Community garden ready to grow at Trott Park

Find out how you can grow your own food at Trott Park Community Garden.

City Limits Magazine Issue 45 April 2014 Front Cover

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 45 - April 2014.

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Trott Park residents can now get together with friends and neighbours to grow their own food following the opening of the area’s first community garden.

Plots for Trott Park Community Garden have just become available for lease for people to grow fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers while learning new skills.

The project is being driven by local residents and, in addition to encouraging people to grow healthy food, aims to bring them together to build strong neighbourhoods. 

President of Trott Park Community Garden Malcolm McDonell said it was very exciting to see the site ready to be developed further.

“The garden beds are being built and we are putting together an exciting range of activities that will include talks from horticulturalists, practical skills sharing and social events,” Malcolm said.

City Limits April 2014 - Community Garden“Growing food in a community garden is a wonderful way to meet new people and we’d love to hear from new or experienced gardeners.

“There are also plans for an orchard and picking garden.”

The garden is about 15m x 15m and is behind Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre, Hessing Crescent.

Trott Park Community Garden is also a community capacity building project supported by the City of Marion.

For more information, contact Malcolm McDonell on 0431 615 114, by email on or Nick Westwood on 8387 1798, or by email on

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