Willsmere Station Community Garden, Kew East


This garden is membership-based, with some communal areas and some individually allocated plots.

To discuss any aspect of the community garden, contact their committee by email. Or go to their Facebook page or website.

Corner Willsmere Road and Carnegie Avenue, Kew East.

The garden was established in 2019. It has 50 individually allocated plots plus a communal food forest which provides opportunities for harvest sharing, raised plots that are wheelchair accessible, shared wicking beds and a children’s area with raised circular garden beds.

The garden’s objectives are:

  • To establish and maintain a community garden in Kew.
  • To improve food security and promote healthy eating by providing opportunities for locals to grow fresh, nutritious produce and share supplementary harvest.
  • To enhance the use of green space in Kew by providing a beautiful and peaceful meeting place.
  • To increase community connection and reduce social isolation by creating an open and welcoming community garden for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
  • To strengthen local neighbourhood dynamics by collaborating with community partners.
  • To build a strong sense of place by acknowledging the area’s story and heritage.
  • To reduce their environmental impact by employing ecological gardening principles, avoiding synthetic or harmful chemical inputs, conserving water and providing composting facilities for food waste diversion & soil enrichment.
  • To encourage local biodiversity and provide a space for the community to connect with nature and the rhythms of the seasons.
  • To increase the number of locals engaged in, and informed, about sustainable food growing through practical skill workshops and knowledge sharing.
  • To ensure longevity of the gardening community by using sustainable management practices which are open, participatory and non-judgemental.

As of 2023, membership is $25pa and plots are $100pa.

A food swap is held at the garden on the 2nd Saturday of every month, 10-11am.

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