St Johns Riverside Community Garden, Heidelberg


This garden is membership based, partly communal and partly allotments.

To discuss any aspect of the community garden, contact Katrina by email or phone (0422 735213). Or go to their Facebook page.

Next to the tennis courts at St Johns Anglican Church, 1 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg. To access the garden, you can either cross the Yarra Trail bridge over Salt Creek (opposite Heidelberg Park) or park in the St Johns car park and amble down the embankment towards the tennis courts.

Situated at Salt Creek’s meeting with the Yarra River, this sustainable food garden is a joint venture between the Banyule Anglican Church and the local community. Both individual and community plots are available and new members are very welcome.

A gardening get-together occurs each month where seedlings are shared, compost is made, fascination is felt about the latest vegetables appearing and members always feel comfortable to try new planting experiences and see what happens. Workshops conducted have included building wicking beds, liquid fertilisers, pruning fruit trees and making hot compost.

A food swap is held at the garden on the 4th Saturday of every month, 10-11am.

In August 2019, Judy Vizzari visited the garden. Read her writeup of the visit.

Gardening in the cool evening riverside air is refreshing!


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