Gardening groups in Moonee Valley
Avondale Heights Community Garden
Rear 2-22 River Drive (enter via laneway) Avondale Heights VIC 3034
Avondale Heights Community Garden was established in 2010 by local gardening enthusiasts. The garden has 22 vegetable plots (more to come), a shared fruit and berry orchard, and Indigenous western plains flora. The garden also has a frog bog to increase biodiversity and improve the quality of storm-water exiting the site. Avondale Heights Community Garden is wheelchair accessible.
Crown Street Community Garden
Crown Street, Flemington
Located on an elderly person's high rise estate close to the Melbourne Showgrounds, www.melbourneshowgrounds.com/ the gardeners are challenged by high winds that are common around high rise towers. Despite these difficulties, the enthusiastic gardeners of Crown Street manage to achieve amazing productivity from their small plots. This small garden is not fenced in.
East Keilor Sustainability Street Community Garden
10a Tuppal Place (in Tuppal Reserve), East Keilor.
East Keilor Sustainability Street Community Garden is a group of predominantly East Keilor residents whose aim is to source and use life's most basic commodities, water, food and power, in a sustainable way.
The community garden in Tuppal Reserve grows food, hosts shared BBQ/ open days, tree planting and Clean Up Australia activities. The garden has 53 regular beds, garden beds for children and those with a disability.
Essendon Community Garden
56 Brisbane Street, Ascot Vale
This garden was the second to be established in Victoria in 1978. Its members are committed to a sense of community, conservation and organic gardening principles.
Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre Community Garden
28 Farnham Street, Flemington
This garden is widely used by students of the Learning Centre, individual gardeners and local schools. It hosts a great number of community events and education activities.
Flemington Community Garden
Racecourse Road, Flemington.
The Flemington Community garden was originally established in the early 1990’s for the residents of the Flemington estate, and is managed by Cultivating Communities. It underwent major renovation during 2005 and is now a thriving patchwork of plants and people. You can read more about the garden here.
Strathmore Community Garden
Boeing Reserve, Strathmore Heights (next to Boeing Reserve car park).
The Boeing Reserve Wellness Group initially established this garden with the aim to encourage more social interaction in the local area. The garden has become something different to everyone, eg. a peaceful meeting place, a buzz of activity on working bee days, a picnic area for families and a source of advice and inspiration. There are around 36 plots with members growing a variety of vegetables, flowers and herbs. Most members live within the local area and the garden has brought a sense of connectedness for them to the community and their environment.
Wingate Avenue Community Garden
Wingate Avenue, Ascot Vale
This garden is located across the road from the Wingate Avenue Community Centre and is part of a community hub for tenants from the Ascot Vale estate. Refurbished in 2011, the garden is now home to a blend of older people and young families and a feisty brood of chickens. Wingate now has a gardening star in the community – in 2013, Fatun Abdi Arte won the Victoria in Bloom award for Best Edible Garden.