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.
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden
Located at the back of Brunswick Neighbourhood House at 43A De Carle Street, Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden began in mid-2016 for community members to build a small garden and grow their own vegetables.
The garden is a place to meet neighbours, have a chat and enjoy gardening together. The produce is shared among participants and the community. Everyone is welcome and no gardening expertise is needed. Registration and payment of a small fee is required to participate.
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 primarily for people living in the low rise housing estate, but there are some free plots that can be 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 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 Moreland City Council and can’t be developed for residential purposes due to an environmental and inundation overlay. Council encourages all community members to be a part of it.
Located on the grounds of a secondary college in Glenroy, this garden is slowly building into an inspiring shared garden.
Pentridge Community Garden
The old prison site is being redeveloped and a site has been made available for a Pentridge Community Garden on the corner of Murray Road and Stockade Avenue, Coburg - opposite Coburg Lake.
Residents are invited to help develop the garden into a place where people can meet, grow some food, plants and flowers, chat and enjoy some relaxing green space.
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.
Some contents of this page have been sourced from Moreland Food Gardens Network with their permission.
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.