Community Gardens

Food and Garden

Council recognises community gardening as a valuable recreational activity that contributes to health and well-being, positive social interaction, community development, environmental education and sustainable principles, and sustainable use of open space.

For inspiration on growing your own food, visit Food & Garden.

['Barton Road Community Garden', 'Central courtyard of the Phyllis Burke Complex, 15-17 Barton Road, Artarmon ',
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No formal meeting times. A NSW Department of Housing community garden for residents of the complex.

Type: Individual plots

Contact: Jan Felton
jan.felton@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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['Dairy Community Garden', 'Warners Park, end of the Outpost, Northbridge',
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This group meets on the first Saturday and third Sunday of the month between 9.30am - midday and every Wednesday of the month from 9.30am.

Type: Shared gardens

Contact: Janet France
janetfrance@optusnet.com.au

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['Hub Community Garden', 'Rear garden - 30-32 Devonshire Street, Chatswood',
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This group meets fortnightly on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10am - 12pm

Type: Shared gardens

Contact: Mary Ann Irvin
maryann.irvin@gmail.com

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['Market Garden Park', 'Mowbray Place (east end), Willoughby',
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No formal meeting times.

Type: Shared gardens

Contact: Jan Felton
jan.felton@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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['Naremburn Community Garden (a)', 'End of Bongalong Street, Naremburn',
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This group meets on Sunday mornings.

Type: Shared gardens

Contact: Sue Howes
sue.howes@tpg.com.au

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['Naremburn Community Garden (b)', 'Cnr of Station Street and Nolan Crescent, Naremburn',
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This group meets on Sunday mornings.

Type: Shared gardens

Contact: Sue Howes
sue.howes@tpg.com.au

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['Artarmon Parklands Community Garden', '1A Burra Road, Artarmon',
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Opening July 2019 and planned to be shared gardens.

Contact: Jan Felton
jan.felton@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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Find a Community Garden


Establish a Community Garden

There is a pdf format procedure for groups wishing to form new community gardens in Willoughby. Residents are encouraged to work in partnership with Council and other organisations in the establishment of new community gardens. Establishing a community garden can be a complex process that requires consultation with a range of stakeholders. There are a number of issues that need to be considered before a community garden is initiated.

Community Garden Philosophy

Sustainable

  • Minimal importing of resources
  • Re-use existing materials
  • Re-use waste generated on site

Organic

  • No artificial pesticides or herbicides
  • Use of non-hybrid plant seeds
  • Naturally generated fertilisers

Bush-Friendly

  • Contain nutrients within beds
  • Prevent weed infestation without harming wildlife
  • Provide habitat for native fauna 

Workshops & Events

Organic Garden Workshops

Learn about Organic Gardening in this series of workshops. This series will cover an introduction to organics, designing vegetable gardens, composting and soils, growing seedlings and natural pest control.

2019 Dates

  • Session 1: Saturday 2 March, 1.30pm-4pm
  • Session 2: Saturday 6 April, 1.30pm-4pm
  • Session 3: Saturday 4 May, 1.30pm-4pm
  • Session 4: Saturday 1 June, 1.30pm-4pm