Community Gardens

Community Gardens

Community gardens are where people can come together to grow fresh food, to learn and share gardening skills, relax and make new friends around a sustainable and inviting community garden. They usually have a low annual membership fee and some have individual garden plots available for lease.

Kitchen gardens are usually located with community houses. Many kitchen gardens support community cooking programs or food rescue services.

There are Community Gardens and Kitchen Gardens located across Mornington Peninsula Shire.

For more information on starting a community garden, please contact Tara Guddat, Community Gardens Coordinator at

Blairgowrie Community Garden, Stringer Road Reserve

At Blairgowrie Community Garden, enthusiastic local residents have come together to create a thriving shared garden with no individual plots. Members share in the work and the rewards. The group meets regularly, and members have keyed access at any time. Excess fresh produce is donated to a food charity. The garden is supported by donations, community fundraising, local business, and government grants. Blairgowrie Community Garden is seeking new members.

The garden includes a large shade area, garden shed, potting area, hot house, children’s area, six large raised garden beds, six wicking beds, 22,500 litre water tank, and three large compost bins. Ample car parking is available.

Blairgowrie Community Garden is located within the tennis courts at Stringer Rd Reserve, Blairgowrie.

For more information visit the Blairgowrie Community Garden website or email


Crib Point Community Garden

Crib Point Community Garden is a friendly social group. Members can learn more about growing, harvesting and cooking fruit and vegetables while establishing and maintaining a sustainable community garden. Members are involved in composting, weeding, mulching seedling production, planting and harvesting produce. Come along and learn new skills, share ideas, meet new people, and grow organic foods. The group meets regularly for group gardening and shared lunch. New members are warmly welcomed.

The garden is comprised of large communal garden beds, gazebo, orchard, chickens, hot house, potting area, garden shed and large compost bays.

Crib Point Community Garden is located behind Crib Point Community House at 7 Park Rd, Crib Point 3919.

For more information visit the Crib Point Community Garden Facebook page or email


Dromana Community Garden

Dromana Community Garden is an open and communal garden for the whole community to enjoy. The group meets weekly and monthly for social group working bees. There are many types of jobs to do to suit everyone. The group meets regularly for group gardening and working bees. Visitors and new members are welcome.

The garden features over 20 vegetables beds, large communal gardens, gazebo, propagation tent, fruit trees and a native garden.

Dromana Community Garden is located next to the tennis and netball club in Marna Street, Dromana.

For more information visit the Dromana Community Garden Facebook page or contact


Mornington Community Garden

Mornington Community Garden is a vibrant green space where people of different backgrounds and abilities get together to share and learn gardening skills. Members adapt the principles of organic gardening with an emphasis on friendship, health and sharing of knowledge. The garden holds regular workshops and working bees, food swaps and an annual Open Day. Individual, family and group memberships are available. Group visits are welcome by appointment.

Mornington Community Garden features an Australian native garden, frog pond and a variety of birds. The garden hosts over 50 plots, four raised wheelchair accessible beds and three propagation igloos. It also features composting, worm farm, berry house, medicinal herbs, outdoor kitchen, resource library, fruit trees, vineyard, medicinal herbs, communal plots, edible indigenous herbs and a children’s sand play area.

Mornington Community Garden is accessed from Mitchell St, Mornington.

The garden is open regularly for visitors, plant sales, food swaps and member meetings. For more information visit the Mornington Community Garden websiteFacebook page or email


Mount Martha

Mount Martha House Community Garden is open all the time - we never close. We invite all members of the community, of all abilities to join us to teach, learn & share. We practice organic, permaculture principles & love experimenting with plant varieties & gardening techniques. We have no membership fees as all the garden is a shared space.

Mount Martha House Community Garden features edible & useful Australian natives, pollinator gardens, food producing plants, horta garden and resident birds & wildlife. We practice several types of composting & worm farming, espaliered fruit trees, medicinal herbs. We love to experiment & demonstrate. We offer regular workshops at low cost & welcome ALL members of our community to visit our share-shelf, food-swap & weekly gardening get-togethers. We welcome engagement with many community groups, schools & businesses.

Mount Martha House Community Garden is located around the Caretaker’s Cottage at the rear of Mount Martha House - enter via Dominion Rd.

The garden is open 24/7 . Visit us Thursdays 1-4pm. For more information:

For more information or to get involved please contact Mount Martha House or email


Rosebud Community Garden, Lawson Park

At the Rosebud Community Garden, gardeners of all ages come together to learn and share their knowledge. Memberships are available for family groups, social members and leasing of individual garden plots. All members contribute to the maintenance of the shared garden areas and are encouraged to be actively involved in the management of the garden.

The group meets regularly to garden together, enjoy a shared lunch, present workshops for the public and host a home harvest swap. See their website or Facebook page for more information and to register your intention to attend.

The garden is comprised of individual raised garden beds available for lease, shared garden beds, a club house, large compost bays, hot house, indigenous garden and shaded table setting. Off street car parking is available.

Rosebud Community Garden is located within Lawson Park in Leon Avenue, Rosebud. The surrounding park is a dog off-leash area however only service animals are permitted within the fenced off garden area.

For more information visit the Rosebud Community Garden websiteFacebook page or email


Kitchen Gardens

See also

Grow your own food