Community gardens

Community gardens

Growing fruit and veg beyond the home

Even if you don’t have the space or resources, you can still keep your green thumbs busy by getting involved with a community garden.

Community gardening offers locals the opportunity to grow and harvest their own produce. It also creates more green patches bursting with vegetables, plants and flowers, across our city.

Community gardens bring so much more to our city than home-grown fresh produce:

  • They help reduce household waste through composting.
  • They offer the chance to get your hands dirty in a communal plot of land.
  • Residents can learn about, and use, practical organic gardening methods.
  • They help save and protect diverse plants and seeds.
  • They bring people together as a community.

There are 22 community gardens within the local area. How can we help you with your next community garden? Plenty of ways:

  • We’re here to provide ongoing support or advice whenever you need it.
  • We can help you plan, design and find a suitable location for your community garden.
  • We offer grants to get your garden up and running sooner.

Here are some great stories where the City and locals have worked together to fund and create community gardens, making our city a little greener along the way.


Raewyn Broadfoot
Community Gardens Coordinator02 9265 9786

Last updated: Monday, 5 January 2015