Sign up for newsletter

What size garden do you have? (approximately)

Latest Events

Join free events in your neighbourhood and online. Get your questions answered by local experts with reliable, practical advice. Enjoy tours of inspirational places and meet your local gardening community. Bring any surplus seeds, plants and produce to swap and share too!

Gardening to Reduce Energy and Costs

Gardening to Reduce Energy and Costs

Online Event is held via Zoom, link will be provided via email prior to the event.
Free event
Read more
Bee vector image
Tree vector image :eaves vectore image Fruit vector image
Butterfly vector image Leaf vector image

Our Focus

My Smart Garden is a free program that will help you grow food, shelter your home from the sun and wind, create homes for native plants and animals, use water wisely and reduce waste. Learn about the five themes:

Food Icon


Grow your own food with minimum effort and space

Read more
Shelter Icon


Make your home more comfortable all year round

Read more
Water Icon


Use our most precious resource wisely

Read more
Habitat Icon


Create homes for local plants and wildlife

Read more
Waste Icon


Transform waste materials into garden resources

Read more


Missed an event? Check out previous event notes and recordings, plus videos from our local gardening experts.

A winter harvest basket with carrots, daikon, peas, kale, sprouting broccoli, silverbeet and cherry guavas.

Your cool season vegie patch

Read more

Planting a fruit tree

Read more

How to sheet mulch

Read more
Butterfly vector image

Case Studies

Shotaro's small garden in Altona

Shotaro has transformed a small space into a productive oasis filled with unusual herbs and vegetables that reflect his Japanese heritage.

White background overlay

Sign up for newsletter

Grow your knowledge, grow your garden


My Smart Garden is a free sustainable gardening education program run collaboratively by partner Councils in metropolitan Naarm/Melbourne.