Tiny Shops Village & garden
is a blossoming community hub,
transformed from one of the
many earthquake-damaged,
rubble-strewn blocks
in Christchurch, NZ.

It’s a beautiful place
to meet, share, grow and flourish
designed by and for, the Inner City East – Linwood community.

This regeneration project was realised in partnership by Christchurch City Council, Greening the Rubble (now known as The Green Lab) and community development organisation Te Whare Roimata.

The lease to use the land from our generous landowner
is brokered by Life in the Vacant Spaces.

Meet and hear from some of the key people involved in creating the Tiny Shops Village – filmed during our opening celebration in June 2019. Video by Telling Lives

Tiny Shops Village is part of a community-led plan for the revitalisation of Linwood and Inner City East, Christchurch.