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Community Gardens

The Leichhardt area has five Community Gardens where you can get involved and volunteer your time. Community gardens can help you:

  • Find out the benefits of growing food in your local community
  • Reduce waste by picking what you need (no packaging required)
  • Create soil conditioner by composting food scraps
  • Increase fitness/health
  • Meet new friends
  • Develop sustainable living practices for everyday living

Leichhardt Council values community gardens as a unique form of open space. Not only do they provide a perfect venue for learning and sharing, they also bring community members from all walks of life and ages together. They are an opportunity for everyone to work together with nature, resulting in safer, stronger and more integrated communities. The environmental, educational and health benefits of community gardens, particularly in our increasingly urbanised environment, are also beneficial. This is not only in encouraging sustainability and good living practices, but also in promoting continual learning and addressing community well-being. 

More information can be found in Leichhardt Council's pdf-new-icon.gifCommunity Gardens Policy (PDF 2.6MB)Open this document with ReadSpeaker docReader.

Community Gardens and Groups 

Glover's Garden

Address: Glover Street, Lilyfield
Web: glovers.communitygarden.org.au/
Email: Jane Mowbray, janemowbray@yahoo.com.au

Punch Park Community Garden

Address: Wortley Street, Balmain
Web: www.sites.google.com/site/punchgardens
Email: punchparkgradens@gmail.com  
The Punch Park Community Garden Group has entered into a license agreement with Leichhardt Council for the creation of this new Community Garden.

Whites Creek Community Garden

Address: Next to 31 White Street, Lilyfield
Web: communityfoods.org.au/directory/listing/484
Email: whites.creek.community.garden@gmail.com

Whites Creek Valley Park Food Forest

Address: White Street, Lilyfield.
Email: TBC

Leichhardt Community Garden

Address: Rear of Associazione Napoletana in Leichhardt (cnr of Marion St and Balmain Rd)
Web: www.leichhardtcommunitygarden.org  
Email: info@leichhardtcommunitygarden.org
Contact: Bryn, 0433 755 719 or Chantal, 0416 227 324
The Leichhardt Community Garden is based on permaculture principles.

Mort Bay Community Garden

Address: Mort Bay Park, Balmain (behind the John McMahon Child Care Centre)
Web: www.mortbaycommunitygarden.com.au
Email: mortbaycommunitygarden@gmail.com