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Kensington Gardens, Wellington

Kensington Gardens, Wellington

Community gardens, which are communal plots of land gardened by a group of people, appeared in New Zealand from the 1970s as private gardens shrank in size or disappeared. In 2001 volunteers planted Kensington Gardens on land designated for Wellington’s inner-city bypass road, to protest against the proposed development. The gardens were uprooted to make way for the road in 2005.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City parks and green spaces - Later green spaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20578/kensington-gardens-wellington (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010