Who we are

Auckland Teaching Gardens empowers and supports whanau and the community by providing access to low cost and nutritious home grown produce.

We provide an inclusive learning environment and aim to revitalise sustainable gardening practises for the benefit of current and future generations.

Auckland Teaching Gardens is a registered charitable trust, and we receive funding to do our amazing work through the Auckland Council and Local Boards.

Our gardens are open to anyone, from individuals to community groups, schools and organisations.

We work with schools across our sites to deliver personalised educational programmes, as well as partnering with government departments, NGO’s and other organisations. We help people who want to learn how to grow their own food, who want to maintain food security, and people looking to participate in local community initiatives.

Meet Our Team

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Charntay Teaching Garden

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Maich Teaching Garden

Jim David East Tamaki - Who We Are

Jim & David
East Tamaki Teaching Garden

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Denise & Meredith
Middlemore Teaching Garden

Daya Ram - Who We Are

Daya & Ram
Stadium Teaching Garden

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Yvonne, Metua & Vai
Old School Teaching Garden

Board of Trustees

graeme - Who We Are

Graeme Hansen

paul - Who We Are

Paul Kennedy
Deputy Chair

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Janine Nillesen

yvonne - Who We Are

Yvonne Thomas

Brit - Who We Are

Brit Frees

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“It’s about doing something for the future children of New Zealand,”
Yvonne Thomas