These gardens are allotment-based.
There are two gardens, one at 381 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East and the other in Linda Crescent, Hawthorn.
Hawthorn Community Gardens was established in 1980. Across its two locations, it has a total of 86 garden plots. Membership fees range from $80-100 per annum, depending on the size of the plot, and this includes access to gardening tools, water and social gatherings. There is currently a substantial waiting list for both gardens.