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.
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
Woodville West Community Garden
Semaphore Park Community Garden
Eagle Court, Semaphore Park
Park Terrace Community Garden
Royal Park Community Garden
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
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.
Croydon Community Garden
William Street and Elizabeth St, Croydon SA 5008