Community gardens

Want to be part of a community gardening project? Community gardens are a great way for residents without their own garden, or those who want to be part of a community gardening project, to get out and use their green thumbs.

If you would like to grow your own vegetables, fruits, herbs or flowers, and want to get outdoors and interact with like-minded people, the community gardens may be for you.

Ashmore Community Garden

The Ashmore Community Garden has more than 40 members and is growing weekly. The group proposes both communal and allotment gardens.

The gardens are supported by ABC Child Care, Ashmore Garden World.

Ashmore Community Garden has public meetings at 6.15pm on the second Thursday of every month at the Ashmore PCYC and a working bee or social event on the last Saturday of every month. All are welcome to attend these free events.

If you are interested in joining the garden group, please contact:

Kim Vereckei (Secretary)
Mobile: 0401 048 456
Email: ashmorecommunitygarden@hotmail.com

Coombabah Community Garden

The Coombabah Community Garden was set up in the south-west corner of the Coombabah State School in 2011 and now contains over 30 communal garden beds. The purpose of the garden is to create a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs, and make lifelong friendships.

If you are interested in joining the garden group, please contact:

Miriam Decolle (President)
Phone: 07 5577 1700
Email: ccginc@hotmail.com.au

For more information, visit the website or join us on Facebook.

Joan Park Community Garden

The Joan Park Community Garden is in Joan Street, Southport. It is the garden for Division 7.

This garden was established in 1998. The garden includes individual plots as well as communal gardens to support local groups including mental health groups, FSGA and an adjacent retirement home.

Membership is open to all residents of the Gold Coast. There are currently 30 members.

If you are interested in joining the garden group, please contact:

Jenny (Membership Secretary)
Mobile: 0411 255 879

For more information, visit the Joan Park Community Gardens' Facebook page.

Labrador Community Garden

"Sowing the seeds of friendship and knowledge through gardening."

Located in the parkland at 9 Olsen Avenue (corner of Jacob Drive and Olsen Avenue), Labrador Community Garden has strong and enthusiastic support from more than 40 members.

The garden consists of 44 garden beds in total with 5 communal beds and 2 handicap-accessible beds. The garden also has a meeting room, tool shed, compost bays, water tanks, pizza oven, barbecue, nursery and plenty of room to soak up the sun and get your hands dirty.

There is usually someone at the garden each Wednesday afternoon from 3.30pm to meet you and show you around. We have a cup of tea during the afternoon. It is a great time to meet and greet other members of the garden. Please come down and visit.

If you are interested in joining the garden group, please contact us:

Phone: 07 5564 1718
Email: labradorcommunitygarden@gmail.com
Post: PO Box 718, Paradise Point QLD 4216

For more information, visit the garden's Facebook page or website.

Loders Creek Community Garden

Loders Creek Community Garden is at Owen Park in the Loders Creek catchment, at Ewan Street or south of Beale Street, Southport.

The gardens are supported by:

  • Loders Creek Catchment Association
  • Correctional Services
  • Southport Primary School
  • Boy Scouts – Helensvale
  • National Bank
  • Energex
  • Girl Guides
  • Sports and Recreation Network
  • Mental Disability Group

If you are interested in joining the garden group, please contact:

Jeannie White (President)
Mobile: 0414 358 251
Email: jeanniefw@hotmail.com

Musgrave Community Garden

The design of the Musgrave Community Garden includes raised, accessible gardens, community planting beds and individual garden plots. There is a generous lawn and large covered area for gatherings. The top of the site has room for compost and soil bays as well as an area for propagating seedlings.

There are many opportunities to get involved with the development of the garden including workshops and working bees.

Musgrave walking group meets at the entrance to the park every Tuesday and Thursday morning. All are welcome.

If you are interested in joining the garden group, please contact:

Lyn Mansfield (Secretary)
Mobile: 0409 645 888
Email: lynmansfield14@bigpond.com

Nerang Community Garden

The Nerang Community Garden Group comprises more than 50 members. The garden is located at the Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert Nerang Road, Nerang.

The group meets monthly to discuss the progress of their garden. They are supported by Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network, river keepers, and local schools, and sponsored by Bunnings.

If you are interested in joining the garden group, please contact:

Membership Secretary
Mobile: 0468 932 033
Email: nerangcommunitygarden@gmail.com

Peachey Community Garden

This wonderful community garden has been running since August 2008 and is located at the corner of McCreadie and Tillyroen Roads in Ormeau.

If you are interested in joining the garden group, please contact us:

Email: peacheycg@gmail.com

Southern Beaches Community Garden

There is great public support, with more than 100 members, for the Southern Beaches Community Garden.

The gardens are located off Tugun Street on the vacant land behind the Tugun Community Hall.

The gardens are sponsored by Bendigo Bank.

If you are interested in joining the garden group, please contact us:

Mobile: 0421 646 000
Email: southernbeachescommunitygarden@gmail.com

Studio Village Community Garden

The Studio Village Community Garden is next to the Studio Village Community Centre.

The garden group has monthly meetings at the centre and welcomes new members.

If you are interested in joining the garden group, please contact us:

Email: studiovillage@outlook.com

Varsity Vegies Community Garden

The green thumbs of Varsity Lakes call Varsity Vegies Community Garden home.

Located next to the Community Resource Centre in Jim Harris Park, Mattocks Road, the garden held its official opening in July 2009. It is in Division 11.

Varsity Vegies has 40 garden beds, including several raised beds for people in wheelchairs to access.

The gardens received a commendation in the Gold Coast Urban Design Awards for 2009.

There are currently 45 members as well as 41 social members.

The garden supports the following groups: Robina Hospital – acute mental health, Queensland Health, FSG Robina, mothers and kids groups and a local Aboriginal group.

Varsity Veggies is sponsored by Birdies Garden Products.

If you are interested in joining the garden group, please contact us:

Mobile: 0404 216 001
Email: varsityvegies@gmail.com