Bourke Street

Bourke Street

Community garden in Woolloomooloo

Growing in the heart of Woolloomooloo, Bourke Street Community Garden gives local residents the space to grow their own herbs, fruit and veg – and chat to others about their green ideas.

As the second community garden to open in Woolloomooloo, this fertile space is an important part of City of Sydney’s promise to revamp this culturally rich village and give residents a beautiful public space to enjoy.

Designed to last

Our community garden coordinators want the garden to reflect the vision of the community and their needs, and so they regularly meet with interested residents to talk about the produce they’re growing, and garden maintenance required.

Today the garden has matured into a mix of communal and individual allotments, which are filled with a collection of vegetables, herbs and two fruit trees. 

Inspiring new gardeners

Bourke Street Community Garden Coordinator, Georgina Bathurst, says the thriving garden receives new seedlings each month and is a truly communal effort. The garden also plans to keep chickens and bees so that it can start to provide locals with eggs and honey. The Bourke Street Community Garden is inspiring a community to get growing in the Woolloomooloo area.

Last updated: Wednesday, 11 June 2014