I’ve always admired the architecture of these older substations. Many of Christchurch’s older substations are very decorative and must have been well built to survive the quakes.
I’ve only just recently discovered the amazing community garden on Smith Street in Woolston. It’s huge and I can tell there are a lot of people putting in many hours there. I only became aware of the garden after the wonderful artworks went onto the fence beside the garden (the fence art was by Girl Guiding New Zealand).
According to the sign at the garden, allotments are available for community groups.