Newton Street Community Garden


This garden is open to the public.

To discuss any aspect of the garden, contact Sylvia Bianco by phone (8470 8107) or email.

At 9 Newton Street, Reservoir.

This is a communal garden on public housing land associated with the East Preston Community Centre. The garden was established in late 2018 and The East Preston Community Centre, in partnership with DIVRS Urban Food Program, are continuing to develop it. Once fully developed, it will include shared vegetable growing areas, fruit trees, berries, food forest gardens and composting/worm farming facilities.

Local community members are invited to get involved in shaping the garden’s look and feel. This is a space where local residents can connect, share, learn and grow food locally. From planting, weeding and harvesting crops to designing what will be planted in the vacant beds – there’s plenty to do.

A gardening group, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, work in the garden on Wednesday mornings, 9.30am-midday, and it is open to the general public throughout the week. Everyone is welcome to attend the Wednesday morning sessions. Occasionally, there are bigger working bees.

  2 Responses to “Newton Street Community Garden”

  1. Hi Audrey. I read your article and was impressed with what you are doing in Reservoir. I am a 65-year-old resident in Reservoir. I love gardening and have a little Bunnings planter box in my tiny courtyard. I love watching my veggies grow and planting little things on a small scale. My parents had a big block of land in Reservoir and they used to keep chickens and grow veggies in their garden, so I guess I was inspired by them to grow veggies. Good on you I say!!!! There should be a lot more people like yourself to bring the community together and eat healthy homegrown veggies rather than expensive prepackaged preservative packed foods.

    Cheers to you, Audrey.
    Laura Carin

    • Thank you Laura, glad to hear you’re still growing veggies even though you’re short on space! It’s amazing what we can do in small spaces with enough enthusiasm.

      Feel free to pop down to the Newton St Community Garden to have a look whenever you’re nearby!

      All the best,

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