About Us

Welcome to Trott's Garden

Garden of National Significance

371 Racecourse Road,
Ashburton 776,
New Zealand

We're open 10am-4pm, 7 days.

Trott's Community Garden, like all gardens, is spectacular over spring and summer, with beautiful Rhododendrons in full bloom, and equally throughout winter, the knot garden and our many garden rooms deliver a different experience.

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Our Mission​​

“To retain, maintain, preserve and develop Trott’s Garden as a community Garden for the benefit of the wider Ashburton Community.”

Trott’s Community Garden Charitable Trust

The Trott’s Community Garden Charitable Trust is an organisation which was formed in order to protect and maintain Trott’s Garden – a garden of international significance, for our community and it’s current and future generations.

The Trust employs 2 staff – a full time Garden Manager and a part time Administrator and Marketing person.  Working alongside our 2 staff is a large number of volunteers from the local community – approximately 80 people, who work at gardening, lawnmowing, maintenance, greeting, guiding and catering.  Without these people we would not be in operation.

As well as those that volunteer in the garden, we are also indebted to our volunteers behind the scenes. 

On an operational level we are open to the public 7 days a week for the general public and tourists to have a look through the grounds and chapel. We also take bookings from community clubs – Probus, U3A, garden clubs and tourism companies for garden tours and catering. We are available for Weddings, Funerals and Functions (both corporate and casual) in our chapel and marquee.


Trott’s Community Garden is operated by The Trott’s Garden Charitable Trust. The trust is registered with the New Zealand Charities Commission and all donations received are eligible for a tax receipt and will be tax deductible.

Trott’s Community Garden Charitable Trust relies on the generosity of our local community and its visitors to operate. Your financial support will be used to continue and enhance the garden for the benefit of our community.

Donations can be made to the Trott’s Community Garden Charitable Trust bank account held at BNZ Ashburton. Our bank account is 02 0836 0261534 00.

If you make a donation please email us at info@trotts.co.nz and let us know your name and address so we can send you a receipt.

Donations, regardless of size, are all used to enhance and develop the work of The Trotts Garden Charitable Trust.

Thank you for your support.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters

Family of Sponsors

Haskett Holdings Ltd