Xeriscape

Xeriscape

“A landscaping technique that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. The garden contains drought-tolerant plant species in spheres that reference the rippling effect of a water droplet.” This project is a demonstration garden for xeriscaping, which is a landscaping technique that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation….

Tree Museum

Tree Museum

“Imagine what kind of city we would be if we took the opportunity to green more of these sites, either temporarily or perhaps even in more permanent ways. – The Tree Museum features nine notable trees that formed part of the original ecosystems of central Christchurch.” The concept for this project was derived from Joni…

Plant Exchange

Plant Exchange

“Bring a plant, take a plant”. If you have a plant that you don’t need or need to make space in your garden, bring those them to the Exchange and swap them for ones that might be better suited to your needs. The simple idea behind the Plant Exchange is “bring a plant, take a…

Restless Forest

Restless Forest

Greening the Rubble launched their latest and most innovative project, #TheRestlessForest, in December 2015. It is a truly transitional native garden that tells its own story. Restless Forest combines landscape and art, story-telling and natural history, using plants native to Christchurch. The forest will move around the city changing in form, to remind us all of what was – and what still remains – of our natural world…

Pallet Bench Park

Pallet Bench Park

The Pallet Bench Park was originally designed and constructed by Wendy Hoddinott and Jonathan Hall in July 2011 for the ‘Container Dairy’ on Colombo St. We saw a need to make easily moveable gardens and furniture, so pallets were used extensively to make modular benches that could be easily reconfigured.

Coffee Zone

Coffee Zone

Coffee Zone was one of our first projects constructed in early 2011 and it still remains today, making it our longest running garden! The site is owned by the Gin Family Trust and we share it with Ian Carter’s coffee kiosk, Coffee Zone…

Nature Play

Nature Play

The Nature Play Park was a collaborative project, implemented in late 2013. The Department of Conservation was our major partner on this project, which aimed to promote the interpretation and enjoyment of urban nature. The garden created a natural and educational play space for children and parents, using Canterbury native plants in a compact landscape to generate interesting opportunities for exploration…

The Green Room

The Green Room

This garden features an armchair and Ottoman made from broken china as a result of the 4th September 2010 and 22nd February 2011 earthquakes. It also uses plants sourced and replanted from the Residential Red Zone, giving new life in a public space for the lost gardens of Christchurch. The garden was designed by Wendy Hoddinott.

Places of Tranquillity

Places of Tranquillity

This idea behind this garden was to work with the city’s ethnic communities to include their traditions, cultures and spiritual beliefs in a public space. The goal was to ensure that these communities’ voices and presence is more visible in the rebuild of our city. There were three key partners in this collaborative project…

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 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.

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