Living campus gardens

The Living campus gardens has turned our Dunedin campus into an open-air interactive museum experience, vibrant community garden and sustainable model of urban agriculture. And everyone is welcome to harvest.

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Clean and green

Our living campus gardens are the first of its kind in Australasia! Through our gardens, we hope to raise awareness and change attitudes towards how we use land by creating a visionary hub and offering educational tours and workshops to inform people about how this can be done.

Living campus garden includes the whole campus green space and shows elements of sustainable operations that guide us to care for our earth, care for people and share by modelling:

  • Biodiversity
  • Energy efficiency
  • Food growing
  • Plant material for cultural, artistic and therapeutic purposes
  • Sustainable building materials
  • Waste and water recycling

Take a tour through our Living Campus Gardens

Take a tour of our living campus

Free for all the community to take home, these gardens are a go-to spot for fresh fruit, veggies, and herbs.

Take your pick or grow your own

Everything grown on our living garden is free for anyone in the community to come and pick. It's a great resource to lower your grocery bill. Take your pick of fresh leafy greens, fruit, veggies and herbs. Be sure to wash your produce before you eat it, after all, our living campus garden is it's own ecosystem.

You can even grow your own vegetables by adopting your own garden plot, and take advice from our living garden team.

Get in touch if you'd like to know more.

Living Campus staff

Kim Thomas 

Lisa Burton 

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