Griffith's Gardens

The Griffiths Gardens is located at 42 Wellesley Street West in the heart of Auckland’s central business district. 

The garden functions as a Biology-First Teaching Hub, a place where everyone can learn how to turn Auckland into the safest city in the world for bees. 

The garden is currently set up with planter boxes that are utilised during workshops, a tool shed to hold all equipment and a plant nursery. Additions coming soon are an organic seed saving bank and info hub.

We invite the public to propose classes or events that make use of the site and the infrastructure that will help us create an enduring legacy for our city.

Griffiths Gardens can be located on our interactive map - or scroll down further to see where to come off Queen Street.


Lunchtime Learning

Lunchtime Learning is our weekly, 2 hour drop in class held every Thursday at Griffith Gardens from 12-2pm. You are invited to join us for as little as 10 minutes or the whole two hours.

Each week we explore one aspect of how the biological engine works by undertaking a hands on practical task that will help you in your garden.

These series of learning modules are designed to help you get your hands dirty and skill up so you can easily make the transition towards biological gardening over the next two years. 

We cover topics like seed saving, seed sowing, foliar feeding plants, how to work with microorganisms and more. Biological Gardeners are a Bees Best Friend. 

Look at what topics we will be covering in our next series of classes on our Facebook or our Events Page.

For those who cannot make our workshops we will be hosting all learning modules digitally - right here


Book a class for you and your friends / collegues / club during our Whole Day of Organic Learning, which we hold every first Thursday of the month. 

Come along to Griffith’s Gardens between 11am - 4pm to learn from Anna Dadson and Sarah Smuts-Kennedy. Group bookings are welcomed as a team building exercise: book us for a 45 minute - 1 hour session for between 5-15 people by filling out the form below.

If you have ever wanted to get Green Fingers, or you are intrigued at how you could give up chemical supports and become truly organic… then we would love you to come and use our resources and let us teach you. 

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How many people will be with you? Would you like a 45 or 1-hour session? Is there something specific you would like to learn? (we may be able to accomodate)