Haere Mai welcome to Greening the Rubble.

Greening the Rubble (GtR) is a charitable trust that grew after the Canterbury earthquakes. We create and maintain temporary public parks on cleared sites in Christchurch.

Each garden contributes to the rejuvenation of our city and is a positive, green sign of recovery!

Photo by Wendy Hoddinott.

Restless Forest is open now on Hereford Street


The Restless Forest opened on Wednesday2 December at Spark Park on Hereford Street. Find out more on our blog


We are a community project for Christchurch, NZ, which unites a team of locals and visitors responding creatively to the extensive damage caused by the earthquakes.

We are creating temporary public parks and gardens on sites of demolished buildings. Licence agreements with site owners,  and extensive sponsorship of the construction materials and design process, make it possible for our volunteer teams to build and maintain these parks. 

Please have a look around our website, visit some of our sites and/or volunteer to be involved!


One Response to Greening the Rubble Home

  1. Megan Heather says:

    Kia Ora,

    Looking at getting our students from the YMCA Alt Ed program to lend a hand each Tuesday within different volunteer organisations. Would really love to have a chat about whether your organisation would like volunteer workers for the following 7 weeks. Outcome is to teach our students about giving back.


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