If you have been following our family’s adventures for a while, you will know that we love growing our own food. When we moved from our house with yard, to an apartment with a balcony, we realised we needed to start to look for local community gardens. And we found them! Lots of them! So, if you are looking for community gardens in Brisbane, we’ve got the list right here!
There is nothing more satisfying than growing your own food garden. Unfortunately, in this day and age not many people have the space to maintain such a garden. So is it possible to grow fresh vegetables in the middle of the bustling suburbs or in the heart of the city? As a matter of fact, community gardens growing food can be found all around Brisbane thanks to the support of local communities and organisations.
So what exactly is a community garden? Community gardens are local areas, such as parks, universities and schools, which contain specially allocated spaces to grow and maintain gardens. These gardens can include veggies, fruits, herbs and in some cases even animals. As the name implies, the maintenance of these gardens is done exclusively by locals and local organisations. Any produce grown belongs to them to either sell, use themselves, or to donate to the disadvantaged.
Community gardens provide many benefits to both individuals and the wider community. These benefits include community bonding, financial opportunities through selling produce in local farmer markets and sustainable living solutions and education. Community gardens also provides fun and social way for families to discover gardening and get involved in their local community.
Do you and your family want to get involved with a community garden?
Community gardens are always welcoming new members every day.
Here is a list of all the community gardens in the Brisbane area:
- Abbeville Street Park
Upper Mt Gravatt
- Acacia Ridge Community Garden
- Aspley Special School Garden
- Balaangala Indigenous Food Garden
- Banyo Community Garden
- Beelarong Community Farm
- Bulimba Creek Catchment Co-ordinating Committee
- Bulimba State School Garden
- Burnie Brae Park
- Carindale PCYC
- Centacare North East Community Care
- Coorparoo Community Garden
- Delaware Street Community Garden
- Golden Years Seniors Centre
- Graceville/Sherwood Community Garden
- Green Corner Community Garden (Ashgrove)
- Green P Community Garden (PCYC)
- ‘Grow for Life’ Abbeville Street Community Garden
Upper Mt Gravatt
- Inala Community Garden (Spiritus Early Parent Centre)
- Inspiration Garden
- Jane Street Community Garden
- Jeay’s Street Community Garden
- Kelvin Grove Community Garden
- Koala Park
- Kyabra Street Community Garden
- Lyons Playground Park
- Northey Street City Farm
- Nundah Community Centre
- Paradise Street Community Garden
- Rocks Riverside Park
Seventeen Mile Rocks
- Salisbury Community Garden
- Sandbag Community Garden
- St Clements Church Garden
- St John’s Oxley Community Garden
- The Pocket Community Garden (road reserve)
- Vera Street Community Garden
- Wynnum Manly Community Garden
- Yoorala Street Community Garden
More information to help you find a community garden
Please click here for more information about each of the community gardens. As a reminder, some community gardens give members their own plots whereas others maintain a combined garden for locals to share. Contact your local garden to find out more information.
Alternatively, if your local area does not have a community garden, you can request one be built in your local area. It involves a lot of dedication, but the result can be highly rewarding for yourself and the whole community. Advice and information on going about starting your own local community garden can be found here.