Pod Oasis – Re:Start Mall

Pod Oasis – Re:Start Mall

“The Pod Oasis was created as an award-winning garden at Ellerslie International Flower Show in Hagley Park in February 2014. After deconstruction there, it was moved to Re:Start Mall.”

The Pod Oasis was created as an award-winning garden at Ellerslie International Flower Show in Hagley Park in February 2014. After deconstruction there, it was moved to Re:Start Mall. The concept design by GtR Site Supervisor, Jonathan Hall, and colleagues earned Ellerslie Show grant funding and was built with help from gardener Gina Payne and a team of volunteers.

See the Pod Oasis in the context of other Ellerslie Show garden designs at: http://www.ellerslieflowershow.co.nz/major-gardens. This YouTube film clip also features the project and a City Council lakeside garden at Ellerslie (with Ruud Kleinpaste). Many more progress photos can be viewed in our facebook album. The garden was awarded ‘Silver Distinction’ by international judges – a great result for a first time show entry!

Major sponsors for the Pod Oasis include:

  • Addclubb
  • Barry Payne
  • Bowron Sheepskins
  • Centraus Engineering
  • Fern Factor
  • James Rennie
  • Placemakers Riccarton
  • Resene paints
  • Steel & Tube
  • STSL
  • VIP Packaging

Partners: Christchurch City Council, Life in Vacant Spaces Trust

Location: Re:Start Mall, corner of Lichfield Street and Oxford Terrace

Date constructed: February 2014

Date removed: Moved from Ellerslie Garden Show in April 2014 to Re:Start Mall, where it still resides

Moving the Pod Oasis

Moving the Pod Oasis

We recently moved our award-winning Pod Oasis from its location at the Cashel Mall Re:START to Rāwhiti School … Rāwhiti School won the competition to receive the Pod Oasis. We are delighted it will have a new home in a community that, as a result of the earthquakes, has seen three schools close and then…

Pod Oasis Competition – March 2017

Pod Oasis Competition – March 2017

POD OASIS represents Greening the Rubble’s transitional gardens that have helped revitalise the Christchurch inner city. This an organic haven is inspired by the kowhai seed pod—a symbol of regeneration. As the mall is winding up this year we wish to move the garden to a permanent location, and are hoping the PODS can continue to…

Sneak Peak – Pod Oasis 3

Built by Honest Means

Huge thanks to:

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Resene is an epic sponsor to the volunteering community

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