Strathdon House Kitchen Garden


This garden is open to the public during house opening hours.

To discuss any aspect of the community garden, contact Marisa Fiume from Whitehorse Council by email or phone (9262 6158). Or go to their website.

Strathdon House, 449–465 Springvale Road, Forest Hill.

The kitchen garden was established in 2019. It comprises around 20 garden beds and wicking beds of varying sizes and heights to cater for use by the community of different age groups (including children) and abilities. A group of volunteers plant, maintain and harvest the vegetable and herb crops. They also have seasonal planting and harvesting activities that members of the community are invited to participate in.

The kitchen garden is located in the grounds of Strathdon House, where a wide range of workshops focusing on environmental sustainability, health and wellbeing, including cooking workshops, take place. Produce harvested from the kitchen garden is sometimes used in these workshops.

Strathdon House itself was originally built in 1893 and its associated orchard was around 40 acres in size in the early 20th Century. The remaining two acres of this orchard is the last of its kind in Whitehorse City Council, with a variety of fruit trees including apples and plums.

They are always on the lookout for more volunteers to join the team in either the garden or the house.

On the 3rd Saturday of each month, 10-11.30am, there is a food swap.

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