Warrandyte Community Garden

 

This garden is allotment-based and there is a waiting list.

To discuss any aspect of the garden, contact Judy Green by email or phone (9844 2096). Also, see their website.

Police Street, Warrandyte, 3113.

The garden sits on the banks of the Yarra River and is built on the old paddock behind the police station, where the local constabulary used to tether the police horses.

The garden sits on the banks of the Yarra River and is built on the old paddock behind the police station, where the local constabulary used to tether the police horses.

There are 24 raised vegetable plots. Communal planting areas feature raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, olive and nectarine trees and many herbs. Citrus trees grow in wine barrels, and an ornamental vine blazes red during autumn. In the late winter, jonquils and daffodils complement the blossoms. In summer, canna lilies hide the water tank and the rose arbour is covered in blooms.

Facilities include water tanks fed by run-off from the neighbouring police station, a glasshouse with an automatic watering system, an equipment shed, a children’s garden (8 little plots), a sandpit and cubby house for visiting children, and a gazebo. A three-bin compost system recycles weeds and clippings into precious compost to enrich the soil.

A food swap is held at the garden on the first Saturday of every month, 9-10am.

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