Garden Clubs & Community Gardens

Community Gardens Australia (CGA) is a fantastic first stop for new gardeners or those wanting to get their plant-fix. Joining a community garden offers a plethora of benefits that extend beyond the act of gardening itself. Firstly, it provides a unique opportunity for individuals to connect with like-minded community members, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie. Collaborative gardening encourages the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and gardening tips, creating a supportive environment for both beginners and experienced gardeners alike.

Beyond the social aspect, community gardens promote sustainable practices by cultivating local, organic produce. Participants can enjoy the fruits (quite literally) of their labour while reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to a healthier, more eco-friendly lifestyle. Access to fresh, homegrown produce also supports healthier eating habits and can lead to improved overall well-being.

Moreover, community gardens serve as outdoor spaces for relaxation and stress relief, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Engaging in gardening activities has been linked to mental health benefits, including reduced stress and increased feelings of accomplishment.

In essence, joining a community garden is not just about cultivating plants; it's about cultivating relationships, sustainability, and personal well-being, making it a fulfilling and enriching experience for individuals seeking a more connected and sustainable lifestyle.

Other fantastic resources that Community Gardens Australia provides include:

- Finding your "local" (community garden!)

- How to start your own community garden (with important resources like common objections, council concerns, management templates - they have you covered!)

- A brilliant list of garden-based resources

- Ideas about different gardens and gardening guides

- AND a delicious community gardens recipe website

We're working on collating an excellent list of Garden Clubs throughout Australia. If your organisation is not listed here and you would like to be; please drop us a line!


There are many amateur gardening organisations across Australia that represent the garden industries.


Some of those include:


Garden Clubs of Australia

Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria

Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens

Australian Native Plants Society

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