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The community gardens are open to the public and members, with orientation sessions and bi-weekly catch-ups restarting. Physical distancing and other safe practices will be implemented.

About Community Gardens

We support and encourage local groups involved with Community Gardening in our community. Community Gardening is a valuable activity, contributing to the sustainability and well-being of the wider community and providing an extensive range of environmental, social, recreational, health, and educational benefits.

What is a Community Garden?

A Community Garden is an open space, managed by the community with the primary focus of producing food and contributing to the growth of a sustainable city environment. It is a place for learning and sharing about sustainable living practices whilst actively building community through shared activities and contributing to improved health and wellbeing.

What are the benefits of a community garden?

Community gardens offer a range of benefits to local residents including:

  • access to fresh, nutritious food
  • sense of achievement from growing your own food
  • making friends and being part of a group
  • learning gardening skills alongside others
  • learning about shared decision making
  • getting outdoor exercise
  • building a sense of community
  • increasing connection to the environment
  • increasing food security

Community Garden Application Form

Please complete the below Community Garden Application Form if you are applying to use council land for a community garden. This is not a funding application form.

An important first step is to read the Community Garden Guidelines and the two-page leaflet, Information for Applicants. Please arrange a meeting to discuss your proposal with a Council Officer before submitting your completed application form.

Contact our Community Development Coordinator - Sue Dugan