Greening the Rubble is now The Green Lab

Welcome to The Green Lab

We connect people with nature in the urban environment.

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Get involved with our latest project: Understorey

We’re creating a pop up community, collaboration, co-working and events space at the Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora Gymnasium, August 18 – September 29, 2021! We’d love you to get involved.
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The Green Lab creates urban green spaces that support strong social connections and promote wellbeing in Ōtautahi Christchurch.  Our green spaces enable community building and connect people with nature in the urban environment.

We put community, wellbeing and environmental sustainability before profit. We see our focus and impact in the context of the Living Standards Framework.

For us, design is a social process of co-creation and capacity building.  Where possible we take a participatory approach that involves end-users in the design and construction of the space.

Our services

Indoor Greening

We create customised indoor greening solutions for organisations.

Community Placemaking

Working with communities to co-design and create green spaces with emphasis on supporting gathering, community resilience, and connection.

Landscaping Services

Landscape design and construction for public and commercial areas.

Moveable Workspace

A moveable, multi-use building to activate sites or communities.


Skill-development workshops for groups or communities.

Linwood Tiny Shops Village

Past Projects

Our project timeline demonstrates our experience.

“The Green Lab is an astounding organisation: besides their unquestionable skills in landscaping and rejuvenating vacant spaces, The Green Lab has demonstrated a great community focus and a genuine community development attitude.”

Project: Kotahitanga, Christchurch
Viviana Zanetti Phillipstown Community Hub Coordinator

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