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Community Gardens and Community Gardening Groups

What are Community Gardens and Community Gardening?

The City of Charles values the significant contribution our Community Gardeners make toward the social fabric and amenity across the city and recognises the significance of these gardens in the creation of an ongoing sense of place and connectedness for our community.

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Community gardening provides opportunity for people to come together to grow food and other plants, learn new skills and meet people, along with contributing to a sense of community and connection to the environment.

Increasing medium and high density housing, the associated increase in population density within the City and a growing desire to feel connected and part of a community, is contributing to an increasing demand for the provision of social infrastructure such as community gardens and local community gardening groups, sustaining the social, physical and mental health and wellbeing of our community through a continued connection to community, nature and place in an urban environment.

Where people are living in apartments or their homes have been constructed on small parcels of land, community gardening  can often be the only opportunity to produce food and for our culturally diverse community,  can often be the only opportunity to grow traditional produce which also provides opportunity for cultural exchange between garden members.

Getting involved in Charles Sturt’s community gardens

There are many community-run community gardening groups and opportunities in the Charles Sturt area who always welcome new members.

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.

Community gardens are community-run, not-for-profit, may be membership-based, and are located on council land. They are a valuable recreational, social and educational resource for the community of the City of Charles Sturt and 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.

There are 6 existing formal Community Gardens in Charles Sturt:

Brompton Community Garden

17 Green Street, Brompton - Next to 19 on Green - Brompton Community Centre

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

Woodville West Community Garden

22A Lawton Crescent
Woodville West
Contact: Nasreen 0407 729 304

Semaphore Park Community Garden

Trust Reserve
Eagle Court, Semaphore Park

Park Terrace Community Garden

Park Terrace Community Garden
(Off Park Terrace in Adelaide Park Lands, between Bowden and North Adelaide).

Royal Park Community Garden

Contact: Sue 8341 0695

There are 2 emerging Community Gardens in Charles Sturt:

Frederick Miller Community Garden

Fourth Avenue Semaphore Park

Grange Community Garden

Military Road Grange
This garden will also include a Community Orchard and a Bush Tucker Trail

Informal Community Gardens are community led, grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants for community use and consumption but are not incorporated or self insuring.

There are 3 informal Community Gardens in Charles Sturt:

Veronica Community Garden

Veronica Court Kidman Park

Flinders Park Community Garden

Tedder Reserve, Belgrave Avenue, Flinders Park

Plantabout (Flinders Park)

Intersection of Frobisher Ave, Collingwood Avenue and Sturdee Street Flinders Park
Luke: 0428 663 563

Welcoming Centre

100 Drayton St, Bowden SA 5007
The Welcoming Centre exists to create a safe, supportive and welcoming space for refugee families, people seeking asylum, recently arrived migrants, and the local community.
8346 3843

Croydon Community Garden

William Street and Elizabeth St, Croydon SA 5008
8305 9350

Park Terrace Community Garden

Off Park Terrace in Adelaide Park Lands, between Bowden and North Adelaide

Rosetta Street Greening


Kilkenny Gorilla Art


Woodville Greening Group


Croydon Railway Station

Tewkesbury Street Cheltenham

Cooke Street Findon

Day Terrace Croydon/West Croydon

Gilbert Street Ovingham

Beach Street Grange

Kilkenny Railway Station Group

Need more information? Get in touch with us.

Janet Willoughby
Open Space Community Planner
M: 0417 971 923