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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


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.


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Closed for the Christmas break from 21st December 2018 to 14th January 2019.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec. Closed 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.




Karen Kirk. General Manager.

Kirk Lawrence. Day Manager Invercargill.

Tau Kapea. Day Manager Gore.

Public Transport


Consumers are transported via our own van.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:20PM on August 7, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Bainfield Gardens.