome to go and put in your own crop.

Golden Bay

Golden Bay Community Organic Gardens
Cara Cottle


Victory Community Gardens
Jocelyn Winters

Waimarama Community Gardens
Susan Ledingham
548 4575

Apple Lane Community Garden
Jane Worthington – House 44
547 6055

Nelson Environment Centre Garden
Nick Kiddey
545 9176


Marlborough Community Gardens
Tina Fortune
or to find out more about it, go to their blogspot

Gardening Mentoring Programme

Don’t know your lettuce from your rocket? There are also gardening mentoring programmes across the region where you can get you very own tutor to help bring out your green thumb.

Victory Community Gardens
Jocelyn Winters

Gardening clubs

Meet other people who dig gardening by joining a club. To find a club near you go to Found

Growing Fruit and Nuts Guide

All the essential information you need to grow fruit and nuts in your backyard in the top of the south.