James Street Reserve Community Garden

People gardening, plants are in raised beds.
Plants in raised garden beds.
Two men and lady gardening

This community garden features plants, herbs and a worm farm. Beginners are welcome.

An established community garden in the heart of Redfern. Founded in 2010, it reclaimed an overlooked plot of public land. The inclusive space is an inspiring example of community greening that promotes people coming together and sharing knowledge.


  • Recycling station included

  • Worm farm included

    For local food scraps.

  • Raised garden beds included

    • Large, well-maintained communal garden beds
    • Selected private beds for interested members
    • Small beds for herbs, berries and leafy greens

  • Gardening materials included

    • Secure shed
    • Tools and gardening equipment

Getting involved

Working bees are held on the first Saturday of every month. All are encouraged to join, regardless of gardening experience. Scratch the gardening itch while getting to know the local community. Get in touch to learn more.