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.  

There are three community gardens on the Mornington Peninsula at Rosebud, Crib Point and Mornington.

Too many lemons and not enough parsley?  Why not take part in a Home Harvest Exchange.  This community initiative allows people to bring their own excess produce and go home with someone else’s for free! 

Rosebud Community Garden, Lawson Park

At the Rosebud Community Garden, old and new gardeners come together to learn, share and grow their love of gardening. The garden offers memberships with or without the provision of a private plot for members to grow their own produce. All members contribute to the maintenance of the communal areas of the garden. On the last Saturday of every month the garden community gets together to work in the communal areas (11:00am to 12:00pm), ‘Bring a Plate to Share’ lunch (12:00pm to 1:00pm), Learn something new at the workshop (1:00pm to 2:00pm). See website for upcoming workshop topics and participate in the Home Harvest Exchange (2:00pm to 3:00pm). 

Please Note: Non members are welcome to attend our workshops for a gold coin donation. Please email, phone or comment on our Facebook page to register your intention to attend.

It is situated in Lawson Park (click for map), which is a Leash-Free area for dogs, and has a small children’s playground situated in the park area. Dogs are welcome in the park area, however in the fenced off garden area there is a no-dogs policy.

Members include the whole age spectrum, from young to not so young. All members are encouraged to be actively involved in the management of the garden. Visit the Rosebud Community Garden website or find us on Facebook. Email:

Crib Point Community Garden

The Crib Point Community Garden (click for map), provides an ideal venue for members of the community to come together in a friendly, social environment, while establishing and maintaining a sustainable community garden. Come along and learn new skills, share ideas, meet new people, and grow organic foods.

Memberships available from $15 per year.

The friendly group meets on Wednesday and Saturday 9-12 noon. The Crib is located behind the Community House, 7 Park Road, Crib Point. (Melways Ref: 195 B/2) Phone: Nanette 5983 9649 or Carol 5983 6664 or 0414 581042 or Email:

Mornington Community Garden

Members adapt the principles of organic gardening with an emphasis on sharing of knowledge and friendship. Membership enquiries, visitors, plant sales, groups welcome (by appointment).

Mornington Community Garden (click for map), is a beautiful hidden oasis on acreage complete with Australian native garden, frog pond, ducks and variety of birds. Families are encouraged to participate with children's sandpit and garden/ play area. The garden hosts over 50 plots, four large raised beds, 3 igloos for seed sowing, propagation and plant sales. It also features composting, worm farm, strawberries, a berry house, medicinal herbs, an outdoor kitchen, resource library, fruit trees, vineyard, medicinal herbs, communal plots, edible indigenous herbs and a pumpkin patch. The garden holds regular workshops and working bees, food swaps and an Annual Open Day. The garden is open to public for plant / seedling sales Sundays and Wednesdays. 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Member meetings Sundays Bi-monthly 10:00am

Food swap. Third Saturday of each month 1:00 to 3:00pm

Membership costs only $27 per year. Mornington Community Garden is off Mitchell St, Mornington. 

Dromana Community Garden

Located in Marna st. Dromana, next to the tennis and netball club. Dromana Community Garden is an open and communal garden for the whole community. The community garden team meet weekly and monthly for social group working bees. There are many types of jobs to do to suit everyone.

Weekly Working Bees: Friday 10 am -12 pm

Monthly Working Bees: 2nd Sunday each month 10 am - 12 pm 

Please email if you are interested in joining the team.