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Community gardens

The City of Marion recognises that community gardens contribute to the well being of communities and provide diverse health, social, environmental and cultural benefits.

  • Community gardens have the potential to connect communities, build friendships and provide a recreation and educational resource for all age groups.
  • Community gardens enable people to pursue horticultural activities in an urban environment and can be particularly valuable in medium and higher density areas where people may have limited garden space.
  • Community gardens provide an opportunity to grow food in an environmentally sustainable way and contribute to addressing food security.

Community Gardens Policy – Have Your Say

We are revisiting our Community Gardens Policy which sets the direction for community gardening in our city. We invite you to have your say on the draft Community Gardens Policy.

Tell us what you think at: by Wednesday 11 September.

For more information, please call the Environment and Sustainability Team on 8375 6600 or email

Join a Community Garden

There are five community gardens in the City of Marion with more planned. View our community garden list to find out about them and how you can join.

Start a Community Garden

If there is already a community garden in your area, we encourage you to join that garden. If you would like to start a new community garden on Council land, please contact our Community Gardens Coordinator to express your interest and read our Community Gardens Guidelines to find out what is involved.

Further information

City of Marion Community Gardens Coordinator