A site within the Eastern Frame of the central city has running water on its surface, springing up from a hole bored into the top aquifer. It is at the corner of Madras and Armagh Streets; and in pre-European days there was a stream close by. In conjunction with local-resident landscape designer Di Lucas and [...]
A private householder has shared their garden site with Greening the Rubble for a year (via a licence to LiVs), before they can re-build. Site preparations began at the corner of Cranmer Square and Chester Street in late April 2013 and are now delayed for a few weeks by adjacent roadworks. We were not expecting [...]
This autumn, Greening the Rubble has opened a temporary service for gardeners, including those in Red Zoned areas who will have to abandon established gardens when they relocate. The outdoor Plant Exchange at Barbadoes Street accepts donations of perennials, and gives away these plants to new homes. It’s a “bring and swap”, much like the [...]
UPDATE: 21 to 25 Beresford Street has been the only site to suffer significant vandalism, plus bad luck – as a water supply proposed by ReNew Brighton for lawn watering was not available. During summer 2012-2013 the boardwalk was significantly damaged, plants were stolen and pallet seats broken-up. We had to make [...]
The Greening the Rubble relocatable park last seen at Rotherham Street, Riccarton is being installed soon at 728 Colombo Street, on corner with Gloucester in central city, with help from our friends at Life in Vacant Spaces and landlord CERA. Design below by Jonathan Hall is for this [...]
On the corner of Peter Scoular Park, 200 Tuam Street (opposite the former City Council offices), there’s a recycled timber office made recently for Life in Vacant Spaces . LiVs is the latest addition to post-earthquake Christchurch transitional projects. It is a charity which helps link landowners and temporary users of [...]
The volunteer team now numbers over 140. Volunteering dates are on this linked page.
Our events: - An open day with NZ Sign language theme was held at Fitzgerald Ave food garden on 14 May and a garden party hosted by Peterborough Village Residents Association at the Salisbury Street/Madras site, [...]
In recent months Greening the Rubble has supported community-run projects at Sumner (a local Greening the Rubble Group), who have made a mini-park on the site of the community centre; a garden by Richmond School pupils at Stanmore Road (beside Ma and [...]
Greening the Rubble project’s temporary mini-park in the heart of Riccarton, at Rotherham Street included a stage for buskers, seats (well used at lunchtimes), plants and trees. The site is being re-developed so we are relocating the park into the central city, probably Colombo Street.
The large mural [...]
Greening the Rubble is sharing a space on Tuam Street (close to the McKenzie and Willis building and opposite Alice Video) with Dave’s Red Fix coffee kiosk.
The garden design concept by Kara Burrowes has an Art-Deco-inspired theme, and makes use of relocated gabions, coloured brick rubble and tree-planters. We had a great boost from [...]