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Who we are

Who we are

Eden Garden Society is a non profit charity. We are not part of the Council nor owned privately.  All donations that the garden and cafe received is reinvested back in to the running and maintenance of Eden Garden. 

 

BACKGROUND

In 1964 a farsighted horticulturalist, Jack Clark, with 15 fellow enthusiasts, took on the daunting challenge of converting an old, abandoned, rubbish-filled quarry into the world-class garden it is today.  The quarry on the site of one of Auckland's forty volcanic cones, had supplied stone for the early development of the city.  It had been purchased by a city businessman, Sir Frank Mappin, as an addition to his neighbouring estate, which he eventually donated to the Crown as the site for Government House.  The quarry site was not required and it passed to The Eden Garden Society for development.  Many years of back-breaking work followed, emptying the quarry of old abandoned trucks and cars and decades of rubbish, bringing in tons of soil, all done by the core of volunteers. 

 

OUR TEAM

Our General Manager is Jacqueline Jones.  Jacqueline's team covers the Front of House reception, back office administration, cafe staff and gardening - a small team of employees and volunteers. She is your main point of contact for Eden Garden Memorials.

Karen Macy - Accounts and Administration
Kimberley Kanongataa - Reception, Administration and Bookings Coordinator
Roslyn Johnson - Reception, Shop and Membership
Brendon Collings - Gardener
Karen Broberg - Gardener

Cafe Team

Bibin Thomas - Cafe Supervisor
Bettina Ioasa - Front of House
Lua Tatafu - Front of House
Toli Fasi - Lead Cook
Ling Tiong - Weekend Cook
Michael Fasi - Dishwasher/Kitchen Hand

 

OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

We have a group of committed volunteers who make up the Trust, Executive Committee with our General Manager.