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Situated in the heart of Innisfail, Johnstone River Community Gardens is 2.5 acres of beautiful leafy surrounds, abundant with birds, butterflies, lizards, and other native critters. Perfect for a relaxing stroll, bringing the kids for a play, yarning with friends, or walking the dog (leashed please!).

Our Mission – Growing Food, Nourishing Community
Within this tropical oasis, Garden-Members gather every week to fulfill a shared vision of Growing Food, Nourishing Community. We achieve this by sharing our knowledge and passion for all things gardening and sustainability and striving together to grow and enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Our Philosophy – The Five Tenets of Sustainability
The Gardens are guided by ‘Five Tenets of Sustainability’. These tenets were decided upon by Garden-Members to ensure that everything we do will continue to support the future growth and sustainability of the Gardens while enriching the wider Innisfail and Cassowary Coast community. To learn more about our ‘Five Tenets’, click on the titles below.

  • Tenet One – Recycling
  • Tenet Two – Low Carbon Emissions
  • Tenet Three – Low Food Miles
  • Tenet Four – Carbon Sequestration
  • Tenet Five – Community Education and Well-Being

Entering The Gardens:
Follow the Innisfail State College drive-way leading to the teacher’s car-park, next to the ‘Tropical Lodge Motel’. Take the first left before reaching the teacher’s car-park, where you’ll see a sign advertising the south entrance of the Gardens.




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