What are community gardens?
Community Gardens are a formal form of community gardening, where people access their own plots, or share communal plots. Community gardens are community-run, not-for-profit, may be membership-based, and can be located on council or private land.
Community gardens can be a valuable recreational, social and educational resource for the community of the City of Charles Sturt. As well as providing residents with the opportunity to grow their own food, community gardens contribute to the ecological sustainability and food security of their neighbourhood. They offer a space for fellow gardeners to get together and share the joy and skill of gardening with the community.
Getting involved in Charles Sturt’s community gardens
There are two community-run community gardens located in the Charles Sturt area, both of which welcome expressions of interest for new members:
Henley Community Garden
Henley Community Garden (Henley Grange Memorial Oval, NW corner where White St meets Raymond St, alternatively you can get to it at the end of Chambers St, Henley Beach)
Semaphore Park Community Garden
Eagle Court, Semaphore Park
For a directory of community gardens across South Australia, please refer to the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network’s Directory of Australian Community Gardens:
Are you interested in establishing a new community garden? Click here for information and resources:
To find out how Council can support community gardens: