The support of enthusiastic and committed participants is an important first step in community gardening. A group of people can help share the load and help build relationships and partnerships in the community to make the garden a success.
Once you’ve got your group sorted, make sure you look at our Getting Started guide which describes how community gardens are set up and looked after. We’ve even got a Preferred Materials guide which outlines the best materials to keep your garden safe and look lovely!
If you decide to start a community garden on Council land, make sure you read our Community Gardens Policy. This provide helpful advice on establishing a community garden group, your rights and responsibilities as community gardeners, how to conduct a site assessment and discussing your proposal with the City to identify any possible issues before submitting an application.
Street verge gardens – gardens between the road and the footpath – have become pretty popular lately. These clever little gardens require careful design to make sure pedestrians can still safely use the footpaths, cars can still park and footpaths remain clear.
We can help you plan and design your community or verge garden and complete an application. If you have any questions about these gardens, be sure to get in touch
Got your green thumb on the community garden pulse?
We think the below guides are great reading for creating the perfect community garden.