Willsmere Station Community Garden

Willsmere Station Community Garden
Kew East
0413 257911
Corner Willsmere Road and Carnegie Avenue, Kew, 3101
Notes (in their own words):

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

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.

  • Willsmere Station Community Garden
  • Willsmere Station Community Garden
  • Willsmere Station Community Garden