Established in 2016 by a group of passionate gardeners, the Garden is ‘a place of enjoyment, learning and achievement’.
Through the support of Rangiura Home, the garden was originally sited in Scotia Glen Street. With the help of the South Waikato District Council, the Garden then relocated to its permanent home in Grey Street in 2018.
Driven by a team of fifteen keen volunteers, the site provides produce for donation to the community, and an environment for teaching horticulture skills.
With the need to develop its facilities on the Grey St site, in mid-2019 the Garden approached the Trust for support to build a work shelter, and for purchase of equipment.
by a team of fifteen keen volunteers, the site provides produce for donation to the community, and an
environment for teaching horticulture skills.
SWIFT was delighted to provide a grant.
The Putaruru Community
Garden not only grows vegetables, but ‘grows people’ through teaching gardening skills.