06 September 2014

Pegasus Bay School

Pegasus, North Canterbury

Pegasus Bay School created a new garden area with a sense of fun and adventure to align with the school’s eco-focus.

Walkways layered with crushed shells were constructed, flanked with native trees and surrounded in a variety of gardens. These included visually stunning sunflower patches, along with butterfly and flower gardens. Vegetable plots were planted in recycled tractor tyres and the orchard is now home to many fruit trees.

The area is now regularly used as a community meeting point as well as a place for students to learn gardening and cooking skills from parents and neighbours.

Pegasus Bay is the first ‘net zero energy’ school in New Zealand, meaning the building should generate as much power as it will use every year.