Community Gardens in Brisbane
Community Gardens in Brisbane are everywhere – probably just around the corner from home! They are a great place to learn all kinds of things and meet some of your neighbours. Did you know Brisbane has its own city farm too? Why not take your kids to your local community gardens Brisbane! Here are just a selection of the community gardens and city farms in Brisbane.
Northey Street City Farm, Windsor
Northey Street City Farm is on the corner of Northey Street and Victoria Street in Windsor. The farm is on a four hectare block planted with more than 1500 fruit trees, bush tucker shrubs and other plants. The centre opened in 1994 and operates using permaculture principles. The city farm is open for tours on Tuesday mornings at 9:30am.
Workshops are held on various topics too. And if that’s not enough, an organic market operates every Sunday from 6am and Edible Landscapes Nursery also operates from this site, selling plants grown pesticide free with compost made in the city farm.
Vera Street Community Garden, Toowong
The Vera St Community Garden is located within the grounds of Toowong Science Mathematics and Technology (SMT) Academy and has been in operation since 2005. Working bees are on the fourth Sunday of every month. Access to the garden is via the easement next to 21 Vera St, Toowong.
Jane St Community Garden, West End
Jane Street Community Garden has over 260 varieties of plants including fruit and vegetables, herbs and companion plants, all grown using organic principles. Located at 103 Jane St West End, every Thursday and Saturday morning are volunteer days.
Green Corner Community Garden, Ashgrove
Located at 298 Waterworks Road (Cnr Jubilee Tce) Ashgrove this community garden is open to volunteers on Saturday and Tuesday mornings. This garden has individual and communal plots for the community to tend. Click here to find out more.
Coorparoo Community Garden, Coorparoo
The Coorparoo Uniting Church at 260 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo is the location for this community garden. Every Saturday the garden is open for gardening sessions from 3pm – 6pm and working bees are on the first Saturday of the month from 3pm – 6pm with wood-fired pizza at the conclusion. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Sandgate Community Gardens, PCYC Sandgate
Behind the PCYC at 106 Kempster St Sandgate is a sprawling community gardens area. The gardens are open to volunteers on Sunday afternoons and Monday mornings.
So grab your hat, sunscreen and garden tools and take your kids to your local community garden or City Farm in Brisbane! Discover what your local city farm or garden has to offer with your children.
Kitchen in the Gardens, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
While not technically a garden where you can come to till the soil and pick the produce, Kitchen in the Gardens is still a great garden for the community to enjoy. The gardens display fresh, healthy foods that you can grow in your own garden during the various seasons. By visiting the gardens, you can see what is growing best at this time of year and how it can be planted. You can also learn about composting by peeking into the gardens’ compost boxes.
The gardens feature everything from bush tucker plants like lemon aspen to herbs and vegetables. Pottering around, you will be blown away by the fragrant aromas and beautiful colours of the wonderful plants and flowers. It is sure to get the kids engaged and the taste buds tingling!
There is also a huge outdoor kitchen, where you can see interactive demonstrations of seasonal cooking and gardening to interest and inspire little green thumbs!
Some other community gardens you might like to check out are:
- Rochedale Community Garden – 160 Rochedale Road, Rochedale
- Oaklands Street Community Garden – Oaklands Street, Alexandra Hills
- Wynnum Manly Community Garden – Bethania Street in Lota
- Fitzgibbon Chase Community Garden / Green Hub Community Garden – Mount Kaputar Ave, Fitzgibbon Chase
- Peachey Community Garden – Corner McCreadie Street & Tillyroen Road, Ormeau
- Yeronga Community Gardens – Two locations – Yeronga Community Centre, 24 Killarney Street, and Yeronga State High School at Oakwood & Taunton Streets. Call 07 3848 2285 for details.
Also check out the Brisbane City Council List of Community Gardens here Brisbane City Community Gardens
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