Community Gardens Australia (CGA) is a networking organisation connecting community gardeners around Australia.
We maintain a map of community gardens where organisational members and registered non-members can place their community gardens and community education centres.
Within the capacity of our voluntary organisation, we advocate in support of community gardens and the practice of community gardening as a form of urban land-use and social development.
We offer benefits for garden membership by partnering with organisations to provide discounts.
CGA is a community organisation run by volunteers. It has:
- a national management team
- contact people in most states who may be able to assist with enquiries in their states
- volunteers who maintain CGA’s website and social media presence
- three ambassadors who support the organisation — Costa Georgiadis (ABC TV Gardening Australia host), Hannah Moloney (permaculture educator), John McBain (sustainability ambassador).
There are three ways to become a member of CGA:
- Community garden membership/voting: for gardens. The garden must nominate a person to vote on their behalf and act as a point of contact with CGA. Membership fee:
- $50 per year, for gardens that have funding and are able to fully support CGA
- $20 concession per year, for gardens with low to no funding available but who are keen to participate as full members
- Individual membership/non-voting: for individual supporters who wish to be part of CGA. Membership fee — $20 per year
- Corporate membership/non-voting: for businesses, corporates, and supporters of our work who wish to be part of CGA. Membership fee — $100 per year.
Our website provides resources for community gardeners, local government and researchers.
You can browse our CGA resources:
- community garden poster
- find a local event
- how to start a community garden
- how-to guides and information sheets
- map directory to find a garden near you
- Pest factsheets
Others useful documents:
- Darwin factsheets
- documents to help Council’s
- fundraising and applying for grants
- planning your community garden documents
- thesis and reports
- work health and safety.
Want to know more about plants you could grow? Find out which plants flourish in community gardens: