Te Kawakawa Commons

Entry path, seating area and vegetable garden at Te Kawakawa Commons

Te Kawakawa Commons is a community garden in Hornsey Road, up behind the bus stop near No 44, which is part of the Mt. Albert Reserve. Before 2012 it was a blackberry covered gully. Local residents cleared the area and planted fruit trees and made a seating place and vegetable garden. They also planted natives and made tracks through the neighbouring forest.

Over the years the garden has hosted working bees, community gatherings and art exhibitions. The forest has grown and the garden is now a sheltered and peaceful retreat, complete with its own black PÄ«wakawaka.

To help in the gardens contact: tekawakawa@houghtonvalley.org.nz