Community gardens

Community gardens

Grow and share fruit and veggies

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 you the opportunity to grow and harvest your own produce. It also creates more green patches of vegetables, plants and flowers across the 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 23 community gardens run by volunteers in the local area.

Here are some great stories where the City and locals have worked together to fund and create community gardens.

How do I start a community or verge garden?

Start thinking about an ideal location and talk to your neighbours to see if they’re interested in a community garden – read our list of tips. If green thumbs are all up, get in touch with us to help – you’ll need to understand our policy too.

How can I contact or volunteer at my local community garden?

Contact an existing group via email or phone to see how you can help or join.

Can my company volunteer at a garden?

Our local community gardens have limited opportunities to involve companies or organisations for one-off volunteering events. We suggest you contact Conservation Volunteer Australia to find out about other volunteering opportunities.

Community garden Address Phone Email
Alexandria Park Community Garden
  • Corner of Power Avenue & Park Road
    Alexandria
0419 119 390 Email
Angel St Permaculture Food Forest
  • Corner of Angel Street & Harold Street
    Newtown
Email
Arthur Street Community Verge Garden
  • Arthur Street
    Surry Hills
Email
Bourke Street Park Community Garden
  • Bourke Street
    Woolloomooloo
Email
Charlie's Garden
  • Charles Kernan Reserve, Abercrombie Street
    Darlington
Email
Glebe St. John Community Garden
  • Corner of Derwent Lane & St Johns Road
    Glebe
Email
Green Square Growers
  • Tote Park Library, 100 Joynton Avenue
    Zetland
Email
Greg Hewish Memorial Garden
  • Marriott Street
    Redfern
0410 793 289 Email
James Street Reserve Community Garden
  • Corner of James Street & Young Lane
    Redfern
Email
Joanna O'Dea Community Garden
  • Corner of Pyrmont Bridge Road & Lyons Road
    Camperdown
Email
Mission Australia Rooftop Garden
  • Pyrmont Bridge Road
    Camperdown
02 9509 7401 Email
Newtown Community Garden
  • Corner of Longdown Street & Stephen Street
    Newtown
Email
Poets' Corner Community Garden
  • Morehead Street
    Redfern
02 9698 4751 Email
Salvation Army Waterloo Community Garden
  • Corner of Cope Street & Phillip Street
    Redfern
02 9698 3586 Email
Signature Apartments Rooftop Garden
  • Regent Street
    Redfern
Email
St. Helen's Community Garden
  • 184 Glebe Point Road
    Glebe
Email
St. Michael's Garden
  • Corner of Albion Street & Flinders Street
    Surry Hills
Email
Sustainable Chippendale Footpath Gardens
  • Myrtle Street
    Chippendale
0424 460 525 Email
The Eden Community Garden
  • Raglan Street
    Waterloo
0409 912 478 Email
Ultimo Community Garden
  • McKee Street Reserve
    Ultimo
Email
Waterloo Estate Community Garden - Marton, Cook and Solander
  • Raglan Street
    Waterloo
9698 4751 Email
Woolloomooloo Permaculture Community Garden
  • Corner of Dowling Street & Sydney Place
    Woolloomooloo
0411 671 064 Email

Last updated: Monday, 3 August 2015