Community gardens

What is a community garden?

A community garden is land gardened by a group. Some have individual plots and others are shared spaces.

Moreland has a strong food growing heritage and a community that is increasingly interested in growing food together.

Community gardens in Moreland

There are eight community gardens in Moreland with a variety of approaches to growing food in the community. Contact the garden directly to find out if a plot is available. Some gardens have a waiting list.

CERES Community Garden

CERES Community Garden has around 50 community garden plots that are rented out annually to those with limited household space for growing.

Gronn Place Housing Estate Community Garden, West Brunswick

This garden is primary for people living in the low rise housing estate, but there are some free plots that can filled by others in the local community. There is also a community Food Forest. 

DMA Ilma Lever Gardens

Located along the railway corridor near Moreland Station, DMA Ilma Lever Gardens offers an accessible environment for people with disabilities.

The space was developed by Disabled Motorists Australia on its premises in Station Street Coburg for people with disabilities who wanted to participate in gardening programs for recreation and future employment.

Luscombe Street Community Garden

Located at 43 Luscombe Street, Brunswick on a block that was vacant for years, locals contacted the owner who has allowed them to use the space in a temporary arrangement.

Merri Corner Community Garden

Merri Corner Community Garden is an allotment-based community garden in Brunswick that opened in mid-2010. The garden was conceived in the middle of 2006 by a group of Brunswick East locals.

The land is owned by the Moreland City Council and can’t be developed for residential purposes due to the environmental and inundation overlay. Council is encouraging all community members to be a part of it.

Mulberry Gardens

Located on the grounds of a secondary college in Glenroy, this garden is slowly building into an inspiring shared garden.

PepperTree Place

PepperTree Place is a unique Community Greenspace located in the heart of Coburg on the corner of Sydney Road and Bell Street.

West Brunswick Community Garden and Food Forest

Located at Dunstan Reserve, West Brunswick, the West Brunswick Community Garden and Food Forest was established more than 15 years ago.

This sizeable community garden and public food forest provide personal plots as well as shared communal gardening opportunities.

Upcoming community garden events

  • IncrEdible Food Swap

    Saturday 01 April 2017 - Coburg

    IncrEdible Food Swap

    Volunteer run cafe and nursery open with workshops, music and more in a community garden setting.

  • IncrEdible Food Swap

    Saturday 06 May 2017 - Coburg

    IncrEdible Food Swap

    Volunteer run cafe and nursery open with workshops, music and more in a community garden setting.

  • IncrEdible Food Swap

    Saturday 03 June 2017 - Coburg

    IncrEdible Food Swap

    Volunteer run cafe and nursery open with workshops, music and more in a community garden setting.

  • IncrEdible Food Swap

    Saturday 01 July 2017 - Coburg

    IncrEdible Food Swap

    Volunteer run cafe and nursery open with workshops, music and more in a community garden setting.

  • IncrEdible Food Swap

    Saturday 05 August 2017 - Coburg

    IncrEdible Food Swap

    Volunteer run cafe and nursery open with workshops, music and more in a community garden setting.

  • IncrEdible Food Swap

    Saturday 02 September 2017 - Coburg

    IncrEdible Food Swap

    Volunteer run cafe and nursery open with workshops, music and more in a community garden setting.

  • IncrEdible Food Swap

    Saturday 07 October 2017 - Coburg

    IncrEdible Food Swap

    Volunteer run cafe and nursery open with workshops, music and more in a community garden setting.

  • IncrEdible Food Swap

    Saturday 04 November 2017 - Coburg

    IncrEdible Food Swap

    Volunteer run cafe and nursery open with workshops, music and more in a community garden setting.

  • IncrEdible Food Swap

    Saturday 02 December 2017 - Coburg

    IncrEdible Food Swap

    Volunteer run cafe and nursery open with workshops, music and more in a community garden setting.

 

Further information

Moreland Food Gardens Network and Moreland Community Gardening have more information about the community gardens in Moreland.

If you are interested in starting your own community garden, 3000acres can help by connecting you to a site, resources and other community gardens. For more information, visit the 3000acres website, which also includes a map of actual and potential places to grow food in Melbourne.

As well as community gardens, the Moreland community does a range of exciting work in relation to food systems and urban agriculture, including free food events, food swaps and food festivals.