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There are various community gardens in the City of Marion that you can join. They are all open to new members and seeking volunteers for a range of roles and tasks. Choose a community garden near you from the list below and contact them to find out how you can get involved.
By contributing to a community garden you will connect with people in your local area, build a sense of community, grow healthy fruit and vegetables, beautify your area and improve your wellbeing. These are just some of the many benefits of community gardening.
34 Hessing Crescent, Trott Park SA
Trott Park Community Garden is a friendly gardening group run by committed group of volunteers. The garden has individual plots, wheelchair accessible plots, communal garden beds, fruit trees and biodiversity plantings. It is tucked away behind Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre.
Newlands Avenue Reserve, 25 Newlands Avenue, Marino
Marino Community Garden is made up of eight sections forming a wheel shape. The garden was designed by the group using permaculture principles. It includes individual plots, shared plots and an orchard. Members can join as a plot holder or general member and volunteer. There is a social morning, food swap and working bee on the third Sunday of each month.
Clovelly Park Primary School, 1 Renown Place, Clovelly Park
Clovelly Park Community Garden is a small garden located on the grounds of Clovelly Park Primary School on a former car park. The garden has shared garden beds and fruit trees where the group grows organic food for the community. It is open to members of the school community as well as the wider community.
25 Naldera Street, Glandore SA
Glandore Community Garden is a well established community garden located at Glandore Community Centre. The garden has individual plots, workshop spaces, propagation areas and woodfired pizza oven. There is currently a waiting list for plots at the garden. The garden hosts gardening workshops, woodfired pizza days and is open to the community on Tuesday mornings.
Corner of Marion Rd and Allawoona Ave, Mitchell Park SA
A welcoming, safe and colourful space where people can come to build friendships, learn, share, relax and inspire others. The garden is all about working together to give back to the community, grow organic and affordable fresh foods and learn new skills. It is open Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am-12.00pm. All visitors welcome.
Oliphant Reserve, Oliphant Avenue, Oaklands Park SA
The Oaklands Community Garden is an organic biodiverse orchard comprising of a multitude of fruit trees, grape vines, herbs, and vegetables with provision for a number of garden plots. The garden is characterised by its very peaceful allure and its bird life. Why not visit, join us and become a member, or just be a friend of the garden and watch over our labour of love.
Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga Drive, Bedford Park SA 5042 (garden located to the west of Fairford House)
This open food garden is nestled in the beautiful native surrounds of the Warriparinga wetlands, Sturt River and gardens. The open garden has beds growing vegetables and herbs. There is also a shade house for propagation, a pizza oven and planned bush tucker area. Why not visit, or become a member to help the garden grow and enjoy delicious fresh produce.