Community Gardens

Due to the current COVID-19 requirements all scheduled community garden meetings are cancelled until further notice.

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 ',

No formal meeting times. A NSW Department of Housing community garden for residents of the complex.

Type: Individual plots

Contact: Jan Felton


['Warners Park Community Garden', 'Warners Park, end of the Outpost, Northbridge',

Meeting times: Every Wednesday and Sunday mornings from 10am

Type: Shared gardens

Enquiries: 0414 502 771


['Hub Community Garden', 'Rear garden - 30-32 Devonshire Street, Chatswood',

This group meets fortnightly on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10am - 12pm

Type: Shared gardens

Contact: Mary Ann Irvin


['Market Gardens Park Community Garden', 'Mowbray Place (east end), Willoughby',

Meeting times: Every Wednesday morning 9.30-11.30am and 1 & 3rd Saturday of the month

Type: Shared gardens

Contact: Janet France


['Naremburn Community Garden (a)', 'End of Bongalong Street, Naremburn',

This group meets on Sunday mornings.

Type: Shared gardens

Contact: Sue Howes


['Naremburn Community Garden (b)', 'Cnr of Station Street and Nolan Crescent, Naremburn',

This group meets on Sunday mornings.

Type: Shared gardens

Contact: Sue Howes


['Artarmon Parklands Community Garden', '1A Burra Road, Artarmon',

Meeting Times: Every Sunday morning from 8.00am

Shared gardens




Find a Community Garden

Establish a Community Garden

There is a 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.

Additional information is available in the  pdf format Vegetation Management Guidelines

Community Garden Site Assessment and Checklist form

Community Garden Philosophy


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


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


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

Events & workshops