About Us

Everyone is welcome at Innermost. Below is our official mission and description, and details of our current core group members.


Growing community through hands in the soil.


Innermost Gardens is an incorporated society.

There are many opportunities to share your skills and learn from others, and not just in gardening!


Innermost Gardens : learning from each other, working together.

The Innermost Garden project was established in 2006. We work to bring people from a variety of backgrounds together to learn more about gardening and each other.

We operate with a non-hierarchical structure. Innermost is a nurturing safe and respectful space where people are able to share their thoughts and ideas. Any contribution, be it large or small is valued by the group.

The members of Innermost Gardens respects all ideas, beliefs and faiths without any preference.

Our purpose is to:

  • Create one or more gardens in Wellington, where people in multi cultural Aotearoa, New Zealand can form friendships and share their knowledge, skills and wisdom with each other and the wider community.
  • To enhance our relationship with the earth by growing produce using a diverse range of organic techniques.
  • To provide spaces for people to develop, share and celebrate their own gardening and food sharing traditions and to pass these onto the next generation.
  • Organise workshops, holistic activities including excursions, as well as theoretical and practical educational activities about sustainable living

Core Group

We have a Core Group of volunteers, which oversees the day-to-day operations of Innermost Gardens and the garden working bees.

The core group for 2017 are:

Tim Packer, Chair and permaculture expert

Viv Winter Treasurer

Ian and Margaret Garrett, Community Hall bookings

Wendy Walters, secretary

Shar Packer, Accounts

Trish Given, Events co-ordinator

Chris Montgomerie, Tuesday working bee and projects

Colin Kelly, Engagement co-ordinator

Consider joining the team. Email us to indicate your interest in learning more about the ins / outs ups and downs of managing and running and growing a community garden.