Southland > Mental Health & Addictions >

Bainfield Gardens

Mental Health & Addictions Service


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Ka Whangaia Te Tipuranga Ka Puawai.   Nurturing Growth.


Vocational Based Day Programme

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health



Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Consumers are referred to the Bainfield Gardens (or BOG as it is often affectionately referred to) through Southern District Health Board and other agencies, including self referral.


Bainfield Gardens aims to provide an environment where people who face the challenge of coping with varying degrees of mental illness can come to a garden where the environment itself creates healing.

This will be done through teaching work based skills in a gardening environment which has a Christian culture of encouragement and love towards each other.

In turn, this adds back community and enjoyment into the consumers lives so that they will be able to transition back to the fullness of life.


Karen Kirk. General Manager.

Kirk Lawrence. Day Manager Invercargill.

Tau Kapea. Day Manager Gore.


Adult / Pakeke




9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Public Transport


Consumers are transported via our own van.


There is adequate parking on site.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:57PM on September 27, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Bainfield Gardens.