Friends of Farnley Reserve

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Who we are

A local community group of people keen to preserve the Farnley Reserve for the enjoyment of all.  We remove tradescantia and other weeds, replacing them with mulch and native plants.


This site was created in 1998 as a joint project between the Soroptomists (Christchurch) and the Christchurch City Council.  It features art work by Bing Dawe, which is a bronze sculpture entitled ‘Migrating Eels’.

What we do

We meet at the Eel Circle every 3rd Sunday of the month, 9.00 - 10.30am

  • Removing weed species

  • Mulching areas which have been cleared

  • Protecting and encouraging the self-seeding of native plants

  • Planting more trees, shrubs, ferns and grasses

  • Maintaining the weed-free status

  • Maintaining the “Migrating Eels” sculpture (Bing Dawe)

Bring gardening tools and morning tea, and a sense of humour!

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At the southern end of Palantine Terrace, between Centaurus Rd and the river (behind the Centaurus Rd shops/the Brickworks pub).


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